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Maxon Creek State Forest is sometimes referred to as Pease Hill, features 908 acres in the town of Cuyler in Northeastern Cortland County. While there are few hiking trails located in the forest, including the North Country Trail. Currently, Maxon Creek State Forest offers an estimated 1.8 miles of the North Country National Scenic Trail that cross through the forest.  There is also the Irish Hollow Trail that runs along Maxon Creek.

View from along the North Country Trail

Directions: Maxon Creek State Forest may be accessed by taking NY 13 to Crains Mills Road. Head south about 0.4 miles until Pease Hill Road. Travel southeast on Pease Hill Road for about 1.0 mile into Maxon Creek State Forest, then proceed about 0.6 miles further to the Maxon Creek Public Forest Access Road; this is a dead end road that runs westward for 1 mile. Parking is available from the shoulder of the road, however, it is limited.

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