- Open for recreation: Free
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- Location: Towns of Lincklaen and Pitcher, Chenango County
- Wildlife Management Unit: 7M
- Map: Lincklaen State Forest Map (GeoPDF) - GeoPDF Instructions || Google Earth || DECinfo Locator
Lincklaen State Forest consists of 4,655 acres in the northwest corner of Chenango County. There are no formal trails on the forest, but hiking is allowed anywhere unless posted otherwise.
The forest contains a series of parallel ridges with streams that flow south to the Otselic River. As soon as the winter snow melts, spring wildflowers push their way up through the leaf litter. By mid-May, the spring flowers are in full bloom and the trees have leafed out.
As the cooler temperatures of fall arrive, the leaves begin to change color. Peak fall foliage usually occurs around the second week of October. Vivid colors of the maples, ash and aspen contrast with the dark greens of the conifers.