Created By: Diane Lebo Wallace
The 3,513-acre Bully Hill State Forest provides opportunities for hiking, snowmobiling, camping, bird watching, nature photography and hunting. Note that state forest roads are not plowed in the winter unless there is an on-going timber sale. The forest is a source of raw material for New York's forest products industry, which provides employment and income for many New Yorkers and provides habitat for wildlife species such as deer, rabbit, grouse and turkey.
In the 1930s, Bully Hill State Forest was the site of many work projects carried out by the Civilian Conservation Corps or CCC. The CCC, established by the administration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, provided employment opportunities for young men during the Great Depression. CCC projects included the construction of roads and the planting of thousands of pine and spruce trees in the open areas on the property.
FLT Map M9
This point of interest is part of the tour: History along the Finger Lakes Trail