Pharsalia, McDonough, NY
Small motorboats or canoes. 153 acres, average 9′ depth, warm water fishery. Hand launch 2 mi. south of the Village. Fish: Norlunge, largemouth bass, yellow perch, sunfish and chain pickerel
Brookfield State Forest
130 miles of trails spread over 13,000 acres for: X-country skiing, hiking, horseback riding, and snowmobiling. Facilities: Pavilion, picnic area, handicapped mounting platforms for horseback riding.
McDonough, Smithville Flats, NY
The Genegantslet Creek not only supports trout populations, it is considered to be one of the premiere trout streams in the region. This stream holds native brook trout and is annually stocked with brown trout. This DEC fishing access site is located just outside of Genegantslet State Forest. There is a small accessible fishing platform with parking.
Lake is privately owned, but there is public access for car top boats only. Fish: Bass, pickerel, sunnies and bullhead.
Hunts Pond State Forest
2 miles southwest of New Berlin
New Berlin, NY 13411
NYS DEC (607) 674-4017
The pond area is open to fishing and car top boat launching. Camping around the perimeter of the pond is available with a free permit from the DEC Sherburne office from May 1 to September 30.Fish: large-mouth bass, chain pickerel & panfish. Hiking, cross-country skiing, hunting and trapping with permit.
Located on Pharsalia Wildlife Mngmt
Canoes, 18-acres located on the Pharsalia Wildlife Management area. Fish: Northern pike, largemouth bass & panfish.
3 miles northeast of Norwich
North Norwich, NY
Canoes, 20-acres that are a part of the Whaupaunaucau State Forest. Fish: Brook trout, largemouth bass, brown bullhead & sunfish.
Town of Smithville, off Rte. 41
Smithville Flats, NY
NYS DEC 607-674-4017
Small motorboats or canoes. 117 acres. Chain pickerel, largemouth bass and tiger musky are the main gamefish found in the pond. Black crappie, yellow perch, bluegill and pumpkinseed sunfish can also be found in the pond. Long Pond is a very popular ice fishing location.
Millbrook Recreation Park
off King Settlement Road (County Road 29)
New Berlin, NY 13411
Open year round. Fishing, hiking, camping and cross country skiing. Swimming runs from June until Labor Day (weather and staffing requirements permitting.) A reservation for the pavilion or camping is made through the town office (847-8909).
NY River Adventures
100 Tall Pines Lane (off Rte 8 N)
Bainbridge, NY 13730
River Tubing, Canoeing & Kayaking
Grab a paddle and experience the great outdoors at NY River Adventures. Located on the Unadilla & Susquehanna Rivers we offer a beautiful, fun-filled adventure for singles, couples, families or groups with river tubing, canoeing and kayaking trips & rentals. NY River Adventures@ Tall Pines will provide everything you need to have a fantastic outdoor experience. Try your hand at fishing for dinner, listen to the birds, watch for wildlife, or simply sit back and enjoy the beauty that surrounds you. The boating is leisurely with a bit of excitement along the way, the scenery spectacular, and there is plenty of time for swimming, fishing, exploring islands, fossil hunting, rapid surfing, or just plain relaxing.
Oliver’s Campers Website »
6460 State Hwy. 12
Norwich, NY 13815
Family owned and operated since 1966. We sell a variety of RVs including Travel Trailers, Fifth Wheels, Pop-Ups, and Toy Haulers. We carry a wide selection of brands including Hideout, Retreat, Shadow Cruiser, Minnie, MicroMinnie, Spyder, and A-Liner. Perfect for any type of getaway. New and used RV’s, parts, and service.
Pharsalia Recreational Vehicle Trail
18.2 miles of marked trails are available for X-country skiing, hiking and horseback riding.
Pharsalia Wildlife Management Area
4,356 acres are available for bird watching, X-country skiing, fishing, hunting and trapping. In 1926, the area became the first game refuge acquired by the State. Access depends on the weather conditions.
Pharsalia Woods State Forest
9,000 acres in the towns of Plymouth and Pharsalia, providing hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, trapping, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and skiing. The forest contains six miles of the Finger Lakes Trail. Features an accessible viewing platform overlooking the 25-acre Round Pond.
Rogers Environmental Education Center Website »
2715 St. Rte. 80 West
Sherburne, NY 13460
Operated by Friends of Rogers, they offer many demonstratons and programming relating to the outdoors. Hiking and other outdoor activities are also offered. Facilities include a visitor’s center and a picnic area.
1 mile west of Smithville Flats
Smithville Flats, NY
Canoes, 26 acres on state forest land 1 mi. west of Smithville Flats. Fish: Chain pickerel and panfish.
Chenango County offers a vast network of snowmobiling trails and clubs, with some of the best-groomed trails in New York State. Several north-south routes connect to the New York State Corridor Snowmobile Trail system. The county’s snowmobile clubs spend hundreds of hours maintaining and grooming the trails for your riding pleasure.
See the complete list of clubs here.
The Finger Lakes Trail Conference, Inc.
NYS Finger Lakes Trail Center
Spans NY State, 5 trail sections run through Chenango County- 77.9 miles. Activities: Bird watching, cross-country skiing, hiking, photography, snowshoeing.
So. New Berlin, off Rte. 8 & 23
Excellent canoeing, long, deep, slow pools; mostly tree-lined. Fish: Walleye, chain pickerel, large and smallmouth bass and panfish.
Whaupaunaucau State Forest
North Norwich, NY
DEC (607) 674-4017
1,187 acres of trails that are available for X-country skiing and hiking. No motorized vehicles are allowed. Fishing is also available on Jeffrey’s Pond, a 10-acre impoundment.
Wolf Mountain Nature Center Website »
562 Hopkins Crandall Road
Smyrna, NY 13464
A nature center, dedicating to connecting people with the spirit of the wild. Visit our Timber Wolf packs, Eastern coyotes, and Arctic Foxes. Picnic area, gift shop (no credit/debit accepted). Tours available.