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Sterling Forest State Park
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Sterling Mountain Fire Observation Tower and Observers Cabin
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116 Old Forge Road
Tuxedo Park, New York   10987
(lat:41.199 lon:-74.2569) map location

Phone: 845-351-5907
Sterling Forest State Park comprises 21,935.08 acres of nearly pristine natural refuge amidst of one of the nation's most densely populated areas, a remarkable piece of woodland, a watershed for millions, and a tremendous outdoor recreation area. This unbroken deep-forest habitat is important for the survival of many resident and migratory species, including black bear, a variety of hawks and songbirds and many rare invertebrates and plants. Hunting, fishing and hiking opportunities are available.

To help disseminate knowledge about Sterling Forest's environment and history, the commission built the US Senator Frank R. Lautenberg Visitor Center. The visitor center overlooking Sterling Lake features exhibits about the local environment as well as an auditorium for related presentations.
Enjoy fishing in the tranquil Blue Lake, known for its largemouth bass and panfish. The park's streams are home to trout.

Sterling Forest State Park offers picnic tables and grills, perfect for family outings. No reservations are required but first-come-first-served basis applies.
Biking is allowed on designated trails, offering a chance to explore the park's natural beauty.

Mountain biking enthusiasts can enjoy challenging terrains and scenic views.

Remember that some paths are shared with hikers; always be respectful of other trail users.

The Red Back Trail offers an intermediate level ride through mixed hardwood forests.

For advanced riders, there's the Sterling Ridge Trail featuring steep climbs and rocky sections.

Always wear protective gear while riding as safety should never be compromised for fun or speed.

Check weather conditions before heading out since wet trails may pose additional challenges or risks.

Ensure your bike is in good condition prior to setting off - breakdowns could lead to lengthy walks back!

Keep hydrated during rides especially during summer months when temperatures rise significantly high within this area.

Respect wildlife you might encounter along routes by keeping distance & not feeding them under any circumstances!
Birdwatchers can enjoy over 250 bird species, including the endangered Golden-winged Warbler. The park offers guided tours and educational programs on birds. There are several trails for different skill levels with diverse habitats attracting various bird types.

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