Directions to State Forest Area

The Washington County Grasslands DEC State Forest Area parking/ trailhead on Blackhouse Road is close to 281 Blackhouse Road, Fort Edward NY 12828 for people with a GPS. Otherwise, to get there:

South: Take Route 4 heading to Fort Edward, before getting into Fort Edward turn onto Blackhouse road. The DEC State Forest Area parking/ trailhead will be about a mile and a half down on the right.

North: Take Route 4 out of Fort Edward, heading to Schuylerville. About 2.5 miles from the Bridge/Lock 7 will be Blackhouse road on the left. (Be careful, the turn sneaks up on you)

Northway: Take Northway/I-87 to exit 17N/S, direction depends on which exit you are coming from. Get off at Exit 17N/S, go 2.5 miles and make a right onto Reynolds Road/State Route 197 by Speedway (formally Hess). Go 6 miles into Fort Edward and across Rogers Island to make a right onto U.S. Route 4. Then go 3 miles down U.S. Route 4 and make a left onto Blackhouse road. The DEC State Forest Area parking/ trailhead will be about a mile and a half down on the right. View a map of the DEC State Forest here