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      Kettlebail State Forest was originally used as an extensive hunting ground by the Iroquois. The land was later cleared for farming by Revolutionary War Veterans and early European settlers. To the dismay of many farmers, the area's soils are thin, relatively steep and acidic, and the growing seasons are short with long, harsh winters. Intensive agricultural practices only led to damaged, undesirable and unproductive land that became too costly to manage. Eventually, many farmers abandoned their upland farm properties in pursuit of better farmland in the Midwest.

      The State Reforestation Law of 1929 and the Hewitt Amendment of 1931 were created by the Roosevelt Administration as a means for the state to take over the responsibility of managing abandoned farms, making them productive once more. Kettlebail was purchased in parcels by the State of New York in the early 1930s to undergo reforestation efforts. Conservation Department (now DEC) foresters and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) worked diligently to re-establish the land as forest, and, with the planting of 1,468,631 conifer seedlings, their hard work was successful. Today, the landscape has been transformed into forest and now provides diverse ecological, economic, and recreational services to hundreds of people each year.
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      Region Details
      0 mountain bike trails

      Region Status
      Open as of May 16, 2024
      Local Trail Association


      Trails (view details)
      Trails Hike
      Trails Trail Running
      Trails Snowshoe
      Trails Nordic Ski
      Total Distance
      4,875 ft
      Total Descent Distance
      3,212 ft
      Total Descent
      194 ft
      Total Vertical
      194 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,976 ft
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      Woodsman1111addreportactivity #29576899
      May 22, 2022 @ 6:19am
      May 22, 2022

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Hike14,875 ft194 ft3,212 ft194 ft
      Trail Running14,875 ft194 ft3,212 ft194 ft
      Snowshoe14,875 ft194 ft3,212 ft194 ft
      Nordic Ski14,875 ft194 ft3,212 ft194 ft
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