The Forest Reserve at Smallwood
48 Richard Crumley Drive
Smallwood, NY 12778
Phone: (845) 583-4350 ext. 102
Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/ForestReserveAtSmallwood
Open Dawn to dusk 365 days year!
The Forest Reserve at Smallwood walking loop, hiking trails and Dog Park open with the following important restrictions: You must follow all social distancing guidelines and requirements for not having meetings or gatherings of too many people at one time or space as required.
In efforts to preserve an environmentally sensitive area of the Town of Bethel, the Forest Reserve at Smallwood was acquired to protect the land from becoming an over-sized high-density residential townhouse development. The potential impact of that 200+ unit housing project raised many concerns in the community. Working closely with the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, the Bethel Local Development Corporation placed a conservation easement on the property which will ensure that the scale and types of use permitted are appropriate. This public park project, now in the planning stages, will feature hiking trails to be used for walking, jogging, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and other excellent opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation.
1/5th of a mile gravel walking track on the outer edge of the exercise area. Seating along the river, 8 pieces of outdoor workout equipment. Lat pull-down, chest press, torso rotators, self-powered rower, sit-up bench, push-up bar, pull-up bars, 3-person leg press, two-person elliptical. Full-body workouts at their desired level of physical activity. Each piece will has instructions displayed on how to use the equipment safely. This area of the park will be suitable for individuals of all ages including children, adults and seniors.
130+ acre environmentally sensitive property. Currently being developed into a public park for our community and future generations to enjoy.
Due to popular demand, we have added a brand new dog waste station to the Exercise Park area at the Forest Reserve at Smallwood. This location is family & dog friendly and there is a trail that leads you to the Town of Bethel Dog Park. We appreciate visitors efforts to keep the parks clean for all to enjoy.
At the opposite end of the parking lot is the trail head. Trails are being further developed with signage and grooming.
Working closely with the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, the Bethel Local Development Corporation placed a conservation easement on the property which will ensure that the scale and types of use permitted are appropriate