The 1,293 acres of R. Milton Hick Memorial State Forest include all stages of the cycle of forest management: mature mixed hardwoods, softwood plantations, young growth, and recent logging.
From Pleasant Brook on State Highway 165, turn south on La Fleure Road. Â At .3 miles, take a left fork onto Perry Hill Road and continue up a steep hill to the trailhead parking area on the right, at 1.8 miles from State HIghway 165.
In winter, an alternative route with gentler grades is often preferrable. Â From County Highway 34, 3 miles north of Westford of 3.5 miles south of State Highway 165, turn north on Josclyn Road, which becomes Perry Hill Road, and continue 1 mile to the trailhead parking lot. Â Most of La Fleure Road, which also bisects Hick State Forest, is not maintained in winter.
The Susquehanna Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club maintains the Rosenboom Nordic Ski Trail here, marked with yellow trailmarkers. Â The trails mainly follow old logging roads and cross two low north-south ridges. Â They are generally easy walking, with occassional short, moderately steep climbs.
Beginning at the trail register, turn left and follow an old road, which soon ascends a short hill. Â At the T, the main trail goes to the left; the trail to the right deadends in a recently logged area. Â The main trail goes to La Fleure Road, turns right, and follows La Fleure for about a third of a mile to a turnoff to the left. Â At this point, a short detour to the right will bring you to a large pond.
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