Ossian State Forest — Bicycle or Driving Loop Professional Review and Guide
"Ossian State Forest is a tract of land which adjoins the 5,100-acre Rattlesnake Hill Wildlife Management Area. Rattlesnake Hill was purchased in the 1930s under the Federal Resettlement Administration and is one of many that were turned over to the DEC for development as a wildlife management area. The area is a blend of mature woodland, fields, open meadows, old growth orchards and conifer plantations. It is appropriately named. Timber rattlesnakes, once prevalent in the region, are now occasionally found in remote spots. Birds Likely Seen: Hawks, finches, bluebirds, orioles, warblers, woodpeckers, nuthatches, chickadees, titmice, tanagers, waterfowl and thrushes."