Forestport Mill Pond (FMP)

Until recently, BROEP’s youngest kayakers were given instruction on the Black River feeder canal in Boonville. The new Forestport Mill Pond campus offers a spring program that is a significant upgrade. With its slow-moving current, the pond’s huge expanse of open water allows sixth-graders much greater scope to develop their paddling skills in a secluded, wooded setting adjacent to BROEP’s Black River Forest campus. The pond is easily accessed from a state owned boat launch off Route 28. 

Activities Include:  Kayaking

Curriculum

Trail Guides

Welcome to Trail Guides! This section allows you to better prepare your students for their BROEP activity prior to your visit. Within these document(s), you will find hints to all the items the students should be looking for during their activity. From the flora and fauna of the environment to the history of the land, the Trail Guide(s) below will enrich your students’ future BROEP experience. Enjoy!

   

Directions

Directions to FMP: 12109 Woodhull Rd, Forestport, NY 13338

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From the North: (Watertown)
Travel South on Route 12 into Boonville. Continue on Route 12 for 7 Miles. Go under an over pass and prepare to turn Left onto State Dam Road. Travel 50 yards to the first stop sign. Turn Left onto Route 28 North. Travel for 1.5 miles, cross a bridge and Exit Right toward Forestport/Woodhull Rd. Stay Right and turn Right on Woodhull Road. Travel .1 mile and the destination is on your Right. You will only pass one house on the right immediately before the parking lot. You may see our kayaks laid out on the beach when you are going over the bridge (they will be on the right).

From the South: (Utica)
Travel North on Route 12 for approximately 23 miles to Alder Creek where Route 12 and 28 divide. Stay Right on Route 28 North for 1.5 miles. Cross a bridge and Exit Right toward Forestport/Woodhull Rd. Stay Right and turn Right on Woodhull Road. Travel .1 mile and the destination is on your Right. You will only pass one house on the right immediately before the parking lot. You may see our kayaks laid out on the beach when you are going over the bridge (they will be on the right).

From the West:
Camden – Make your way East to Route 12 and 28 (these two roads divide in Alder Creek) by way of Route 69 East to Buck Hill Road to Egypt Road. Turn Right off of Egypt Road onto Route 12 South and travel for .2 miles, under an overpass and make an immediate Left onto State Dam Road. Travel 50 yards to the first stop sign. Turn Left onto Route 28 North. From here, travel North on Route 28 for 1.5 miles. Cross a bridge and Exit Right toward Forestport/Woodhull Rd. Stay Right and turn Right on Woodhull Road. Travel .1 mile and the destination is on your Right. You will only pass one house on the right immediately before the parking lot. You may see our kayaks laid out on the beach when you are going over the bridge (they will be on the right).

Canastota – Make your way East to Route 12 via Route 46 to Alder Creek or Route 365 to Barneveld or Route 90 to Utica. Continue on 12 to the intersection of Route 12 and 28 in Alder Creek. From here drive North on route 28 for 1.5 miles. Cross a bridge and Exit Right toward Forestport/Woodhull Rd. Stay Right and turn Right on Woodhull Road. Travel .1 mile and the destination is on your Right. You will only pass one house on the right immediately before the parking lot. You may see our kayaks laid out on the beach when you are going over the bridge (they will be on the right).

Note: If you enter this address into a GPS or mapping program, it will give you a location close to the FMP campus but not exactly. Please use these directions in conjunction with your GPS once you get close.

 

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