Originally purchased in the 1930s, like most of the State Reforestation Areas throughout New York, the 848-acre Brookfield Railroad State Forest is part of the highly acclaimed Brookfield Trail System and can be used for horseback riding and other recreational activities. Horse owners may be required to produce a current Coggins certificate in accordance with Agriculture and Markets Rules and Regulations, Part 64. Organized trail rides or events need a temporary revocable permit (TRP) that can be obtained through the DEC's Lands and Forests Office in Sherburne at (607) 674-4017. Plan on two to three weeks for processing of your permit prior to the event. An application fee for the TRP is also required. Proof of current negative Coggins certificate is required for all horses and out-of-state horse owners are required to produce a 30-day health certificate. Several multiple use trails on the state forest can be used for hiking and other recreational activities.