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Charles Baker State Forest

The assembly area on Moscow Road is the beginning of the trail system. The assembly and camping area can accommodate campers and approximately 150 horses with covered tie stalls and stallion box stalls. There is a pavilion as well as water, picnicking, and camping facilities. Accessible portable toilets and an accessible mounting platform for people with disabilities are also available at this site. Equestrian riding has a set season -- May 1st through October 31st each year. Organized trail rides or events need a temporary revocable permit (TRP) which can be obtained through the local Lands and Forests office in Sherburne. Plan on two to three weeks for processing prior to the event. An application fee is also required for the TRP. 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. Further information on these permits can be obtained through any NYS DEC office throughout the state. This 9,400-acre forested property makes up the core of the Brookfield Trail System. Charles E. Baker, combined with Brookfield Railroad and Beaver Creek State Forests, contain 130 miles of connected trails.