Boston County Forest offers hiking and xcountry skiing

Looking into one of the ravines in Boston Forest

NOTE – THERE IS AN UPDATED GUIDE HERE: Boston County Forest Summer Hiking Guide

Boston Forest County Park is an Erie County conservation area located in the Town of Boston, New York.

It consist of 710 acres of mostly forest lands bordered on the north by Rice Road, the east by Zimmerman Road, the south by Belcher Road and the west by Feddick Road and South Feddick Road.

An interactive trail map can be viewed HERE
There is a parking area and hiking trailhead just 1.2 miles west of the Rice Road exit off Route 219. The parking area is not plowed although people do use it in winter.

Parking on Rice Road is possible but should be avoided in winter because the snow filled ditch is close to the edge of the road.. Parking on Rockwood Road just east of the official parking area seems to be a better option in winter.

There is also sufficient shoulder to park along South Feddick Road near the gate the forest service road. Note that the forest service road is used by the county of Erie as a roadkill dump. Roadkill is dumped here and then covered with mulch.

The topo and aerial maps below show the border of the county land , a loop trail made up of hiking trails and snowmobile trails, a spur trail that leads to another snowmobile trail, and several waypoints.

The gpx file for the entire trail depicted on the maps below, along with the waypoints, can be downloaded HERE.

Aerial Map of Boston Forest

Aerial Map of Boston Forest

Closeup Aerial Photo of Boston Forest Trails

Closeup Aerial Photo of Boston Forest Trails

Boston Forest Topo with Trails

Boston Forest Topo with Trails