On April 23, 2022 a ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the Tupelo Community Forest to celebrate the opening of the trails to the public.
“Today we are celebrating the result of many years of collaboration to connect our communities to the outdoors, and to make every home in Saratoga County a trailhead,” Saratoga PLAN executive director Maria Trabka said in a press release. “Thank you to the generous donors, landowners, volunteers, and community leaders who are making the vision conserving the woodlands of the Palmertown Range and building the Sarah B. Foulke Friendship Trails a reality. The Tupelo Community Forest is the first example of many such projects in the works.”
The Tupelo Community Forest is a 145-acre forest with 3 miles of narrow trails located at 250 Greene Rd., Greenfield Center, NY. Tupelo Community Forest takes its name from the tupelo trees (Nyssa sylvatica) in adjacent Lincoln Mountain State Forest, estimated to be over 500 years old. The Tupelo Community Forest is open daily from dawn to 10 pm for non-motorized use: mountain biking, hiking, trail running, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing.