Mount Pleasant State Forest (Chautauqua #3) totals 1,522 acres and is located in the Town of Chautauqua. This forest provides opportunities for many outdoor recreational activities such as hiking and mountain biking. It is also home to a variety of wildlife species such as Whitetail deer, bear, and turkey. Mount Pleasant State Forest's marsh pond is a scenic location for wildlife viewing.
The Fred J. Cusimano Westside Overland Trail traverses through Mount Pleasant State Forest. 4.8 miles of the trail run through Mount Pleasant State Forest, and are maintained by Chautauqua County's Department of Public Works Parks Division. The Fred J. Cusimano Westside Overland Trail navigates the state's various aesthetically pleasing woodlots, and access trails. Bicycles, hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are allowed on the trail; motor vehicles are not allowed. Lean-to facilities are available along the trail and are maintained by the Chautauqua County Parks Department. There is one lean-to facility on county property located just off of this trail directly adjacent to state land.
Parking lots for the trail are located off of Route 430 and on the corner of Mount Pleasant and Titus Road
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