McCarty Hill State Forests and Rock City (see separate Go Outside Map entry) and cover approximately 6,229 acres. These state forests are located in Cattaraugus County in the Towns of Mansfield, Little Valley, Ellicottville and Great Valley. This unit shares its boundary lines with two major ski areas and is near Ellicottville, New York--a place that has become a year-round destination resort area. The most common recreational uses of this area are hiking, mountain bike riding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, orienteering, and camping. These state forests also have a rich history which has shaped the way they look today.
For driving directions, and to reach the parking area, drive past the intersection of Ackerson Road and Seasonal Road, then continue on Ackerson until the road becomes a dead-end at the state forest parking lot.