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This 624 acre state forest is named for the glacial esker forming the geological backbone of the area. Hardwoods dominate the forest cover, with the notable exception of a 52 acre stand of large native white pine surrounding Fitzgerald Pond. This pond and the larger Hogsback Pond are also of glacial origin, and are rumored to harbor sizeable largemouth bass. Besides fishing, other recreational pursuits on this state forest include white-tailed deer, turkey and small game hunting, plus woodland hiking. Limited motor vehicle access for people with disabilities by permit is available to the forest interior via the 0.7 mile Hogsback Trail.