Adirondack Park is a lush park with about six million acres of constitutionally protected state park. On the western edge of the Adirondack Park are two public forest areas that are managed by the State Department of Environmental Conservation. These two public forest areas are the Independence River Wild Forest and the Independence River and Otter Creek State Forest. Together they have about 65 miles of wonderful horse riding trails. The trails are called The Otter Creek Horse Trails.