There are many rare materials in Stardew Valley, and there
is a certain forest where you can collect precious Hardwood. If you want to
unlock the Secret Woods, follow the steps below!
Where Is The Secret Woods?
The Secret Woods is actually near your farm in Stardew
Valley. It is found on the northwest corner of the Cindersap Forest, the area
below your farm. To make it easier to find, it is also on top of the region
before the entrance of the Wizard’s Tower.
Of course, entering the Secret Woods is not as easy as you
think. A Steel Axe is required to chop the enormous trunk that is blocking the
entrance of the woods. To upgrade your tools, visit Clint in the lower right
part of the town. Remember, you have to collect five iron bars and 5000 gold
before Clint can start upgrading your axe.
What Do You Get In The Secret Woods?
As mentioned previously, the Secret Woods is the home of
large stumps that drop Hardwood. A rare resource used to either upgrade or
repair items in Stardew Valley. Not to mention, the stumps in Secret Woods also
respawn every day, so make sure to come back whenever you can!
Also, bring decent weaponry because strong slimes live in
the Secret Woods. These enemies drop Mahogany Tree seeds, which you can plant
on your farm and grow for Hardwood.
Helping Old Master Cannoli
Old Master Cannoli is a statue seen in Secret Woods. When
given a Sweet Gem Berry, it rewards the player with a Stardrop, which
permanently increases the player’s maximum energy.
Foraging and Fishing
There are also multiple resources that you can forage in the
Secret Woods, such as Red Mushroom, Chanterelle, and Holly. Also, a unique
fish, Woodskip, only spawns in the small pond in Secret Woods. Try fishing for
some since you have to use them to upgrade the Community Center.
That ends the guide about the Secret Woods in Stardew Valley. It is not a tricky area to find or access. Make sure to visit it every playthrough because it houses rare resources!