Stardew Valley Secret Woods: Revealing the Secrets

Stardew Valley Secret Woods… they sound mysterious, right? If you’re wondering how to find this secret place and what you can find there, you are in the correct place! This guide will tell you everything you need to know, revealing all of the secrets about the woods. Let’s get right into it!

What are the Stardew Valley Secret Woods?

The Secret Woods are an area on the map. If you are a new player, you may not have thought much of this area, but there is a lot to learn about it. There are several areas to explore within the woods, so let’s tell you how to get there first.

How do you go to the Secret Woods?

Firstly, you must have a steel axe, other higher upgraded ones will work too. Therefore, if you are new, you will have some upgrading to do before you can access this part of the map. Once you have the required equipment, you will need to head south of your farm towards the Cindersap Forest. When you reach here, you will need to walk left towards the end of the map. Lastly, you should see a big log that will be blocking your way to the Secret Woods. In order to enter the woods, you will need to chop the log down with your axe, and you’re in!

What is inside the Stardew Valley Secret Woods?

The woods are an incredibly useful area on the map. There are several things inside it, such as fishing spots, slimes, worms, a statue and a travelling cart. Moreover, there is obviously a lot of wood! Don’t worry, we will go into more detail about everything that you can do within the woods. Remember to bring your equipment, there will be lots of things to do once you reach there!

What can you do in the Stardew Valley Woods?


Are you looking for hardwood? Look no further! The woods are an excellent place to forage hardwood as they 6 stumps, every day they will regrow. Therefore, if you’re ever in need of hardwood, there will always be some in the woods. If you can’t seem to find the last two stumps of hardwood, you will need to find the hidden passage.

Furthermore, if you are looking for worms, bring the hoe to the woods. You can dig up the ground and find up to 3 worms that you could take back to the museum.


There is a great fishing spot in the Stardew Valley Secret Woods. The pool in the woods has rare fish inside, such as the Woodskip! This is a great way to find fish that are required for certain bundles so that you can progress through the game. Or, you could sell the fish and get some lovely gold in return.


Thirdly, within the secret woods, you will find a statue. The statue can be found in the left area of the secret woods. If you click on the statue it will state that Old Master Cannoli is searching for a sweet taste. This is a great opportunity to earn a Stardrop (permanently raises your maxmimum amount of energy). To get the Stardrop, you will simply need to give the statue a Sweet Gem Berry. You can give it the same way you give other villagers in the game gifts.

The Travelling Cart

If you’re wondering how to get rare seeds in Stardew Valley, you can purchase them from the travelling cart. The cart can be found on Fridays and Sundays on the way to the Secret Woods. If you haven’t got a Sweet Gem Berry for Old Master Cannoli, you can purchase a Rare Seed from the cart and let it grow during early Fall.


You can increase your combat XP by killing Slimes. Make sure you have a good weapon! Don’t worry if you’re terrible at combat, killing Slimes is not that difficult.


The Secret Woods is an incredible area to progress yourself through the game. There are many benefits within it and around it. Be sure to check this area out once you have upgraded your axe to Steele or above.

I hope this guide helped you out!

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I am a freelance writer of Stardew Valley knowledge, meticulously crafting game guides that transform players into virtuosos of virtual farming. Lets dive in and unlock secrets, master the seasons, and cultivate a thriving digital homestead.

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