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Not So Urban Athletics: Snowshoeing in Clarence Fahnestock State Park

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  • If you missed out on the introduction to snowshoeing meetup a little while ago here is another chance for you to experience the sport. This time we're going to take a trip to Fahnestock Winter Park to strap on some snowshoes and tromp through the snowy winter wonderland.

    Situated in the heart of the Hudson Valley only about an hour from New York City, the park is nestled in the 16,000 acre Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park. Fahnestock Winter Park offers 15 kilometers of trails for beginning and experienced snowshoers that wind by lakes, streams, stone walls, and granite outcroppings. As an added bonus, after you're done snowshoeing you can try your hand at cross-country skiing, grab an inner tube and unleash your inner child on the sledding hill, or for the lazier among us, sip a hot chocolate in front of the outdoor fireplace.

    Okay, what does it cost ...

    Trail Fee: $9.00 plus ...
    Snowshoe Rental: $15.00 or ...
    Cross Country Ski Rental (includes boots and poles): $16.00 or ...
    Inner Tubes: $4.00 per hour

    Cash or credit cards only are accepted as payment and a security deposit (credit card, driver’s license, passport or cash) is required. Renters are responsible for equipment lost, stolen or damaged beyond normal wear and tear.

    The important stuff ...

    • Dress in layers of non-cotton clothing, wear waterproof boots and pants, a hat and gloves, bring water, a packed lunch and/or snacks, and sunscreen.
    • Rain or lack of snow cancels the event.
    • RSVP only if you seriously plan to attend as space is limited. If you RSVP and I notice you have a number of no shows or a history of last minute cancellations, you will be removed.
    • I will distribute my mobile phone number to the confirmed RSVPs two days before the event. Don't leave home without it.

    How to get there ...

    Latitude/Longitude:[masked], [masked]

    From the Taconic State Parkway: Exit Route 301 West (Cold Spring/Fahnestock State Park). Go west on Route 301 for 0.2 miles and the park is on your right.

    From Route 9: Travel East on Route 301 for about 5.5 miles. The park is on your left.

    There is no public transportation so we will have to carpool. When you RSVP please indicate if you can drive, where from, and how many passengers you can take. If you need a ride please indicate so and be proactive and contact a driver directly if you want to ride with them. And as a courtesy passengers should pick up gas and toll costs.

    This event is cross-posted in I wanted to do that ... just not alone! Check there when trying to set up a carpool http://www.meetup.com/justnotalone/events/93973322/

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Snowshoeing in central park/sledding. Join me for a historical picture!

    February 7, 2013

  • Tim S

    Hi Julie, Yes you're in. Please text me [masked]-4144. Have room for 1-2 more+ my dog.

    February 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Tim, would you have room for me? Will share toll and gas expense.. Love dogs!

    February 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi K, is this still on? Need a ride from Queens or the city... Let it snow! Yey..

    February 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I just realized I'm actually meant to be going xc skiing on this day! Although looks like both trips are now likely to get cancelled...

    February 7, 2013

  • Tim S

    Who needs a ride? I am driving from Manhattan. Have room for 2 + my dog(hope that is cool!)

    February 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love a ride please!!! Leaving from Manhattan but will get wherever I need to get to...

    February 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Got to work, checked my schedule, the man owns me on the 9th. :(

    January 14, 2013

  • Heather

    I need a ride, too. I'm in Manhattan, but would meet wherever.

    January 13, 2013

  • Szilvia

    Coming from Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, wondering if anyone could give me a ride. TY!

    January 13, 2013

  • Szilvia

    great, have time to think of carpool:)

    January 13, 2013

  • Andrea

    Have only a small back seat but could take 2-3 folks if smaller folks do not mind riding in the back. Leaving from Hoboken. - if I make it off the wait list. ;)

    January 5, 2013

  • Andrea

    Sorry got confirmation that a dive trip to FL is confirmed for that weekend. I was looking forward to this one and hope there will be another one soon.

    January 5, 2013

  • Lia

    Have to cancel, have other plans for the 9th of Feb, if you do re-schedule Kevin let me know I would love to join another date. Thanks & regards.

    December 29, 2012

  • Tracey

    I've always wanted to do this! And now I can't. Yuck.

    December 5, 2012

  • Simone

    I have a conflict on this date. Enjoy and I hope you get more snow.

    December 4, 2012

  • Jamie

    Have to work. Have fun.

    December 4, 2012

  • Karen J.

    I have always wanted to try snowshoeing.

    December 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will need a ride! Live in JC but can meet in the city if necessary. Thanks!

    December 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    have to go out of town that day

    December 4, 2012

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