Hike the Three Lakes Trail in Fahnestock State Park

Hike is appropriate for a beginner in reasonably good physical shape.  We will use the Old Mine Railroad and Three Lakes trails to make a loop which includes the John Allen and Hidden ponds.

Round trip distance:  about 5 miles

Elevation change:  not much

Terrain:  easy

We'll hike at a relaxed pace - no one will be left behind.

Fahnestock State Park lies across the border of southern Dutchess County and northern Putnam County on the east side of the Hudson.

We'll meet at the Pelton Pond parking area and carpool to the trail head, which has limited roadside parking and is not easy to spot.

Directions to the Pelton Pond parking area:

Do not attempt to use GPS for the Fahnestock address in Carmel.  This address is not in the park.  Do not use the map link above or the GPS coordinates on it.

Suggested donation:  $2 to help offset the subscription fee that meetup charges to organizers

What to bring: water, snacks, lunch

Cancellation info: If I need to cancel I'll send email the night before.

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  • Bill

    I uploaded a group photo but do not see it.
    Any ideas?

    May 29

  • Eileen N.

    Great hike, moderately challenging, nice group of hikers.

    May 30

  • Bill

    That was fun. Great group of people on a perfect day.

    May 29

  • Mike

    Great place to hike, good group to hike with.

    May 29

  • Jeanette

    Great bunch of people! I had no doubt we were going to get out of there alive. ;)

    May 29


    This group sounds great -- one of these days the hike will fit my schedule. . . .

    May 28

  • Gerald

    Would have loved to have joined you even as little as 5 years ago. I think I will just pull out slides and set up my screen to remember the places my get up has been.

    May 27

  • Freya T.

    Do you know approximately how long this hike will take?

    May 23

    • Jeff S

      I'd estimate 4 to 5 hours. That includes time for lunch and stopping to smell the roses.

      May 23

  • Marie

    Hi, If anyone changes their mind, I'd love to move up on the waiting list. If so, I'll take the train from Manhattan to Cold Spring. Is anyone from Manhattan doing the hike? Cheers! Marie

    May 23

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