Fahnestock Park Hike and a hot drink

Hudson Highlands is famous for Breakneck Ridge (for the intrepid ones among us, been there, done that) and Clarence Fahnestock state park, our destination for the day. But let's be honest with ourselves, the leaves will have dropped by then so what we need is a hot drink afterward.

An outdoor enthusiast's delight, it has many trails that can be combined to create circuit hikes. Added bonus, dogs are permitted on trails on a leash of not more than 10 feet.

Not all is nice and dandy ... we need cars to get there (we can pick up a cab at Cold Spring but it would not give us the freedom to do more if we want). For this reason, get on the waiting list AND on the transportation sheet to register. *** Attendance will depend on number of cars - all on wait list till cars are organized ***

What will we do: After meeting no later than 10:30am, we will pick a few trails that we will hike (if anyone has recommendation, don't hesitate) and have lunch. Most trails have rocky sections and are moderately strenuous. In term of difficulty, for those who joined before, I would expect it to be similar to the AT hike (the hilly wooded area). Afterward, we will decide if we want to hit Beacon for a stroll, or another village for a beer or a hot cocoa to finish the day.

We would expect to be back in NYC by no later than 7pm however note that if you have a time constrain you should take in consideration we can't ensure return time due to traffic and change in plans.

Bring: lunch, hiking shoes (or sneakers), water, camera, best attitude.

Vehicle Entrance Fee: $7/car (cost to be shared by passengers in each car).



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Transportation document:


Drivers indicate their departure place and time, passengers join as practical or take the train arriving Cold Spring at 10:01am for pick up (once confirmed spot in a car - still need to put your name in a car).

More info: http://nysparks.com/parks/133/details.aspx

Even more info: http://www.nynjtc.org/park/fahnestock-state-park-clarence-fahnestock-memorial-state-park


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  • John

    Excellent hike with good people.

    November 11, 2012

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    November 11, 2012

  • Christian

    We did not meet a soul, but at 23 we had enough to get lost and find our tracks! And feel outdoorsy by climbing the tree across the path. Easy hike but perfect hike for that day.

    November 11, 2012

  • JC

    Fun day outdoors. Great seeing everyone. Looking forward to the next meetup.

    November 11, 2012

  • Nef

    Hot drink was good... Hike... welll IDK... LOL

    November 11, 2012

  • will

    Fun! Great group of smart and funny guys, no agenda, no pressure.

    November 10, 2012

  • Michel P.

    Awesome as always! Great to see everyone!

    November 10, 2012

  • will

    Have a car, can take three. Not sure if wait list tab is working...

    October 7, 2012

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