Okay, have decided on a hike!! See directions below :D
We'll hike out this section of the AT along the west side of Canopus Lake. We'll hike out at least 2 miles to a place to stop and eat, and depending on how everyone feels, we may continue on a little further. Once we're ready, we'll turn around and head back.
Be sure to wear hiking boots and clothing appropriate to the weather, and bring plenty to drink and something to eat since we'll stop to have lunch. We'll probably be out for 3 to 4 hours and do anywhere from 4 to 6 miles.
Eastbound Rte 301: Drive 4.7 miles past Rte 9. Park on left side of road just before Canopus Lake. There is also some parking available on the right side of the road.
Westbound Rte 301: Drive 1.4 west after exiting the Taconic Parkway. Park on right side of road just past Canopus Lake.
Do not park at the parking lot at Canopus Lake where they rent row boats, and do not go into the main entrance of Fahnestock Park close to the Taconic; park along road just west of Canopus Lake at the Appalachian Trail intersection.
You'll see us in our Black Prius and I'll put a meetup sign in the car window.
CARPOOL: Lets be GREEN and make a concerted effort to carpool. There is a fair amount of roadside parking available, but since we have a good sized group signed up for the hike, and there will be other hikers out on these trails, would be good to carpool with someone else if you can. Julie and I can take a couple of people in our car if you want to come to our house first. Plus you'll enjoy the company:-)
Trail Map: NY/NJ TC #103
Dog policy: Dogs are welcome on this hike, but must be kept on leash and under control at all times.