Let's hike - Fahnestock State Park: Appalachian Trail, Canopus Lake out and back

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.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry for last minute cancellation, couldn't be helped.

    April 20, 2013

  • Lisa

    Have to cancel..sorry so late..see ya next time! :o(

    April 20, 2013

  • Jude J.

    If I were to fall it would be bad for my torn rotator cuff....have fun folks??

    April 20, 2013

  • Lisa

    Just saw that, psyched!

    April 18, 2013

  • Lisa

    The forecast is a bummer..the 2nd half of the day is supposed to be better then the AM. :o(

    April 17, 2013

    • Wendy P.

      Forecast is looking much better now!

      April 18, 2013

  • Cat

    It's a little too early.

    April 18, 2013

  • Leslie

    Snap! I was looking forward to the hike, but my friends are helping me move that day.

    April 18, 2013

  • Linda M.

    Sorry, can't make it Saturday... catch y'all next time!

    April 16, 2013

  • Roberta

    Will be working....

    April 16, 2013

  • kristine

    I will be working unfortunately so please let someone else use my slot. Have a great time all!!

    April 14, 2013

  • June

    Going on a long training hike. Would you mind putting Leslie back on this event? Thanks!

    April 12, 2013

  • kristine

    I am RSVPing yes. I am scheduled to be off and really want to go. If I have to cover a sick coworker I will change my RSVP at least one week before so someone else can use my slot if that is ok.....

    April 7, 2013

    • Wendy P.

      Sounds good Kristine!

      April 7, 2013

  • Leslie

    Please put me on a waiting list for the hike.
    p.s. How does a hike fill up?

    1 · April 3, 2013

  • Linda M.

    I'm with you, Jeanne. i like to sleep in on Saturdays!

    March 8, 2013

  • Jeanne

    thinking about going but would love a later start...either for this one or another hike...

    March 7, 2013

  • edie

    wish I could but i work saturdays. Have fun.

    March 4, 2013

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