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Not So Urban Athletics: Snowshoeing in Clarence Fahnestock State Park

  • Feb 16, 2014 · 9:15 AM
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We tried this last year a few times but Mother Nature didn't cooperate in providing us with the white stuff. Here we go again, take two ... let's 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: $10.00 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 before the event. Don't leave home without it.

How to get there ...

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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.

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  • Kevin

    Excellent event Saturday, my friends, thank you all so much for coming out. Glad to see so many of you enjoyed the day, I know I did even though I was thoroughly exhausted by day’s end. I’m going to try and squeeze in one more wilderness snowshoe outing before old man winter says sayonara.  The wheels are turning and the plan is coming together, stay tuned.

    2 · February 18, 2014

  • Virginia

    Kevin, thanks for another wonderful winter hike! Good weather, great people, good times!

    1 · February 17, 2014

  • Virginia

    Kevin leads a great meetup. It was a perfect hike. Great weather. Wonderful people. Couldn't have planned a better Sunday!

    1 · February 17, 2014

  • Stefanie

    Great meeting everyone! I had so much fun, can't wait to see the group shot picture from the top of the trail.

    2 · February 16, 2014

  • Lina

    It was great meeting you all!! Had so much fun snowshoeing and tubing!! :) ...Kevin thanks for leading the hike!!

    1 · February 16, 2014

  • Rachel

    Had a great time today!! Thanks Kevin for leading two awesome snowshoe hikes!

    2 · February 16, 2014

  • Yasmin

    Kevin, I would follow you anywhere!!

    1 · February 16, 2014

  • Julie

    Kevin again nothing beats your events! I had a great time! I wish I did cross country ski! Next time :)

    1 · February 16, 2014

  • Dee D.

    Hanging out w/ the crew is a winter wonderland was great

    1 · February 16, 2014

  • Anas

    Unexpected change in plan this morning !! sorry ..

    February 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks like I'm out, dug my car out last night, but trapped on ice.

    February 16, 2014

  • Kevin

    People, my mobile number is[masked]-9034. Contact me if you have any problems. Please be on time as I will not make an effort to connect with latecomers.

    This isn't like my usual meetups. I'm planning on snowshoeing the more difficult circuit and will lead the group that chooses to join me, but I'm letting this be a free form day and if you don't want to come with me, you can choose to do the easier trail or try your hand at cross country skiing or tubing.

    Most important though, wear waterproof WINTER boots and wool socks along with layers of NON-COTTON clothing. The snow will be deep and the last time out we had some attendees with cold feet. Literally.

    February 15, 2014

  • Sherrilyn

    Anybody still needs a ride? Pick up from upper east side. Email me.

    February 15, 2014

  • su

    i will not be going, someone can take my space

    February 14, 2014

  • Joyce

    Hi!! I'm coming from Queens (Forest Hills)! I can drive...have 4 spots...please let me know if you need a ride and send me your phone # and I will confirm. (I probably won't reply to your message immediately but you should hear from me by the end of the day...)

    February 11, 2014

    • wendy

      Hi Joyce, can I ride with you? Wendy[masked]

      1 · February 12, 2014

    • Chrislyn

      Hi Joyce, can I also come along? My cell is[masked]

      February 14, 2014

  • Lina

    Hi! I will be driving from Hoboken and have room in my car for two. I could give a ride from the Hoboken path station, or from lower/midtown Manhattan along 9A.

    1 · February 9, 2014

    • Lina

      Wendy no problem. Sarah, Stephanie, I still have the spots open. please confirm. Sorry I haven't replied but I'm swamped at work. Text is easier. will send you number

      February 13, 2014

    • Sarah F.

      Ya I am in. My number is[masked] 6553. Please text me. What time shall I be there?

      February 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm coming from Jersey City (near Journal Square). I could give someone a ride.

    January 4, 2014

    • Stefanie

      Nick, Would you be able to pick me up in Hoboken?

      February 13, 2014

    • wendy

      Hi, Nicholas, sorry I will ride with Joyce. It is more easy to meet her in queens than meet you in NJ. Thx

      February 13, 2014

  • Stefanie

    Anyone driving from Jersey that still has room in there car? I live in Hoboken.

    February 13, 2014

  • Rachel

    I'm on the waitlist, but if I get in I'll be driving from Bay Ridge in Brooklyn and can fit 3-4 in my car

    1 · January 5, 2014

    • Rachel

      I'm sorry Yau, I'm full now but I'll let you know if anything changes!

      January 10, 2014

    • Rachel

      I've confirmed with Amel already…Sarah and Yvonne, are you still planning on coming this Sunday? Can you please message me your emails so I can send a mass email with pick up info? Thanks!

      February 12, 2014

  • Sherrilyn

    Hi. I'm driving and picking up in upper east side. Can take 3 more people. Pls email me directly.

    February 11, 2014

  • su

    i amfrom brooklyn NY, and i could use a Ride. can come to manhattan too. if no spot avail , then don't sweat it . i will change the RSVP

    1 · February 11, 2014

  • Lonnie

    Driving from Brooklyn, 2 available spots.

    January 5, 2014

    • Yasmin

      Hey Lonnie, I am going to take Metro North up to Coldspring. Do you think you would be willing to pick my friend and I up from there at around 9am after you drop your car load off at the park? Its about 8 miles one way. Here is my number[masked]

      February 10, 2014

    • Lonnie

      Wendy, sorry my car is full right now.

      February 11, 2014

  • Nomes

    hi kevin
    I just found out that I won't be able to join this weekend.
    I just changed my RSVP to 'no', so maybe someone will take my spot. Last weekend was a blast!

    have a great time!

    February 11, 2014

  • Christina

    I'll be driving from Hoboken and making 1 stop in Manhattan at 15th st and 6th Ave. I have 2 open seats if anyone can meet at either location?

    January 13, 2014

    • Yasmin

      Hey Christina! If anyone backs out of your car by Thurs, I live close to your pickup point and i need a ride. Or future events too.

      February 9, 2014

    • wendy

      Can ride with you? I will share the gas and toll.

      February 10, 2014

  • Kevin

    Peeps, it snowed and snowed ... but not enough for us to go snowshoeing this weekend. The winter park will not be open this weekend so I'm going to reschedule this event for some time in February. If you can't make the new date, please change your RSVP.

    January 22, 2014

    • Yasmin

      Kevin, I think my friend and I are planning on getting to Cold Spring station at 9am or earlier. Could you, or someone you know who is driving give us a shuttle pickup? I learned its $25 taxi each way and we can't afford that on top of all of the other travel and rental expenses. text or call me[masked]

      February 10, 2014

  • Sharon

    Hi, am looking for a ride. I live in midtown east Manhattan and can meet drivers at any subway station. Will share the expenses for gas and tolls. Thanks! :)

    January 11, 2014

    • Yasmin

      Hey Sharon, if you haven't found a ride I put metronorth directions on the comment wall.

      February 10, 2014

  • alex m.

    Have room in my car. Live in Staten Island, but I'm on the waiting list. So if I get taken off have 3 seats

    February 6, 2014

    • Yasmin

      Hey if you are going to this event and still offering a ride then I am in need! I live in Manhattan

      February 9, 2014

  • Yasmin

    I need a ride! I live in Greenwich Village but can meet anywhere in Manhattan!! I really wanna go

    February 9, 2014

  • Chrislyn

    I'm looking for a ride from NYC, preferably Queens, once I get off the waiting list. Will help pay for expenses!

    February 9, 2014

  • Silvia

    Hello, I am looking for a ride from UES. Any drivers available? Of course will meet wherever convenient and share expenses.

    February 9, 2014

  • Sarah F.

    Sorry, I just joined the group. I will need ride if I get accepted.

    February 7, 2014

  • Silvia

    Glad that it was rescheduled as was going to cancel as I do not have a ride.
    Any openings??

    January 22, 2014

    • Mikey

      So far I have a spot and plan to go

      January 23, 2014

    • Silvia

      Hi Mickey, where could i meet you? Im in spanish harlem

      January 24, 2014

  • mballou-danielle

    Sorry can't do Sundays

    January 23, 2014

  • Rachel

    When do you think we will know for sure of this trip is on or cancelled?

    January 19, 2014

    • Amel W.

      Fingers crossed its enough snow. I would love to snowshoe since I have never done it before and I love hanging out with this group.

      January 22, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Looks like they didn't get much snow there.
      https://twitter.com/FW...­

      January 22, 2014

  • CatrinH

    Live in Chelsea, could comfortably give 3-4 people a ride if needed.

    January 13, 2014

    • Silvia

      Hi Catrin, would love to go with you if there is still a spot.

      January 16, 2014

    • CatrinH

      Hi Chris, Silvia, I'm pretty far down the wait list, I think I'm probably unlikely to make it so I'm going to make other plans for next weekend. Hopefully I'll see you at the next one!

      January 18, 2014

  • Silvia

    might need to bow out as cannot find a rider partner. will give a couple more days for a taker

    January 12, 2014

  • y.mi

    Happy New Year everyone!
    If I manage to get off the waitlist I'll need a ride as well.

    January 12, 2014

  • Barbara!!!

    Ugh!!!!! Kevin a bit of a tear as I'm just seeing this event and I know your car is full on this one. Next time...Enjoy for me

    January 10, 2014

  • Dee D.

    If I'm taken off the wait list I will need a ride.

    January 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    If this opens up, I'd like to go. I don't have a car. I'll need a ride. I'll help with gas and tolls.

    January 7, 2014

  • Kevin

    People, remember, if you need a ride and someone posts that they are driving be proactive and send them a private email.

    And drivers, if your car is full, please post as much so people will stop asking for rides.

    January 6, 2014

  • Kivanc

    Looking for a ride from Manhattan or Queens. I will be happy to chip in for gas and tolls

    January 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    If this opens up, I'd like to go. I don't have a car. I'll need a ride. I'll help with gas and tolls.

    January 5, 2014

  • Gwen

    Woohoo!!!! I can't wait for this meetup!!!!
    Happy New Year everyone!!!

    January 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like a lot of fun. I've never been snowshoeing before but that wouldn't be a problem, right?

    January 4, 2014

    • Kevin

      Beginners are fine. There are several snowshoeing trails in the park, from beginner to more advanced, so everyone can find something to do at their level.

      2 · January 4, 2014

  • Ursula

    This sounds like fun. Looking for a ride, as well. Or I'd be willing to do a zipcar situation if a few people want to share the expenses.

    January 4, 2014

  • Fatima

    Hi Kevin, I would like to bring my girlfriend

    January 4, 2014

  • Dawn

    Looking for a ride from either Brooklyn or Manhattan.

    January 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've never done these snow activities (except tubing), but have been wanting to try them! I will need a ride... live in Upper Manhattan, can meet a driver where it's convenient for him/her & help with gas/tolls.

    January 4, 2014

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