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Fahnestock State Park

1498 Route 301, Carmel, NY 10512-3451
+1 845-225-7207
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Great hiking trails in Putnam County

If you're looking for a hiking trail, you'll find it at Fahnestock State Park. Trails for all... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Duke S
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New York City, New York
Summer Lake visit

Place is easy to get to, clean and quiet. Offer a place to BBQ. Has a small cafe, clean bathrooms... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2018
beach167
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New York
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1498 Route 301, Carmel, NY 10512-3451
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for a hiking trail, you'll find it at Fahnestock State Park. Trails for all types of hikers and will satisfy no matter what your experience level. It's a good idea to stop in and check with the Park office to talk about...More

Thank Duke S
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

Place is easy to get to, clean and quiet. Offer a place to BBQ. Has a small cafe, clean bathrooms, showers, and parking lot. Good for an easy day at the beach when you're not in the mood to battle the crowds at the Bronx...More

5  Thank beach167
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

You're going to enjoy this park immensely. The tranquility is exactly what the doctor ordered after a tough week. There's also a mutual respect between park goers.

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Stayed here one night. Very hard to find in the dark. No services, just peace and quiet. Bath and showers a bit a on run-down side, but clean enough. Traffic noise in the background, but for being so close to NYC, it was amazing.

1  Thank kms68
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

on sept 5 2017 while i was bbq with fam ,at lake canopus our favorite place to relax an meditate ,my husband started having chest pain. Life guards an personal responded real quick , within minutes abulance arrived an was taken to the nearest hospital...More

Thank Bxchina M
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

There are so many mixed reviews about this park. I have been to State and National Parks all over the country. I believe I have an unbiased view. Fahnestock is a beautiful location, not far from NYC. The foliage and rock formations are gorgeous. I...More

Thank holly c
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

There are plenty of things to do year round at Fahnestock. You can also bring your dog with you while hiking and picnicking. There are groomed cross country trails in the winter and across the street there is a small beach-front lake to go for...More

1  Thank BtravelerNY
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Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Ok...i understand it's a lifeguards job to keep people safe. First, the swimming area is miniscule ..ridiculously so. There should be a larger area for adults who want to swim in water that's not full of children's pee and excrement. The lifeguards are constantly blowing...More

6  Thank widgetman4ever
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

Pelton Pond Nature Trail quite the walk. It is marked as an yellow trail. Thank goodness we brought our walking sticks and wore our hiking boots. Yes it is a short trail which took us about an hour at a medium pass. Lots of ups...More

Thank Stephie919
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

Large NYS Park. Route 301 runs through the main part. easy access from the Taconic State Pkwy which was constructed specifically for the purpose of reaching this and other parks There are many hikes, some long, some short. A local favorite quickie (1.5 miles loop)...More

2  Thank Fudbutter
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100life
18 March 2017|
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Response from Dawn P | Reviewed this property |
They have water fountains and bathrooms that have showers, toilets and electricity. However, there are no lights around camp. Pack lots of lanterns and even an external charger, if you don't want to charge your phone in the... More
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9 September 2016|
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Response from Michael L | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. There are no stores in or immediately near the park. The camping areas are nice and I think there is at least one ranger-like station in the area, but they don't sell anything. And I don't think there is... More
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Response from Rita S | Reviewed this property |
For a campground that's near NYC, I highly recommend Croton Point Park in Westchester County, NY. It's a small peninsula in the Hudson that has camp sites for tents and RV's and a beach for swimming in the river. And, best... More
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