5/17 Wonder Lake Hike and Dinner
RSVP AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE ON THE FORM
DEADLINE, NOON THURSDAY MAY 14
We will be going to Wonder Lake State Park for an easy hike of about 5 miles.
This is a recent addition to the NY State Park system and these trails only opened in the last few years. This is still off the beaten map, so its a great place for us to explore. There are no facilities at the park.
This time of year is still a good time to hike, with temperatures in the low to mid 70s. Looks to be great weather, however any last minute significant chance of rain cancels the hike.
The hike features a scenic PRISTINE POND and some views.We will then go to nearby FAHNESTOCK STATE PARK, where we will have a LIGHT DINNER at Pelton Pond. There is also A NICE SHORT HIKE around Pelton Pond for those who want more hiking.
Hope to see you at the event! See below for all of the details
DIFFICULTY AND LENGTH OF THE HIKE
The hike is easy, 5.1 miles long. It has some slight elevation changes, but not a great deal of heights. Its a 4 on a scale of 1 to 10, and you should bring HIKING SNEAKERS OR BOOTS IF POSSIBLE. This is able to be hiked by a beginner but only if you can easily walk 5 miles. We will be hiking and exploring for about 4 hrs on the trail, so plan your clothing and food accordingly.
BRING LUNCH, AND WE WILL HAVE A LIGHT DAIRY AND PAREVE DINNER AT THE END WHICH I WILL SUPPLY.
To see a description of a portion of this hike, visit the link below - we will be doing a longer version of the hike, about twice as long which is why our hike is longer..
WEATHER AND RAIN
The weather right now is for a good day for hiking - Cloudy and temperatures in the low to mid 70s. Any SIGNIFICANT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE FORECAST WILL CANCEL THE HIKE. I will send a note out on Friday to those coming with a weather update.
We hope to offer rides to those who need. If we don't have enough rides for all, preference for rides goes to those who sign up first, so please RSVP ASAP! The cost for rides is $12per person.
DRIVERS - Please let us know if you can give rides to people. I assume full reimbursement occurs for people who take 2 passengers.
RSVP NO LATER THAN NOON ON THURSDAY, MAY 14
EVENT DATE: SUNDAY, MAY 17
TIME: 10:45 AM at the Route 106 at the at the parking lot on the east side of Ludingtonville Road . We will leave for the hike close to 11AM –don’t be late as we will leave without you!
We should finish the hike around 3pm and we will head to Fahnestock State Park, Pelton Pond, for a light dinner till 6ish. You should expect to be back home by 8pm.
Leave Time from home for the hike
8:45 AM - Central NJ
Return Time - We will finish the hike by 3/3:30 PM. We will then head to Fahnestock State Park for a light dinner and a short hike until 6ish. Depending on traffic, you should be back in NYC no later than 8PM.
EARLY BIRD - UNTIL NOON TUESDAY 5/12 - $15 per adult (includes a light dinner and a $5 events fee) + $12 ride fee
STANDARD - UNTIL THURSDAY NOON, 5/14 - $20 per adult ( includes a light dinner and a $5 events fee) + $12 ride fee
Children - $8 per child (only children who can hike 5 miles– typically 8 and up)
RIDE FEE - the ride fee is for those getting a ride, paid directly to your driver (we do ask the driver, so please pay when you enter the car)
EVENT FEE - The $5 events fee is charged or included in the cost of most events, and covers things such as maps and books, hiking supplies and other things used for planning these events. The $12 ride fee is paid to your driver.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
A MINIMUM OF 2 LITERS OF WATER (this means at the start of the hike, as it will be hot – if you plan to drink along the way, bring more than 2 liters so you will still have 2 liters when we start),
I will be supplying some snacks before and dinner after the hike.
Wonder Lake State Park is about 75 minutes north of NYC, in upstate NY.
We will be meeting at the following location - at the parking lot on the east side of Ludingtonville Road
Wonder Lake State Park is along Ludingtonville Road, which parallels I-84 between exits 17 and 18 in Putnam county. From I-84 take either exit and head east. The signed parking area is on the east side of Ludingtonville Road.
GPS address: 380 Ludingtonville Road, Holmes, NY 12531
Here is a Google maps link to the location we are meeting at, which you can use to generate your own direction to the location.
We will then be driving to the Pelton Pond in Fahnestock State Park, in the Pelton Pond Recreation Center. Its about 15 miles/up to 20 minutes away.
and here is an article about the area and a description of the short nature walk around the pond.
RSVP NO LATER THAN NOON ON THURSDAY, MAY 14.
WE MAY CAP THIS EVENT AT 40 PEOPLE, SO RSVP ASAP!