6/10 Park Day - Fahnestock Hike/Boat/Beach and Dinner
RSVP AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE ON THE FORM
Early Bird Deadline Midnight Monday June 4
OVERALL DEADLINE MIDNIGHT Thursday June 7
We will be going to Fahnestock State Park, in NY State about 60 miles north of NYC, off the Taconic State Parkway. You can hike or relax at the nearby beach, and go boating in kayaks or rowing boats at additional cost. We will end the day with a light pareve and dairy dinner. Hope to see you! See below for all of the details
Overview of the Day
Hiking - We will have one moderate hike of 4 to 6 miles. If there is enough interest, we might have an all day long hike option as well of 6 to 9 miles. Let us know your choice when you RSVP
Beach - There is a nearby beach with lifeguards for those who want to swim, a snack bar and boats you can rent. The beach is a 10—15 minute walk from our meeting location, parking available at $7 per car).
Boating - They have kayaks and row boats at the beach that you can rent for an additional cost of $10 to $15 per boat per hour.
Dinner - We will end the day with a light pareve and dairy diner - salads, sandwiches, fruit and other snacks.
Options for the day - You can do the short hike and go to the beach/boating afterwards for a short time, perhaps 90 minutes before we have dinner.
You can go to the beach or boating instead of the short hike. If you choose the long hike and we offer it, you will just be able to do the long hike and then be back for dinner.
DIFFICULTY AND LENGTH OF THE HIKE
The hike will be an easy to moderate hike, 4 to 6 miles long. It may have some slight elevation changes, but not a great deal of heights. It will be a 5 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 up to 6 miles with ease. We will be hiking and exploring for about 3 to 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.
Longer Hike Option - If there is enough interest, we may have a longer, harder hike option, 6 to 9 miles. Let us know on the RSVP if you are interested in this hike.
WEATHER AND RAIN
The weather right now is for a good day for hiking - Cloudy and temperatures in the low to mid 70s and Sunny. Any SIGNIFICANT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE FORECAST WILL CANCEL OUR OUTING. Weather permitting, if we get rained out on Sunday, our rain day option will be the next day, Monday of Memorial Day weekend.
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 $12 per 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 THURSDAY, June 7
EVENT DATE: SUNDAY, JUNE 10
TIME: 11:00 AM at parking lot at Pelton Pond in Fahnestock State Park
Leave Time from home for the hike
9:00 AM - Central NJ
You can choose to
Return Time - We will finish the hike by 3/3:30 PM and will have dinner around 5/5:30. Depending on traffic, you should be back in NYC no later than 8PM.
EARLY BIRD - UNTIL MIDNIGHT MONDAY, JUNE 4 - $19 per adult (includes a light dinner and a $5 events fee) (+ $12 passenger fee paid to the driver for those who need a ride)
STANDARD - UNTIL MIDNIGHT THURSDAY NOON, June 7 - $25 per adult ( includes a light dinner and a $5 events fee) (+ $12 passenger fee paid to the driver for those who need a ride)
Children - $8 per child (for the short hike, 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.
Fahnestock State Park is about 75 minutes north of NYC, in upstate NY.
We will be meeting at the following location—Pelton Pond Parking Lot , Fahnestock State Park, on Rt 301, less than a mile from when you get off the Taconic State Parkway, on your right side just before the Park office.
GPS address: 1498 NY-301, Carmel Hamlet, NY 10512 - This is the park office, about 1/3 of a mile further down Rt 301, so once you get off the Taconic, look for signs for Pelton on the left side of the road.
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.
RSVP NO LATER THAN NOON ON THURSDAY, JUNE 7.
WE MAY CAP THIS EVENT AT 40 PEOPLE, SO RSVP ASAP!