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Great Hikes, OK campgrounds

Because of the proximity to the city this campground gets pretty crowded and the spots are pretty... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Erica M
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 July 7, 2018
New York City, New York
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Reviewed August 11, 2019

Avid camper and hiker, had hiked their great hiking trails,and anticipated their campground re-opening after being closed last season for "plumbing upgrades". Hiking trails are OK but not well marked, . Camping was NOT a good experience, the bathrooms were smelly, the showers were lacking...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed March 12, 2019

I've been visiting the "Fahnestock Winter Park" for cross-country skiing for many years. This is the only park that I know of that's convenient to the Westchester/Putnam area that has a real Nordic ski center, with ski equipment rentals, and offers nicely groomed trails, for...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank James W
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Because of the proximity to the city this campground gets pretty crowded and the spots are pretty close to each other. If you don't mind carrying in your gear to a walk in site, you get a little more space. Our spot was ok but...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Erica M
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Take your cross countries and get out into the woods. A beautiful, easy course, friendly people and perfect for families and novices. They do have harder runs but I stayed safe. It's worth the trip to this lovely location in the woods right off the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed July 7, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank dukestravels
Reviewed January 30, 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

Date of experience: July 2017
6  Thank beach167
Reviewed November 9, 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.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank stpsharky
Reviewed October 30, 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.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank kms68
Reviewed September 9, 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

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Bxchina M
Reviewed September 8, 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

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank holly c
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March 17, 2017|
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Response from dparker115 | 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
September 8, 2016|
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