Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in Clarence Fahnestock State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Was a little slippery underfoot with the leaves but otherwise a nice hike.

Child friendly trail, yet beautiful and secluded. Tried this in September and had a great time. Good for parents who want get their kids started on hiking.

Nice hike. Weather was wet, not too muddy on the trail though.

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1 month ago

Nice hike with a few steep rocky sections. Not much of a view of the lake except at one viewpoint, which had a great view.

on Pelton Pond

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1 month ago

Nice, short (1.5 mile) family friendly trail. Not many views but lots of picnic tables and trees around the pond.

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rocky
1 month ago

Nice easy hike.

hiking
1 month ago

nice easy hike, hard to get gps signals, so don't plan on recording your trip

Came here with our dog after a night of rain and didn’t find it too slippery or treacherous.

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1 month ago

Nice simple quiet trail.

on Moneyhole Mountain

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over grown
1 month ago

A nice hike through the woods, especially in the fall, but that’s all it is- don’t expect to see a view. Easy-moderate with a small amount of inclines. Trail is overgrown in some areas. Parking is limited.

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over grown
1 month ago

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rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Beautiful trail. Not a soul in sight the whole hike.

Nice hike, the hills were challenging for me.

Nice trail for the end of summer/ early fall. Takes about two hours, and you’ll be sure to break a sweat. No views, but on the plus it’s shaded enough to stay cool and it gets a great breeze. Saw a copperhead sunning on the trail by some blueberry bushes (my first in 20 years in the HV). Might recommend keeping your pups close!

Easy for the mostky wide level smooth trails. Moderate to hard for the ascents and descents. Hard for the sheer length of the trail.

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over grown
2 months ago

This is a really great trail if you’re looking for something less strenuous, while still encountering varied terrain and beautiful views. My puppy also had a great time on this trail.

Directions To that the App gives are incorrect

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bugs
3 months ago

Nice trail, very easy. Very buggy.

Not a bad trail but as others have said before me no views. Scrambling up the rock pile was fun but lots of hills. Sighted some bear scat so be “bear aware.”

paddle sports
3 months ago

I would recommend this if your a kayak beginner, the lake is so calm a few slow rip , here I learned how to take control of your kayak and you can enjoy swimming too!!!!! Rate: 10......

Nice trail. Not difficult. Just long. Well marked

Good hike with some moderate inclines. Did not care for walking on stare roadway at start and end. Everything in between was very nice.

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bugs
muddy
rocky
3 months ago

We did the whole loop, it took us 5 hours...nice but we expected more scenic view

Small but fun. Would do again. Can swim in pond.

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