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Appalachian Trail: Canopus Lake to Graymoor

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Clarence Fahnestock State Park

Appalachian Trail: Canopus Lake to Graymoor is a 11.6 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Putnam Valley, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 11.6 mi Elevation gain 2,034 ft Route type Point to Point

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ML Mzc
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Had covered this in winter during all day hike from Bear Mt to Taconic State Pkwy. Decent segment with many moderate ascents/descents and changing terrain so as not to become boring. Without any color from the vegetation or any wildlife (except for one brave deer), nothing on this stretch really stood out in particular except for the part closest to Canopus lake. The trail runs pretty thin in that spot with a mild drop down to the forest and rocks all along the other side which was neat. Or at least was something a little more unique than the rest of the trail.

Joe Bonadonna
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Camping

started at Dennytown rd hiked to 301. my brother and I camped out one night. saw 5 or 6 fire pit campsites along the way only a few taken. Didn't encounter any dangerous wildlife besides one black racer midday. more of a moderate hike made strenuous with our 40lbs camping packs. over all a pleasant experience.

Jim Hall
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Hiking

The Three Lakes - Appalachian Trail loop is a good 5.5 mile track. It is labeled as Moderate to Strenuous by the NYNJTC, but I would call it more moderate. The Three Lakes trail is well marked. The Appalachian Trail section at the northern end could use some more markers or repaint the current ones. Note that the bridge crossing the stream at John Allan Pond is out and you have a choice of using a bridge of two logs tied together or stones laid in the water. The trail offers good views and you get to see two beaver dams - and all of the stumps that they have left behind. All together - a good hike. Will return in summer for a different view.

Stephen Elliott
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Hiking

I set out for a chilly weekday winter hike. Six miles and no sight of any people all day.

Ross Iandolo
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Leo Stawski
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Vanessa Yip
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Dana Gonnella
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Joe Longo
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Tina Conte
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Mike Phillips
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Kevin Lyons
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Mark Casa
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Sue Boyd
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Barbara Dyer
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Roger Sanchez
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Matthew Ross
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Dana Quesnel
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Dana Quesnel
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Jan Peter Brajer
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Kent Dykes
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Cynthia Mattheeussen
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Alex Vasylenko
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Omar S
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Vito Vituccio
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Joel Sussman
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Jenny M.
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Matthew Taylor
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Jae Kim
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