Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park

Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park boasts miles of hiking trails, a beautiful beach, picnic areas, scenic campground, and abundant opportunities for boating, hunting, fishing, horseback riding and birding. 

 

The park is also home to the Taconic Outdoor Education Center which provides high quality environmental programming, and Fahnestock Winter Park where users have access to 15 kilometers of groomed trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing and sledding area.

Swimming at Canopus Beach 

The Canopus Beach Complex is located on Route 301 in Kent (less than a 1/2 mile west of the Taconic State Parkway.)

There is a $7 vehicle entrance fee.

There are grills and picnic tables available on a first come, first served basis.  On-site concessions are also available.

 

Hours of operation: 
 

Open Weekends: May 28th through June 24, 2016
Gate open from 9 am to 5 pm with swimming 10 am to 6 pm


Open Daily: June 25th through September 5, 2016
Gate open from 9 am to 7 pm with swimming 10 am to 6 pm

Boating on Canopus Lake 
  • Boat rentals are available at the Canopus Beach Area.

  • If you have your own boat, the Canopus Lake Boat Launch is open for the season. Boating on the lake is by permit only. Both weekly and season permits are available at the park office. 

Camping at Fahnestock 

Fahnestock has more than 75 campsites. The campground is open from mid-April to mid-December. Campground reservations can be made through ReserveAmerica. 

Pelton Pond Picnic Area & Picnic Pavillion

The Pelton Pond Picnic Area is on Route 301 (across from the park office) overlooking the pond. There are grills and picnic tables available on-site. The Pelton Pond Picnic Pavillion is a historic structure  constructed during the CCC era. This shelter is availble for rental for events. Please contact the park office at (845) 225-7207 if you are interested in learning more about renting the picnic pavillion.

Hunting

Hunting (by permit only) is permitted is some areas of Fahnestock. Please contact the park office at (845) 225-7207 if you are interested in learning more about the hunting opportunities at Fahnestock.

Fahnestock Winter Park

The Fahnestock Winter Park is based out of the Canopus Beach Complex on Route 301 in Kent (less than a 1/2 mile west of the Taconic State Parkway). 
 

Admission: Adult $10; Under 17 $7; Senior $9.

Ski Rental: Adult $17; Jr. $15.
Tube Rental: $4/hr.

Snow Shoe Rental: Adult $15; Under 17 $14 or $7 per hour