Fahnestock Trip

On this page, please find information for our trip to Fahnestock on July 10-12th, 2015.  Please contact us at info@718c.com with any questions.

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Fahnestock State Park (Clarence Fahnestock)
1498 Route 301
Carmel, NY 10512

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):


"An outdoor enthusiast's delight. The park boasts hiking trails, a beautiful beach, scenic campground, and abundant opportunities for boating, hunting, fishing, and birding."

See Map page here

Contact Info

Joe can be reached all day at 917 715 2524. He will be driving up, and plans to arrive at campsite in the mid-afternoon.


There are 3 different ways that our campers will be travelling to Fahnestock:

Option 1: Full Ride

(72.5 miles). Alfred will be leading this ride.  It will leave from 718 Cyclery at 8am on Friday morning, and travel the 70+ miles north.  This is the choice for experienced cyclists on touring bikes with road tires, capable of maintaining a 10-15mph pace. Remember, riding fully loaded will drop at least 5mph off your travel speed.

Option 2: Subway/Partial Ride

(53 miles). Clay will be meeting campers at the Bronx Terminus of the #1 Subway Line at 11:00am. Clay will be at street level on north side of street. Clay can be reached at 805 689-6607. The ride north will be over 50 miles on mostly dirt roads mainly along the Aqueduct Trail. Minimum tire width for this ride is 700x35 or 26"x1.75, and prior experience riding on uneven terrain.

Option 3: Metro North

Metro North (Hudson Line) to Cold Spring. After arriving at Cold Spring, proceed north from the station to Main Street.  Head East on Main Street, which turns into NY Route 301. This road runs right past Fahnestock, and is approximately 9 miles from the train station. Please keep in mind that Metro North may enforce a maqximum number of bikes per train.

Packing List

  • Sleeping Bag and Pad: It should be pretty warm so feel free to bring your 45 degree bag. If you don't already have a bag, get a 20 degree bag (give or take 5 degrees) as it's considered to be the jack of all temperatures. For those on a budget or feeling adventurous, you'll can probably sneak by with a few warm blankets but remember they don't pack down very well. In addition to your bag, you'll also want to bring along an inflatable sleeping mat or foam roll. Not only will you sleep better, your mat is also an integral part of staying warm.

  • Shelter: Its going to be July in "upstate" New York. While its very likely were going to have 80 degree days and 60 degree nights, there is always a chance of rain or wind. A little rain won't scare us away, so bring a tent or bivy. If you have tent space to share make sure to let you friends know so they can carry their share of the tent (you carry the tent body, friend #2 carries the poles, #3-8 carries stakes, the rain fly, ect). For those feeling adventurous, you might get away with sleeping under the stars, but tents are just as much protection against bugs as from Summer showers.

  • Personals: Besides the obvious personal toiletry items (there will be bathrooms at Fahnestock) also feel free to bring along  swim suit, camp chairs, bug spray, head light, multi-tool/flat tire kit, along with any gadgets or extra supplies you want to bring to try out.. The distance is long enough that you probably will need extensive padding and/or chamois. If you haven't tried it, this would be as great opportunity to try Chamois Butter.

Ordering Supplies and equipment

718 is a dealer for some major outdoor brands.  If you would like to order anything for our trip, please contact us at info@718c.com before May 29th. below are some examples. again please contact us with specific questions.

Sleeping Bag and Pads


Amenities and Services

Due to high sodium content in the campground well water, filtered potable water will be made available at each of the comfort stations as well as at the beach and the park office.

  • Bird Watching
  • Camp Office
  • Comfort Station
  • Hiking
  • Interpretive Center
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Center
  • Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Showers


Biking, Hiking, Swimming


Food: 718 will be providing food for dinner for the following meals:

  • Friday Dinner
  • Saturday Breakfast
  • Saturday Dinner

Feel free to bring snacks or homemade anything to share with your touring mates and the 718 mechanics (we have never met a cookie we don' like). For those who are getting used to new backpacking stoves, feel free to bring them, along with something to test your skills with. 


Friday July 10

  • Plan to arrive at campsite at 6pm so that campsite can be set up and we can cook dinner.
  • 7:00pm Dinner

Saturday July 11

  • 9:00am Breakfast
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Morning camp activities
  • 12:00pm
  • 1:00pm-6:00pm Afternioon camp activities
  • 7:00pm Dinner

Sunday July 12

  • Please note that the 718 crew needs to disembark the campsite by 7am Sunday morning in order to open the shop in Brooklyn.