All that snow was good for something.

Thanks to the back to back snow storms, Niko and Orson, the Hudson Valley was hit with quite a significant amount of snow. Now that we're working with at least a 10 inches of snow, Fahnestock Winter Park is open for the 2017 season. According to a press release Fahnestock, which offers 11 miles of machine groomed trails for cross country skiing and snowshoeing, will continue operating as long as the weather cooperates.

The Canopus Welcome Center is newly renovated with a ski rental shop, year round restroom facilities and the Acorn Cafe. Newly added to the Acorn Cafe menu, Winter Park Hot Sipping Chocolate which was developed with Rhinebeck chocolatier Oliver Kita. This hot cocoa has a dark chocolate base and is served with pure maple syrup that was tapped in the Hudson Valley Maple Farm that's within Fahnestock Park.

New York State Parks
New York State Parks

Rentals are on a first come first serve basis, adult skis are $17, juniors $15. Snowshoe rentals are $15 for adults $14 for children or $7 per hour. You can also rent Baby Sleds for $20 for the day. Admission to the park is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and $7 for any one under the age of 17.

If you plan on visiting Fahnestock Park they encourage you to call them before traveling to make sure the park is operating that day. They can be reached at 845-225-3998.

Fahnestock Park is located at Route 301 west of the intersection with the Taconic State Parkway.

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