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Pocahontas State Park Sunday, December 1st, 2013
Pocahontas Trail Markers

Pocahontas Trail Markers

Pocahontas State Park
Fee: $4 Day Parking (fee schedule)
Pets: Yes (with leash)
Bikes: Yes
Boating: Yes
Horses: Yes
Handicap: Some Access
Fishing: Yes
Camping: Yes
Swimming: Yes
Picnic Facilities: Yes
Ampitheater: Yes
Camp Store: Yes

[pdf] Trail Map

Bright Hope Trail:
Distance: 5.4 miles roundtrip
Difficulty: Easy (horse and biking access)

(2013-11-30 – Patrick, Erin, Ethan, Daphne, Elizabeth, Bryana, Jeff) – This was my initial visit to Pocahontas State Park.  There was ample parking off of Beach Road with trailer sized lots that can hold around 50 vehicles.  We took the Bright Hope trail, which was easy walking with small or gradual increases in elevation.  The main thing to watch for on this trail is the scat left by visiting horses.  All intersections are well marked making this trail easy to navigate.  I look forward to checking out some of the more scenic trails in the park.

Gilbert Lake State Park Wednesday, October 12th, 2011


Gilbert Lake Cabins

Gilbert Lake State Park
18 CCC Road, Laurens, NY 137966
Fee: State Park Fees Apply - Pets w/restrictions

NYS Parks – Trail Map
NYS Parks – Park Map
NYS Parks – Camping Map (East)
NYS Parks – Camping Map (West)

Trail: CCC Trail (CCC)
Distance: 0.78 miles / Difficulty: Easy

Trail: Deer Run Connector (DC)
Distance: 0.53 miles / Difficulty: Unknown

Trail: Deer Run (DR)
Distance: 1.34 miles / Difficulty: Unknown

Trail: Gilbert Lake (GL)
Distance: 1.33 miles / Difficulty: Unknown

Trail: Ice Pond (IP)
Distance: 1.01 miles / Difficulty: Unknown

Trail: CCC-Red Pine Connector (RC)
Distance: 0.08 miles / Difficulty: Unknown

Trail: Red Pine (RP)
Distance: 0.83 miles / Difficulty: Unknown

Trail: Spring Pond (SP)
Distance: 1.33 miles / Difficulty: Unknown

Trail: Twin Fawns (TF)
Distance: 1.73 miles / Difficulty: Unknown

Trail: Wilderness (WS)
Distance: 0.78 miles / Difficulty: Unknown

Gilbert Lake State Park - Deer Run Trail

09/24/2011 (Bob Z.) – Leaving from our cabin, we started off on Ice Pond Trail (IP).  After a tenth of a mile, we followed the connector trail for .20 mile until connecting with the Deer Run Trail (DR).  A short trek up the DR led to geocache #GC2GBVD.  The picture above was taken right around this cache.  The road was dirt (or mud in our case, as it rained for a couple of days prior) but easily navigated.  Trail signs can be found along the trail at various trail intersections.

Fair Haven Beach State Park Friday, July 29th, 2011

Lakeview Trail

Fair Haven Beach State Park
14985 State Park Road, Fair Haven, NY 13064
Fee: State Park Fees Apply - Pets w/restrictions

NYS Parks – Trail Map
NYS Parks – Camp Map

Trail: Bluff Nature Trail
Distance: Unknown / Difficulty: Easy
GPS: Unknown

Trail: Lakeshore Trail
Distance: .85 miles (1-Way) / Difficulty: Easy
GPS: N43 21.204 W76 40.969 (South Trailhead)
GPS: N43 21.793 W76 40.382 (Lakeshore/Woodland)

Trail: Woodland Trail
Distance: .85 miles (1-Way) / Difficulty: Easy
GPS: N43 21.364 W76 40.809 (South Trailhead)
GPS: N43 21.793 W76 40.382 (Lakeshore/Woodland)

07/28/2011 (AdvGirl) – We made camp at site #253/#254 along the Lakeview camping area.  There was a good amount of space at these sites, compared to many other camp grounds we’ve gone to.  These sites offered a view of the lake and were close to well maintained bathroom facilities.  We started our hike here.  From the service road, we hiked to the Lakeshore Trail.  The Lakeshore Trail is a rock and sand base.  It is easily walked and allows views of the bluffs towering overhead.  At the north-eastern end of the Lakeshore Trail, you can pickup the start of the Woodland Trail.  This is an easy walking, well maintained trail.  However, on this July day, it had an abundance of deer flies.  Even with “Deep Woods Off”, it didn’t add anything to experience.  The other amenities, especially the two beaches, are very nice.  Canoes and paddle boats are available to rent and offers access to Sterling Pond, Sterling Creek, and Sterling Marsh.


Lakeview Camping Area - Site #253 -Â N43 20.912 W76 41.333


Lakeshore Trail Entrance


View from the Lakeshore Trail


Woodland Trail View