Fair Haven Beach State Park

July 29th, 2011
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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.

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

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Lakeshore Trail Entrance

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View from the Lakeshore Trail

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Woodland Trail View

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