Charcoal Burners/Cabot/Perkins/Fahnestock Trail Loop

Fahnestock State Park [Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park]

Jordan Pond - Photo by Daniel Chazin Jordan Pond - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This loop hike traverses the northern section of the park, passing by three scenic ponds, following an attractive stream and skirting several open fields.

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Cross to the north side of the road and proceed north on the red-blazed Charcoal Burners Trail (named for the men who felled trees in the area during the nineteenth century and carefully burned them to make charcoal). The trail briefly parallels the road, then bears left and heads into the woods. Soon, you’ll reach the eastern end of the yellow-blazed Perkins Trail, but you should continue...

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May 21, 2017
One of my favorites. I
One of my favorites. I usually reverse the direction described, and use the yellow "Perkins" trail all the way back to "Charcol Burners" and the trail-head on RT 301.
April 12, 2014
So much variety
<p>This is my favorite hike in Fahnestock park. We hadn't done this hike in a couple of years, so decided it was time to go back. What I like about this hike is that it has a lot of variety. It passes by 3 lakes and parallels a stream. It goes through woods and fields, sometimes with fenced in livestock. It passes by a therapeutic riding center with a beautiful barn. It has some views as well. This hike is a moderate length, and is relatively level. It has a few places that are great for just stopping and enjoying a pond or a view.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Some photos:</p>
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