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#49673 - 11/20/09 09:04 PM Closest Parking To Sky Top
Adrian Offline
journeyman

Registered: 03/12/09
Posts: 73
I'm taking my parents up to the Gunks tomorrow for some hiking. They are in the 60s and in good health, but never hike before. I would like to take them up to Sky Top. The closest parking I know is at Spring Farm. Doesn't anyone know if there is a closer one? I don't mind pay for the parking as long as it's reasonble. THANKS!

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#49675 - 11/20/09 09:28 PM Re: Closest Parking To Sky Top [Re: Adrian]
mworking Offline
old hand

Registered: 05/26/04
Posts: 764
MMH fees are not what I call reasonable.
But for your parents and because you say they don't hike, I think you will need to pay for parking at least $10, app $50 in day passes depending on how you group, and a bus fee from the parking area to the grounds proper.

Most expensive place I have ever paid to "hike". The kids loved it when they were young and the adults enjoyed it too.

You can hike in from the Preserve and pay just that day use fee - but it's a much longer walk.


Edited by mworking (11/20/09 09:28 PM)

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#49678 - 11/20/09 10:14 PM Re: Closest Parking To Sky Top [Re: Adrian]
charliebutters Offline
addict

Registered: 11/11/01
Posts: 510
Loc: accord
if you have nynjtc maps check(gunks) trail map 105 to see if the duck pond trail head area off of pine rd would be helpful.

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#49682 - 11/20/09 10:46 PM Re: Closest Parking To Sky Top [Re: Adrian]
Mike Rawdon Offline

Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/29/99
Posts: 4269
Loc: Poughkeepsie
Make a lunch reservation at the House and you can drive right to the front door.

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