Taconic State Park Copake Falls Area

Copake Falls, New York 12517

Taconic State Park Copake Falls Area

Taconic State Park: Copake Falls Area. Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"On the eastern edge of the Hudson Valley, hugging the borders of Massachusetts and Connecticut, Taconic State Park stretches for nearly 15 miles along a thin stretch of land in the Taconic Mountains, broken only occasionally by privately held property. There are two separate campgrounds in Taconic State Park. On its southern end is the Rudd Pond Area, which consists of a narrow lake and an even narrower clearing with compact camping sites. The campground’s open field seems more like an afterthought, and in stark contrast to the nicely shaded campground found at the Copake Falls Area on the park’s northern end. For exploring the region, Copake Falls is the clear choice among places to pitch a tent."

Taconic State Park: Copake Falls Area. Trip Reports

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8/16/2009
Clarification - this location is in Upstate NY, not Long Island as indicated on this website map. We stayed at this campground with 2 families with a lot of young children. It was great. The wading pool was terrific for the little kids (under 7) and the older ones who could swim enjoyed the oar pit. There were bicycle trails from the Depot Deli that were easy/paved/handicap accesible. We hiked from the campsite to Bash Bish Falls in Mass. Easy hike, approx 2 miles. Hard for the littlest people, easy for the big folk. We could have shortened it in half if we drove from campsite to BashBish parking lot trailhead. Campsite recommendations are for C or D-Loops if you like privacy and more wooded lots. If you want to be near all (including hot water showers) with less walking and hills, then the close quarters of A or B is for you. Overall we had a great trip.
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Trail Information

Copake Falls
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Early May–early December
Season