Rudd Pond Area, Taconic State Park Professional Review and Guide
"Rudd Pond is proof that all ponds were not created equal. This clear, shallow pond, easily accessed from NY-62, is a delightful combination of natural features and man-made conveniences. The expanse of manicured lawn, dotted with picnic tables and shaded by grand trees, ushers visitors toward the beach, where they can sunbathe, swim, or rent boats for fishing or exploring. Nearby, the Rudd Pond Campground provides tent sites and platforms, a recreation hall, a playground, and shower and bathhouses for families interested in staying overnight. A gentle path leads along the eastern shore of Rudd Pond to the smaller and more rugged Iron Mine Pond, then winds along the brook that feeds the ponds, looping back through pleasant woodlands to return to the swimming beach and campground."