Bash Bish Falls -- Photo by Katie Pierce
|There are two family campgrounds in the park: Copake Falls and Rudd Pond. You can swim or boat in Rudd Pond (the park rents boats). Hiking and nature trails are in the park; for example, you can climb Bash Bish Mountain to Sunset Rock, or hike past Bash Bish Falls. For a day-long hike, take the South Taconic Trail from the park into the mountains. Or you can bicycle along roads inside and outside the park.||
Trail to Sunset Rock -- Photo by Katie Pierce
Driving directions to Copake Falls: Take Interstate 684 till it ends. Follow the signs to New York Route 22 past Millerton. In the village of Copake Falls, bear right onto County Road 344 and follow the signs to Taconic State Park. The park entrance will be on the left.
Driving directions to Rudd Pond: Take Interstate 684 till it ends. Follow the signs to New York Route 22 to Millerton. Go straight through a traffic light in Millerton; three miles further, turn right onto Dutchess County 62. Drive a short distance till you see a sign for the park, turn right, and follow that road to the park. The entrance will be on your left.
Address #1: Taconic State Park, Copake Falls Area, Copake Falls, NY 12517
Address #2: Taconic State Park, Rudd Pond Area, Millerton, NY 12546
Phone #1: 518-329-3993
Phone #2: 518-789-3059