New York Camping Guide 2012 - (Page 78)

Taconic Region Taconic Region Artists have painted it, soldiers have fought for it and visitors have marveled at it. The Taconic Region! It lies along the east side of the Hudson River north of New York City, and is known for its spectacular views, stately mansions and rich history. TACONIC STATE PARK Taconic State Park is located along 16 miles of the Taconic Mountain Range sharing a border with Massachusetts and Connecticut. There are two camping areas, Copake Falls in the north and Rudd Pond at the southern end of the park. There is an extensive trail system with terrain for hikers that varies from easy to challenging, offering spectacular views. There are plenty of activities to enjoy at the oldest state park in the Taconic Region. Bike or stroll along the Harlem Valley Rail Trail, hike to Bash Bish Falls, just over the Massachusetts border, or along the South Taconic Trail up to Brace Mountain, the highest point in Dutchess County. Visit the Iron Works Museum and learn about an iron industry established in 1845 at the Copake Iron Works National Historic District. Fresh water fishing enthusiasts will delight in hooking native brown trout in the Bash Bish Brook and stocked rainbow trout and other fish species in Ore Pit Pond. Campers are welcome to participate in park wide activities including swimming, picnicking, winter sports or row boating, canoeing, kayaking and fishing on 64-acre Rudd Pond. The park offers tent, trailer, and RV camping as well as seasonal cabins and year-round cabins available to reserve. 78 |

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of New York Camping Guide 2012

New York Camping Guide 2012
New York State Map
Finger Lakes
Long Island
Thousand Islands
Cabins and Cottages
So You Want To Go Hiking
Fireside Dining

New York Camping Guide 2012