Whatever the season, there is always reason to visit Copake and the surrounding Roeliff Jansen community. Two hours north of New York City and three hours west of Boston, Copake offers a wide variety of activities.
Copake Lake is the largest lake in Columbia County. It offers a wide range of activities on and off water every season.
The Lake offers two marinas from which visitors can rent boats and kayaks for daily rates. Water skiing and jet skis are also available and equally popular.
With cottages and vacation rentals available, visitors to Copake Lake have a wide range of accommodations. Outdoor activities include beaches, swimming, and boating. You can further enjoy hiking trails, picnic areas, scenic views, waterfalls, and biking.
In the Fall, deer and turkey hunting are allowed with a valid New York State hunting license. During the frozen days of winter, visitors can enjoy cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and downhill skiing just 15 minutes away.
For a more tranquil time, anglers will want to be on the lake as the morning mists begin to rise. Abundant fish make for an exciting outing including small and large mouth bass, bluegill, black crappie, white perch, yellow perch and pickerel. If year-round fishing is your thing, gather your gear and prepare for Copake ice fishing!
Copake Country Club is a strikingly designed 18-hole golf course. Surrounded by the shores of Copake Lake, the Berkshire Foothills, and unsurpassed Columbia County vistas.
Delicious dining awaits you at The Greens, a restaurant and bar serving club fare and finely prepared American cuisine. Even if golf's not your thing, you'll relish sitting by the outdoor fireplace at sunset with a cocktail in hand.
As the sun slowly sets on water of Copake Lake, gather your friends and family on the deck of your cottage, lakeside dock, or pontoon and reflect on the great day you had in beautiful Columbia County.