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Just a stone’s throw from New York’s border with Massachusetts, the Waubeeka Family Campground overlooks the waters of Shaver Pond in the town of Copake. It hosts themed weekends and organized family activities throughout the year while being within easy access of the Taconic State Park and Bash Bish Falls State Park.
RV camping at the Waubeeka Family Campground includes access to their 20, 30, or 50-amp service full hookup sites, with complimentary Wi-Fi and cable TV provided at each site. This pet-friendly campground also features a children’s playground, a giant jumping pillow, and a mini-golf course, as well as a bocce court, a volleyball court, and a giant chessboard.
You can pick up groceries and basic supplies at the on-site store and let your four-legged friends run free in the dog park. There are also two ponds for guests to use - one for swimming and another for fishing - with a giant water slide and paddleboats available.
Camp in an RV near Copake and spend a day exploring the Taconic State Park, which lies just a short drive east of the Waubeeka Family Campground. It encompasses a large tract of forest in the Taconic Mountains and has been designated as one of America’s “Last Great Places” by the Nature Conservancy. Stretch your legs on the 15-mile South Taconic Trail that hugs the western ridge-crest of the South Taconic Range or follow the Harlem Valley Rail Trail, a paved bicycle and pedestrian path that will eventually run for 46 miles from Wassaic to Chatham.
A highlight of Taconic State Park is the Copake Falls area. It’s located near the hamlet of Copake Falls, which was founded as an iron mining and smelting center during the 19th century. Part of the former New York Central Railroad extends through the protected area (and has now been transformed into a paved cycling path) while a flooded ore pit on the park’s western side is now a swimming hub. Numerous waterfalls and picnic tables dot the area while the Iron Works Museum offers a fascinating insight into the industrial history of the park.
Just across the border in Massachusetts is the Bash Bish Falls State Park, which encompasses the highest single-drop waterfall in the state. It’s located in the town of Mount Washington and adjacent to the Mount Washington State Forest, with its landscapes including rugged gorges and a ravine forest of eastern hemlocks. Follow the downhill trail that leads to the namesake falls or swim in one of the scenic rock pools while keeping your eyes peeled for porcupines, bobcats, and peregrine falcons.
Copake campers can pick up grocery supplies at the local general store, with a gas station where you can fill up your RV rental nearby. There are a handful of eateries where you can dine in the town, including a pizzeria, a grill, and a traditional diner. Alternatively, you make the short drive into the town of Copake Falls and feast on American fare at the local inn.
While visiting Copake, don’t miss a visit to the Copake Memorial Clock, which was erected in 1944 as a memorial to those who lost their lives in World War II. Photograph its four-sided pedestal design, then read the list of names for the local residents who served in World Wars I and II, as well as in Korea and Vietnam.
Camping at the Waubeeka Family Campground is a good base for visiting the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, which is around 45 minutes’ drive to the north. It preserves the Lindenwald estate and mansion of the eighth President of the United States, Martin Van Buren, who is credited with founding the Democratic Party. It’s now been listed as a National Historic Landmark, with ranger-led tours where visitors can explore its period-furnished rooms and discover the fascinating history of the presidential campaigns that Van Buren ran from the estate.
Another historic site not to miss is the Olana State Historic Site, which was formerly home to artist Frederic Edwin Church of the Hudson River School of landscape painting. It centers around an Orientalist-style villa overlooking a working farm that the artist established, with sweeping views across the Catskill Mountains and the Hudson River Valley. Admire the blending on Victorian, Persian, and Moorish styles in the eclectically designed villa, then step inside to see the stunning paintings and exotic decorations that Church collected during his global travels.
Whether you want to explore the waterfalls of the Taconic Range or the historic residences of the Hudson Valley, book an RV in Columbia County and start planning your next vacation.