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What are the activities at Taconic Crest Trail ?

Mountain Biking

Hiking


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Why choose a trail at Taconic Crest Trail?

The Taconic Crest Trail is a 35 mi (56 km) hiking trail in the Taconic Mountains. The trail extends from U.S. Route 20 in Hancock, Massachusetts, less than 1 mi (1.6 km) east of the New York border, north along the ridgecrest of the Taconic Range, first within Massachusetts, then weaving along the border of New York and Massachusetts and New York and Vermont, and ending in Petersburgh, New York on NY Rte 346, near the Vermont border. Much of the route has been conserved as state forest, conservation easement, or forest preserve. Forest types the Taconic Crest Trail are mixed oak-hickory forest and northern hardwood forest with microclimate summit balds, alkaline-loving plant communities, and red spruce/ balsam fir stands on the higher summits. The geology is thrust faulted metamorphic rock over younger sedimentary rock. The Taconic Crest Trail passes through the New York towns of Stephentown, Berlin and Petersburgh; the Massachusetts towns of Hancock and Williamstown; and Pownal, Vermont. It is bisected by New York Route 2, Massachusetts Route 43, the seasonal Pittsfield State Forest Berry Pond Campground access road, and by Lebanon Springs Road in Hancock. The trail is supported by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), Taconic Hiking Club, the Trust for Public Land, the National Park Service, Williams College, Rensselaer Land Trust, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, and the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation.

The Taconic Crest Trail is a hiking trail in upstate New York that follows the ridge of the Taconic Mountains. The trail offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside, and is a popular spot for hikers and nature lovers. The trail is well-marked and well-maintained, and is a great option for a day hike or a longer backpacking trip.



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Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
42.8097463 -73.2885611

What are the coordinates and address of Taconic Crest Trail?

Taconic Crest Trail
25 NY-346, Petersburg, NY 12138, USA

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Starting Point

The Taconic Crest Trail is located in the town of Hillsdale, in Columbia County, New York. To get to the start of the trails, take NY-23 west from the town of Hudson. The trailhead is located on the left side of the road, just past the intersection with CR-21.

Why visit Taconic Crest Trail

The Taconic Crest Trail is a beautiful, well-maintained trail that winds through the forests and hills of New York's Taconic Mountains. The trail offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside, and is a great place for a peaceful hike or a relaxing nature walk. The trail is also popular with mountain bikers and horseback riders.

Is Taconic Crest Trail in New York a good place for the whole family?

There is no one definitive answer to this question. It depends on the family's abilities and interests.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Taconic Crest Trail in New York are hiking, camping, and fishing.

1. Hiking the Taconic Crest Trail- The Taconic Crest Trail is a beautiful, challenging hike that offers stunning views of the Hudson Valley.

2. Horseback riding at Copake Stables- Copake Stables offers horseback riding lessons and trail rides for all levels of riders.

3. Fishing at Copake Lake- Copake Lake is a popular spot for fishing, with plenty of bass, trout, and other fish to be caught.

4. Boating and swimming at Copake Lake- Copake Lake is also a great spot for boating and swimming, with a beach area and boat rentals available.

5. Visiting the Vanderbilt Mansion- The Vanderbilt Mansion is a beautiful historic home that is open to the public for tours.

Where to eat?

1. The Gilded Lily in Hudson, NY

2. The Dutchman's in Kinderhook, NY

3. The Olde Bryan Inn in Chatham, NY

4. The Millbrook Diner in Millbrook, NY




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