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Friends of Taconic State Park supports the activities of the Taconic State Park in Copake Falls, New York, with an emphasis on the preservation of the historic Copake Iron Works located within it.  We seek to promote the 7,000-plus-acre park’s recreational, historic, educational and cultural resources; advocate for the maintenance and improvement of its facilities and programs; and raise funds to enable those activities. The Friends seek to be a voice for the park by acting as a liaison with governmental bodies, institutions, schools, businesses, regional groups and other organizations of common concern.

There are no upcoming events at this time.

  • Park Headquarters: 253 State Route 344, Copake Falls, NY 12517
  • Copake Iron Works:  33 Valley View Road, Copake Falls, NY 12517

ABOUT THE PARK

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The Friends work in support of the 7,000-plus-acre Taconic State Park, with its visitor welcome center located on Route 344 in Copake Falls, New York (above).  The Harlem Valley Rail Trail, great for biking and on foot, passes through the park, which is also equipped for camping, with tent sites and cabins. The recently designated historic site of  the former Copake Iron Works is just down the road from the park entrance. In 2016, the Copake Iron Works was designated a National Heritage Area.

TOURING THE IRON WORKS MUSEUM

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The expanded Copake Iron Works museum is open weekend days from 2pm to 4pm Memorial Day weekend through mid-November. Hours coincide with those of the nearby Roeliff Jansen Historical Society. The diorama room in the museum is open year-round during daylight hours and can be incorporated into a 3-mile interpreted walking tour of the Copake Iron Works Historic District. Details.