Our Annual Appeal, with Our 10th Anniversary Ahead

"It’s incredible!" "Thanks for the memories!" "Too cool!"  "Amazing!" "Thank you for keeping the history!" "Super fun!" "Loved it!"  "Beautiful grounds, amazing relics, great tour!" "Cпасибо!!!" "We’ll be back!" December 2017 Dear Friends, The above comments are a representative sampling of the hundreds recorded this past year in the Copake Iron Works Museum guest book.

Our Natural History Programming Round-Up from 2016

In 2016, Friends of Taconic State Park sponsored or promoted ever greater offerings of natural history programs for families and children. Below is a summary of these programs: April 23. Phenology Talk/Walk, with Victoria Kelly, Environmental Monitoring Program Manager of Cary Institute. Vicky gave an introductory talk on telling time by nature’s clock, followed by a

Copake Iron Works Designated National Heritage Area

We are proud to announce that the Copake Iron Works has been designated a National Heritage Area in the Hudson Valley joining about 100 other highly esteemed historic places including Olana, the FDR Museum and Library and the Walkway Over the Hudson.  The full text of our recent press release follows: Copake Falls, NY (11/28/16)–Friends

Iron Works Trail Map

Self-guided tours of the Copake Iron Works Heritage Trail, featuring more than 25 interpreted points of interest, are a great way to learn about our beautiful park and its history. Choose the leisurely loop trail that begins and ends at the Harlem Valley Rail Trail; add on the Bash Bish Falls leg for a bigger

Natural History Programs with Friends of TSP

When Friends of Taconic State Park was founded in 2008, our programmatic focus was on preserving and interpreting the historic Copake Iron Works. While protecting the Blast Furnace and other structures associated with the cultural history of this core section of Taconic State Park remain at the heart of Friends’ mission, increasingly we are offering

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