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Boat Launch Sites

Copake Lake

County Rt 7, Copake

Hand Hollow State Forest

Columbia County’s newest State Forest: 518 acres of wooded property, open brush land and a 10-acre lake available for hiking, biking, paddling and non-motorized boating, picnicking, horseback riding (except on foot trails and snowmobile/ski trails when snow covered), primitive camping, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, hunting, fishing, trapping, wildlife observation and photography. There are currently no official trails on the property.

Cty Rt 34 (Hand Hollow Rd) near intersections of Cty 9 and Schoolhouse Rd, New Lebanon.


Hudson River

Hudson - Front Street, Hudson
Germantown - Off County Rt 35A, Anchorage Rd, Germantown
Stockport - Station Rd, Columbiaville (small boats launched only - high tide recommended)

Kinderhook Lake

County Rt 28, Kinderhook - Car top boats with electric motors only

Lake Taghkanic State Park

Taconic State Parkway or 1528 Route 82, Ancram Camping: tent, trailer, cottages, and cabins; swimming, boat rentals, trails, ice fishing, skating, snowshoeing, cross country skiing & snowmobile trails; deer & turkey hunting(bow only) in designated areas in season. Camping Season: May-October; park open YR - fee to enter Memorial Day - Labor Day.



Queechy Lake

Car top boats only

County Rt 30, Canaan