Ancramdale, NY

in Columbia county, New York

The Farmer's Wife

Sandwiches, baked goods, etc. One Sunday we arrived too late and found that they had closed at 1pm (in July 2004). Another Sunday we arrived earlier, but they weren't open to the public because there was a private party -- so we continued north and find our snack food in Copake.


  • bike shop: Bash Bish Bicycle in Copake Falls
  • Harlem Valley Rail Trail
  • Bash Bish Falls -- prettiest waterfall around, hike from parking lot on Rt 344 East from Copake Falls
  • swimming -- Taconic State Park in Copake Falls is a classic swimming hole, or for a sand beach try Rudd Pond State Park further south.

Bicycle Routes 

  • Copake Falls to Ancramdale -- 23 miles, gentle-to-moderate hilliness.  Lots of pretty farms on quiet roads with a delightful food stop in a little village in the middle -- one of our favorite riding areas.  Shorter easier variations and bicycle rentals for family and friends, including a wide paved trail mostly-off-road.  Start points Copake Falls, Copake, Ancramdale.  1050 vertical feet, hill index 2.6.  [ Description | Map ]
  • Copake Falls + Ancramdale to Wassaic one-way -- 46 miles, moderate hilliness (with gentler variations of 25, 31, 43 miles).  Immersion in beautiful farm country of Columbia and Dutchess counties on quiet roads with good pavement.  Food stops in two interesting hamlets -- Ancramdale and Millerton.  Option to sample the prettiest paved "rail trail" around.  2500 vertical feet, hill index 3.1  [ Description | Map ]
  • Harlem Valley Rail to Trail to Falls -- 59 miles, moderate hilliness (shorter and longer variations).  Endless rolling quiet roads with beautiful farms in Dutchess and Columbia counties.  Climb to the biggest views from a Dutchess county road.  Lunch in quiet little Ancramdale.  Ride sections on the nicest paved "rail trail" around.  Start points:  Wassaic train station, Amenia, Millerton, Copake Falls, Sharon CT.  3900 vertical feet, hill index 3.8  [ Description | Map | GPS | Cue sheet ]


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