Copake Falls to Wassaic : one-way
     
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Miles Mark Turn This Leg Description   Map  
             
    Note ---> DC Rt 63 = Dutchess County Route 63
CC Rt 8 = Columbia County Route 8
  Reports  
             
Start   food   Copake Falls, NY -- intersection of Rt 344 with the Harlem Valley Rail Trail, by the entrance to Taconic State Park, the Depot Deli, and Bash Bish Bicycle.   How to Use this Cue Sheet  
0.0   West 0.2 Rt 344 West   Abbreviations + Symbols  
0.0   Variation A   To shorten the route by 14.9 miles -- but miss out on the beauty and bakeries of Ancramdale:      
        go South on paved path (Harlem Valley Rail Trail) for 4.0 Mi, T - R on unsigned Under Mountain Rd 0.5 mile, T - L on Rt 22 South to rejoin main route.
        (shorter to take T - L on Under Mountain Rd for 1.5 miles, but coarse pavement and fresh gravel as of October 2003) Route not checked by us since 2003: see more . . .
0.0   Variation B   To roll on the Harlem Valley Rail Trail: South on paved path for 4.0 Mi, T - R on unsigned Under Mountain Rd 0.5 mile, T - R on Rt 22 North 0.5Mi, L on CC Rt 3 to rejoin main route on Description page
0.2 T L 0.3 Rt 344
0.5 T L 1.0 Rt 22 South [HH - wide shoulder as of October 2003]
1.5   R 0.7 CC Rt 7A -- southwest
2.2   food   Copake, NY
2.2   L 0.8 CC Rt 7A -- southeast
2.2   Variation C   BL onto Empire Rd (south) 1.4 Mi [coarse pavement as of October 2003], L Wiltsie Bridge Rd 0.8Mi, T - R CC Rt 3 to rejoin main route.
3.0 T R 1.5 Rt 22 South [HH - wide shoulder as of October 2003]
4.5   R 5.6 CC Rt 3 west
5.3       pass by East Ancram Rd
5.8       pass by Wiltsie Bridge Rd
10.1   food   Ancramdale, NY [toilet]
10.1   L 2.3 CC Rt 8 south [long climb]
12.4   L 5.7 East Ancram Rd
18.1 T R 0.8 CC Rt 3 east
18.9   food   gas station at Rt 22 [toilet]
18.9 T R 0.7 Rt 22 South [HH - wide shoulder as of October 2003]
19.4       pass by Under Mountain Rd
19.6   L 1.5 Boston Corners Rd [fresh gravel as of October 2003]
21.1 T R 4.3 Boston Corners Rd / DC Rt 63 South (pass by Under Mountain Rd)
25.4   Straight 2.9 DC Rt 62 South / Rudd Pond Rd, later becomes Maple Ave
26.7   site   Rudd Pond State Park
28.3   R 0.4 Barton St [fresh gravel as of October 2003]
28.7   L 0.1 Church St
28.8   L 0.2 Center St
29.0   food   Millerton, NY. [toilet by Rail Trail] Additional food choices if go L on Rt 44 East
29.0   Straight - paved trail 0.3 cross Rt 44 / Main St onto Harlem Valley Rail Trail - south
29.3   R 1.6 Mill Rd south [rough at first, then smooth on the hill, as of October 2003] -- two climbs, then big view
        long downhill into Stop sign at Downey Rd
30.9   L 0.3 Downey Rd
30.9   Variation F   To shorten the route by 2.9 miles, go directly South thru Amenia to Wassaic.
        see details below
31.2   L 0.6 Indian Lake Rd (Dutchess Co Rt 61)
31.8 T R 2.9 Dutchess County Rt 62 South
32.5       enter the state of Connecticut, becomes Rt 361
34.7   BL 1.3 Rt 361 / Millerton Rd (pass by unsigned Sharon Valley Rd) - big climb
36.0 T L 0.1 West Main St / Hospital Hill Rd
36.0   drink   soft drinks at liquor store on north side of street
36.1   food   Sharon, CT (go North a ways on Rt 41 for food) [no public toilets known yet as of October 2003]
36.1   R 0.2 Main St / Rt 41 South
36.3 HH Straight 4.4 cross Rt 4 to continue on Rt 41 South / S Main St. Later becomes Amenia Union Rd) (CT Rt 4 is the continuation of NY Rt 343 from Amenia)
40.7   L 0.1 unsigned (go South), pass by DC Rt 2 North (Leithsville Rd). Enter New York state.
40.8   BR 2.5 DC Rt 2 South / Amenia Union Rd (go Southwest)
43.3   BR 1.0 DC Rt 3, Bog Hollow Rd
43.3   Variation J   to finish at the Tenmile River train station (Metro North): turn L on DC Rt 3 / Kent Rd 0.9Mi, continue straight as it becomes DC Rt 4 South / Sinpatch Rd for 1.1Mi, T - R on DC Rt 105 / Sinpatch Rd 1.0Mi to train station.
44.3   BR 0.8 Old Route 22 / DC Rt 81 (two curves with lower visibility)      
45.1   L 0.1 unsigned, Main St   Description  
45.1   food   Wassaic, NY   Map  
45.2   L 0.2 turn across railroad tracks -- Furnace Bank Rd   Reports  
45.4 T R 0.5 Rt 22 North [HH - reasonable shoulder width but rough as of October 2003]   How to Use this Cue Sheet  
45.9 EE R - Finish   Wassaic railroad station -- Metro North. [no toilet]   Abbreviations + Symbols  
     
Route not checked by us since 2003: Learn more on Description page.
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Variation F -- shorter way to Wassaic
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Begin Variation intersection of Mill Rd and Downey Rd
 
30.9   Straight - South 1.3 Mill Rd
    Variation F2   The easiest way to Wassaic: Go back up the hill 0.1Mi and walk a few feet east off Mill Rd onto the paved Rail Trail. South on that all the way to its end in Amenia.
32.2   R 0.8 Indian Lake Rd / DC Rt 61
33.0 T L 1.6 Coleman Station Rd / DC Rt 58, becomes Sheffield Hill Rd
34.6   BR 1.6 Sharon Station Rd (DC Rt 1)
36.2   L 0.4 Sharon Station Rd
36.6   R onto paved trail 1.7 Harlem Valley Rail Trail -- south
38.3 HH cross 0.8 cross Rt 343, continue on Rail Trail
39.1   food   Amenia, NY -- go North (Right) on Mechanic St for food [toilet at end of rail trail]
39.1   Straight onto road 0.4 Railroad Ave (cross Mechanic St / Depot Hill Rd)      
39.5 T L 2.6 Old Rt 22 / DC Rt 81   Description  
42.1   R 0.2 Firehouse Rd   Map  
42.3   R 0.2 Furnace Bank Rd   Reports  
42.5 T R 0.5 Rt 22 South [HH - reasonable shoulder width, but rough as of September 2003]   How to Use this Cue Sheet  
         
43.0 End Variation   Wassaic railroad station -- Metro North.   Abbreviations + Symbols  
               
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