where: all around Columbia County, NY.
83 miles, with some hills (5000 vertical feet,
62 miles, if follow
highlights: Sweeping views, old houses, farms and lots of quiet roads --
and a waterfall or two -- and a classic downhill run.
characteristics: Lots of medium and small climbs to be done -- and
at least one pretty long one. Mostly back roads, but some sections on high-speed roads.
And it might have
been a longer time since some of the Variations of the route were last checked by
us. Some roads and intersections might be different since then, or closed
-- so be
prepared to find alternatives -- a good reason to carry a detailed map.
Other people may have more recent experiences with parts of the route which
could help prepare: see the Reports page linked below.
Route not checked by us since 2009 --
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Route Direction "Cue" Sheet
- - Map | Reports
more . . .
By train: Take Amtrak to Hudson, NY, and start the route there.
By car: Entrance to Lake Taghkanic State Park
is on the East side of the Taconic State Parkway. No charge for parking before or
after the main swimming and boating season. Follow signs for East Beach parking lot.
- maps: You should have a detailed road map of Columbia County to do this route (see