Farms and Hills of SE Columbia County 

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"CC Rt 8" = "Columbia County Route 8"

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intersection of Route 82 with CC Rt 10 / Taghkanic - Churchtown Rd in West Taghkanic

0.0

 

North

0.0

CC Rt 10 / Taghkanic - Churchtown Rd

0.0

 

L

3.8

Taghkanic - Churchtown Rd (North) (do not go R on CC Rt 10 or Post Hill Rd)

3.8

 

Straight

1.1

CC Rt 27 North

4.9

 

R

1.6

CC Rt 27B

5.9
 

 

Variation
 A

 

for some interesting back roads: after 1.0Mi on CC Rt 27B, turn R on Catskill Rd 2.1Mi (some dirt), L on (unsigned) Snydertown Rd 0.6Mi, R on Bates Rd 1.2Mi (dirt), L on Decker Rd 0.6Mi, R - HH on Rt 23 East 0.3Mi, L on Barrington Rd to rejoin main route. (adds 2.1Mi to route)

6.5

T

R

1.5

CC Rt 16 - East

6.5

 

Variation
 B

 

to avoid dirt section:  L on CC Rt 16 West 0.5Mi, T-L on Rt 23 West [HH] 1.4Mi, R on Rt 217 East [HH] to Philmont to rejoin main route.

8.0

T

R

0.7

Rt 23 East [HH] (up a hill)

8.7

 

L - rough

0.6

unsigned- Old Barrington Rd (starts near top of hill, quickly curves left, goes down, then up)

9.3

 

R - dirt

1.9

unsigned- Oak Hill Rd -- North (second right, near the top of hill)

11.2

T

R

0.4

unsigned- Stevers Crossing Rd

11.6

 

L

0.8

Summit St (North)

12.4

 

food

 

Philmont, NY

12.4

 

R

1.7

Main St (Rt 217 East)

14.1

 

L

2.3

Schnackenberg Rd

16.4

T

R

0.3

unsigned- Harlemville Rd -- East

16.7

HH

cross

0.8

unsigned- Harlemville Rd -- cross Taconic State Parkway

17.5

 

food

 

For food, turn R on CC Rt 21C and look for a farm / healthfood store on the right side -- Harlemville NY

17.5

T

L

0.4

CC Rt 21 -- East

17.9

 

Straight

4.0

CC Rt 21 -- East (Harlemville Rd turns R) climb long hill, then some downhill

21.9

 

R

4.3

Hunt Rd -- climb up some more, then a long descent

26.2

T

R

0.3

Rt 22 South [HH]

26.5

 

Variation
 C

 

To avoid a tough hill (with a fine view and pleasant descent), see the directions for Variation C

26.5

 

food

  for food continue south on Rt 22 south 0.8Mi into Hillsdale at the traffic light intersection with Rt 23. Food options [as of October 2006] a short ways west on Rt 23, or short ways south on Rt 22, or at the light.

26.5

 

L

0.6

Tribrook Rd

26.9

 

XX

  open grate bridge over creek

27.1

T

R

0.3

Collins St

27.4

HH

cross

2.1

Yonderview Rd (cross Rt 23)

29.5

T

L

0.1

Rt 22 South [HH]

29.6

 

L

2.9

North Mt Rd -- up hill

30.4

 

 

 

BR - North Mt Rd -- up more hill

30.9

 

 

 

BR - North Mt Rd -- views, then descent

32.5

T

L

0.2

Main St (Copake Falls, NY)

32.7

 

food

 

Copake Falls, NY -- food is L on Rt 344

 

 

Variation

 

to visit beautiful Bash Bish Falls:  Left on Rt 344 East to a parking lot on the right, then hike a ways to the falls. Or ride steep curvy uphill past the parking lot to a service road on right (over a mile from Copake Falls), and hike down to the falls.

32.7

 

Straight

0.3

Main St -- Rt 344

33.0

T

L

0.9

Rt 22 South [HH]

33.9

 

R

0.7

CC Rt 7A

34.6

 

food

 

Copake, NY

34.6

 

R

0.3

CC Rt 7A - East (careful, there are several Rt 7As)

34.9

 

BL

1.7

CC Rt 7A  (careful, there are several Rt 7As)

 

 

XX

  open grate bridge over creek

36.6

 

R

1.0

CC Rt 7

37.6

 

L

3.0

CC Rt 27 -- up hill

40.6

 

L

1.4

New Forge Rd

40.6

 

Variation
 E1

 

To avoid dirt roads:  BR on CC Rt 27 for 2.2 Mi, L on CC Rt 10 for 3.0 Mi, cross Taconic State Parkway [HH], continue S on CC Rt 10 for 0.7 Mi to Finish [not checked since 2002]

42.0

 

R - dirt

0.2

New Forge Spur Rd

42.0

 

Variation E2

  To avoid dirt road: continue straight on New Forge Rd 0.9Mi to its end, T-R on Rt 82 West [HH] to Finish. [last checked Aug 2008]

 

 

Variation
 F

 

For a finish thru Lake Taghkanic State Park:  continue Straight on New Forge Rd 0.9Mi, T-R on Rt 82 West [HH] 0.7Mi, L on Taghkanic State Park Rd 1.5Mi, L-XX on Taconic State Parkway South 0.1Mi (there is a third lane to help with this), R on CC Rt 15 for 2.0Mi, T-L Rt 82 West [HH] 0.3Mi to Finish.  Adds 1.5 miles to route.

42.2

 

BR - dirt

2.0

unsigned- New Forge Rd II

44.2

T

R

1.8

Rt 82 West [HH]

45.6

 

 

 

(pass under Taconic State Parkway)

46.0

 

Finish

 

intersection of Route 82 with CC Rt 10 / Taghkanic - Churchtown Rd in West Taghkanic

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