Hawthorne Valley Farm Website
327 Couty Route 21C
Ghent, NY 12075 Map
Enliven your senses and experience life at Hawthorne Valley Farm! Enjoy one of three educational tours-A Day on the Farm - A hands-on, farm based educational visit where you will experience life on this 400 acre working Biodynamic farm. A Taste of the Farm - See where Hawthorne Valley farm foods are grown and crafted! Seasonal Rhythms - The days, season and planetary movements guide activities on the farm. Please visit our website for more information and don't forget to visit our Farm Store when you come.
Catamount Website
3290 State HWY 23
Hillsdale, NY 12529 Map
Two exciting parks in one. Enjoy great skiing in the Winter and an exciting aerial forest adventure Spring through Fall. With twelve courses of varying difficulties, you'll be challenged to cross bridges, climb ladders, obstacles and zip lines. The park is built to meet the standards of the Association of Challenge Course Technology (ACCT). CLOSEST LODGING-HAL recommends you consider the Swiss Hutte! This charming Country Inn is just a short walk from Catamount.
Golf Website
2 Local Courses at
Ghent and Copake Lake, NY Map
Columbia County offers golfers two great public courses to choose from. Meadowgreens Golf Course (518-828-0663) in Ghent is only ten minutes from Hudson making it perfect for a quick nine anytime. This 9 hole regulation length course features 3,011 yards of golf with a slope rating of 108 and an average 36 par with a course rating of 80.0. The 18-hole "Copake" course at the Copake Country Club (518-325-4338) features 6,169 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 68.8 and it has a slope rating of 113.
Lake Taghkanic State Park Website
1528 Route 82
Taghkanic, NY 12502 Map
Lake Taghkanic State Park, nestled next to Lake Taghkanic offers a wonderful variety of year round recreational activities. Featuring two beaches, swimming, fishing, rowboat, paddle boat and kayak rentals. Trails for hiking and biking in fair weather and cross-country ski and snowmobile trails with ice skating and ice fishing permitted when conditions are appropriate. CLOSEST LODGING-HAL recommends staying at the Changing Times B&B, located in Taghkanic and just minutes from the park.
Taconic State Park Website
Route 344
Copake Falls, NY 12517 Map
Located along 16 miles of the Taconic Mountain Range, Copake Falls and Rudd Pond, offer an extensive trail system with terrain that varies from easy to challenging, offering spectacular views. Hike to Bash Bish Falls and stop at the Iron Works museum at the former site of Copake Iron Works, established in 1845. Enjoy great trails for biking or cross country skiing and snowmobiling in the winter. NEAR BY LODGING-HAL recommends you consider the 1805 House or The Little House.

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