Ore Pit Pond, Copake Falls Area, Taconic State Park
Part of Taconic State Park, Ore Pit Pond has a small swim area with a separate wading pool for young children. This is a cute little park, but not large enough for real swimming, more just for cooling off. There are pretty camping areas, and dogs allowed on the trails and in some areas of the campground. There is also an Iron Works Museum in this area, and some remnants of the mining that was done here.
This area is a little confusing because it is often listed as Copake Falls Area. As far as we can tell, Copake Falls is the same as Bash Bish Falls, which is technically in Massachusetts. For this reason, we didn’t include it in this part of See/Swim.
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