About Copake Lake

Copake Lake is a gorgeous body of shimmering water, located 95 miles north of New York City. It measures .8 square miles in size, but the energy it brings to fishermen, boaters, waterskiers, paddle boarders, and runners makes it a very special place. The community that surrounds the lake is small but dynamic, ranging from Columbia County locals to farmers, artists, and other transplants who’ve made the area their first, or second, home.


Copake Lake’s shores are peppered with private docks and a marina, while the renowned Copake Country Club presides over its northwestern coast. The 6,266-yard championship 18-hole golf course, designed by legendary architect Devereux Emmet and opened in 1921, affords inspiring views of tranquil glassy mornings and vibrant summer afternoons from many of its lush, sloping fairways.


With golf, water sports, fine dining, beautiful walks, and the funky vibes of downtown Hudson a short drive away, Copake Lake is the perfect place to enjoy whatever it is that fills your soul — for a weekend or a lifetime.