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    North of NYC North of NYC By Houlihan Lawrence By Houlihan Lawrence by

    If lake living is your dream lifestyle, look no further than Copake Lake.

    A gorgeous body of shimmering water located 95 miles north of New York City, Copake Lake measures .8 square miles in size, but brings unlimited energy to the fishermen, boaters, waterskiers, paddle boarders and runners who reap the recreational wonders of this special place.

    Apart from the natural beauty Copake Lake offers, one of the things that makes life here so special is Copake Country Club. Copake Country Club has found its home on the shores of Copake Lake for one hundred years, and is a cornerstone of the lake community. 

    Image courtesy of Copake Country Club.

    The community that surrounds Lake Copake is small but dynamic, ranging from Columbia County locals to farmers, artists, and other transplants who have 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.

    For food enthusiasts, The Greens Restaurant situated on the grounds of Copake Country Club is the place.  A farm-to-table eatery lead by Culinary Institute of America chef Glenn Strickling, the restaurant’s seasonal menus highlight the bounty of Columbia County and the Hudson Valley.

    Copake Lake is also a popular destination for weddings.  The Barn at Copake Lake, a charming converted barn dating back to the 1800s sits on 4 acres of land surrounded by trees, woods and grass, the perfect scenic location for any event.

    Image courtesy of Copake Country Club.

    With golf, water sports, fine dining, beautiful walks, and the hip downtown of Hudson just a short drive away, Copake Lake is the perfect place to dip your toe into lake life, for a weekend or a lifetime. 


    If you’re interested in calling Copake Lake home, check out a few of our current listings in this quaint community.

    238 County Route 27 Ancram, NY

    Nestled on 2.7 acres overlooking beautiful Chrysler Pond, this fully renovated one-story ranch offers the best of turn-key lake living. Enjoy the water views from your porch, or take advantage of the deeded lake rights and launch your boat or kayak. Located just minutes to Copake Lake and Copake Country Club, Catamont Ski Mountain and Resort as well as the many farm stands, wineries and breweries throughout the area, take advantage of all this special place has to offer.

    238 County Route 27 in Ancram, NY listed by Ann Dyal.

    Soak up the views at 238 County Route 27 in Ancram, NY.

    403 Lakeview Road Craryville, NY

    Lakefront living at its finest. This 3 story updated home boasts 20 feet of lake frontage and comes equipped with everything needed to start enjoying the lake life, including two docks, 1 retractable deck, and even a boat. The home’s open floor plan with a living/dining area leading out to an expansive covered porch is the perfect place to relax and take in the views. A second covered porch on the upper level provides an elevated enchantment for enjoying spectacular sunsets and mountain vistas. Enjoy all Copake Lake and the Hudson Valley have to offer on water and land.

    403 Lakeview Road in Craryville, NY listed by Nicole Boisvert Porter.

    A lakefront dream, all year round.

    Ann T. Dyal

    Associate Real Estate Broker

    Millbrook Brokerage

    M(845) 821-8069 O(845) 677-6161


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    Nicole Boisvert Porter

    Associate Real Estate Broker

    LaGrangeville Brokerage

    M(845) 797-5300 O(845) 473-9770


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    Editor’s Note: Information about Copake Lake was provided by Copake Country Club. To learn more, visit