Copake 19 Acres Chrysler Pond Lakefront. This is an extraordinary opportunity to own a large lakefront property on private idyllic lake in Town of Copake. Great privacy, with views of lake, a cabin, and multiple building sites. It is presently 2 separate parcels.
Copake 19 Acres Chrysler Pond Lakefront
Copake New York Real Estate homes land includes Copake Falls, Taconic State Park, Copake Lake and Taconic Shores. The distinction between Hillsdale and Copake is often hard to define. The Town of Copake is north of the Town of Ancram, south of the Town of Hillsdale, West of Massachusetts and East of the Town of Taghkanic.
Copake is known for farms and lakes. The Town of Copake is north of the Town of Ancram, south of the Town of Hillsdale, West of Massachusetts and East of the Town of Taghkanic. It shares the Hillsdale Library which is at the border off Route 22. It is a great vacation area and farm community. The Copake community has a deep history, grounded in agriculture. Today, as in the past, this community is warm and welcoming. Made up of many residents whose families go back generations, the Town of Copake is also enriched by newer residents, as well as many seasonal and weekend residents—many of whom have called Copake their second home for decades.
Copake was part of the 1686 Taconic Grant to Robert Livingston for about 400 acres (1.6 km2) of good land and 2,200 acres (8.9 km2) of woodland. After it was purchased from the Indians it turned out to be 160,000 acres (650 km2), and he established the English-style Livingston Manor. The manor extended well into what is now Massachusetts.
Because New England claimed ownership west to the Hudson River, a border dispute broke out. The Massachusetts Bay Colony laid out three townships west of the Taconic Mountains in 1755. Most of the present town of Copake was in one of the townships. New settlers were given 100 acres (0.40 km2) free, and some of Livingston’s tenants refused to pay rent. The border was settled in 1757 by the Lords Commissioners of Trade in London. Farmers west of the border continued to protest, however. In 1844 a rally organized by the Taconic Mutual Association took place in the center of the hamlet. After the rally the arrest of several of the leaders sparked wider protests. Eventually the Anti-Rent Party was formed in New York state, and New York instituted land reform. The Anti-Rent Party called for a Homestead Act to develop the western land. It became part of the Republican Party platform and was important in the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860.
Copake 19 Acres Chrysler Pond Lakefront
The Town of Copake was established in 1824 and derives its name from the Indian name for the prominent lake in the Town. An early industry was iron mining and smelting. The Copake Iron Works, also known as Copake Station, was the site of iron mining throughout the latter part of the 19th century. In Taconic State Park adjacent to Copake Falls is the “Ore Pit”, a former iron mine, now a 40-foot (12 m) deep swimming pond. The New York and Harlem Railroad came through in 1852.
Copake is home to a handful of summer camps for adults and children and filled with other activities to do in the summer, such as swimming, hiking, biking, and water skiing. In the winter, Copake is a great place to rent a house to stay in to go skiing at nearby ski mountains, such as Catamount. The town is easily accessible from New York City via the Taconic State Parkway or NYS Route 22 and is a popular destination for second-home owners escaping busy Manhattan. Metro-North Railroad is also located about 20 minutes south of the town with service to and from Grand Central Terminal. The east town line is the border of Berkshire County, Massachusetts. 16 miles from the small Massachusetts town, Great Barrington. Great Barrington has great restaurants and shopping.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,278 people residing in the town, 96% were white. The median income for a household in the town was $42,261, and per capita income for the town was $23,088.
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- Address: Ancram, New York
- Price: $175,000
- Property ID: 4547
- PropClass: Residential
- Property Type: Farms, Waterfront Properties, Vacant Land
- County: Columbia
- Town: Copake
- Schools: Taconic Hills
- Agent Name: David Birch
- Agent Title: Broker
- Cell: 518-928-7239
- Brokerage: Hillsdale Properties
- Phone: 518-325-3111