7.5 out of 10

Copake Lake

42.1363405611765 -73.5932115168276
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Cost of Living
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
  • Schools
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5

"Enjoy Live Music by the Lake as well as Other Lake-Related Activities"

Aside from being the largest lake used for recreation in Columbia County, NY, Copake Lake offers the Copake Country Club and the 5 stars Greens Restaurant---offering lovely views of Copake Lake. It's an upscale restaurant of top-notch quality, with a divine menu of wonderful variety, and the same goes for the wine list. You can come here for brunch as well and the kids will be well cared for!

There's also the beautiful Lighthouse Marina, a huge facility that's right on Copake Lake where you can eat either before (or after) you take your boat out. There's an adorable restaurant/cafe here that also offers outdoor seating with great lake views, and the prices range between $10 and $30, a perfect lunch or evening dinner with the family. There's live music on weekends right on the patio, and the restaurant also offers tastings on occasion enjoyed with the restaurant's very own house chef. Don't forget the Lighthouse's 4th of July BBQ every year---an event not to be missed! During the summer there's also fun-filled events like boat parade and Speedo contests, and food that's fresh from the farm (“Farm to Table Dinners”). Also in the Summer you won't want to miss their Clamb Bake, during which patrons enjoy live music and the nice lake breeze ($35 per person for dinner and music; for those who just come by to hear the music, you can buy your tickets at $5 in advance online, or you can get them $10 when you arrive, it's a great way to save for the event of the year)!
  • awesome lake with restaurant views
  • awesome country club
  • lake and country club are main attractions, not much else
  • very high cost of living/very low employment rate
  • poor schools quality
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers

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