New York’s answer to the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Taconic State Parkway is the longest parkway in the state and arguably the most scenic. Running 104 miles from Chatham, NY to Kensico Dam, the parkway is recognized on the National Register of Historic Places for its role in developing American roadways.
The entire drive can be covered one way in 2-3 hours, but do leave plenty of time for scenic detours. There’s a great view of the Catskill Mountains at the pull offs on both sides of the highway in Columbia County and several beautiful recreational areas, including Lake Taghkanic and Franklin D. Roosevelt State Parks. Not to mention a number of delightful little New York towns and attractions not far off the highway.
Plan a Getaway, Maven Style:
- Saugerties NY: Up-Cycled for your Visiting Pleasure
- Hyde Park, NY: Home to a “Radical” US President, Top Chefs and Gilded Age Aristocrats
- Buttermilk Falls Inn and Hudson Valley NY Serenity
- Hudson NY: An Eye for Design
- See New York Getaways for more destinations nearby.
Camera NIKON D810
Focal Length 24 mm
Exposure Time 1/640