Popular state park opens the lake to ice fishing and skating

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A popular New York state park officially opened its lake for ice fishing and skating over the weekend.

For my winter loving friends. It could make you happy. Now, I’ve talked about the fact that I’m not a winter person, but I know a lot of people who are. We recently reported on the opening of a new ice rink in Ulster County, which many locals seem very happy with. And for those who also love ice fishing, here’s some more great news.

Lake Taghkanic State Park announced last Saturday, January 22, that it is now open for ice fishing and skating. They also added that they don’t offer skate rentals, it’s BYO. Also, bathrooms are available at the park office and they do not charge any park entrance fees. See the social media post below.

Taghkanic Lake is located in Ancram, Columbia County. The park covers 168 acres with a 1.5 mile long lake that has a maximum depth of 40 feet and an average depth of 19 feet. The park offers campsites and camping and trailer cabins, as well as two beaches that are a popular destination in the summer with boat and kayak rentals, playgrounds, sports fields and a pavilion available for rental. . The park also offers hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling trails. If ice fishing and skating are your thing, visit Lake Taghkanic this winter. Me on the other hand? I think I will wait for the summer. I prefer the beach.

A couple of beach bums at Lake Taghkanic. Photo credit: Rutigliano Archives

A couple of beach bums at Lake Taghkanic. Photo credit: Rutigliano Archives

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