Copake, New York
Copake in Columbia County, New York, was named after a lake that was known to the natives as Cook-pake. Taconic State Park is along the eastern edge of the town.
According to the Town of Copake website, the community is two hours north of New York City and three hours west of Boston and offers a wide variety of activities.
“The Copake community has a deep history, grounded in agriculture,” the site notes. “Today, as in the past, this community is warm and welcoming. Made up of many residents whose families go back several 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.”