Like many New York towns, Copake is named after the lake it rests on the shores of, and it lies close to the border between New York and Vermont. It is a place that many people come to when they are looking for a peaceful place to retreat from the outside world. The stunning natural scenery, and the proximity it boasts to the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains also help make it the perfect place to come on a camping trip. Yet, the true treasure of the town is its proximity to Mount Everett State Reservation, where waterfalls, mountain terrain and hiking trails are waiting to be explored. Here, you can even cross the border into the next state. To catch the best mountain views, head to Brace Mountain, where the panoramas stretch into the horizon.