Where are the rest stops on The Taconic Parkway?

My husband and I are taking a long-weekend trip up through the Hudson Valley to the Berkshires in MA. We’re planning to take the Taconic State Parkway because it's so scenic (and there’s no truck traffic). Where are the rest stops on The Taconic Parkway?

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Answer provided by
Rachel Rigolino
Answered on Jul 14, 2022
That sounds like a lovely trip! There are only two rest areas along the Taconic Parkway. One is a scenic pull-off, and the other also serves as a market for local foods.
Rest StopLocationAmenitiesFun Fact
Taconic Southbound Rest AreaGhent, NYNo bathrooms or facilities; some historic markers.This pull-off has scenic views of the Catskill Mountains to the West.
Taste NY, Todd Hill1 mile south of Route 55 in LaGrangeville, NY; in the middle of the parkwayBathroom; local foodsThis NY State food store offers a great selection of locally produced foods such as baked items, cheeses, a bit of produce when in season, and frozen game meat.
While you won’t find the kind of rest stops on the Taconic Parkway that you would on a major interstate, you’re rarely very far from restaurants and gas stations. For instance, exiting on NY State Route 52 and going east will quickly bring you into the town of East Fishkill. Another worthwhile side trip further north is at the NY State Route 44 exit. A few miles west of this exit is the charming town of Millbrook, famous for its horse farms.
Enjoy your trip through some of the most beautiful scenery in the Northeast!
Even a short road trip often goes better if you do a bit of itinerary planning. For example, knowing that rest stops on the Taconic Parkway are virtually non-existent may inspire you to look at towns along the route where you can pull off and enjoy lunch.
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