Mount Beacon Park

Mount Beacon Park
County: Dutchess Co
Open: Year-Round
Price: Free
Dog-friendly: Yes, Dogs must be leashed

The trail up Mount Beacon at Mount Beacon Park is steep, but switchbacks keep the workout manageable.

The hike actually begins on a staircase following the course of the Beacon Incline Railway, once the world’s steepest funicular.

Observation platforms atop the stairs preview the treat rewarding all who reach the summit: a panoramic vista stretching from the Hudson Highlands to the Catskill Mountains.

A mile away, climb 60 feet up the South Mount Beacon fire tower for a view that’s even more spectacular — on a clear day, you can see from Manhattan to Albany.

Features include:

  • Hiking
  • Wildlife watching
  • Cross country skiing & snowshoeing

HOURS:
Open daily, sunrise to sunset

ADMISSION:
Free


 

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