Mount Beacon Park

Mount Beacon Park

East Hudson Highlands Region

41.493669, -73.959846

Spectacular views reward a steep climb to the historic summit of Mount Beacon.

Mount Beacon can be seen from miles around and is the northern gateway to the Hudson Highlands. In 1995 and 1998 Scenic Hudson, the City of Beacon and the Town of Fishkill purchased these lands which were threatened by development.

The mountain has a long history, beginning with its use for signal fires during the Revolutionary War. From 1902 to the late 1970s, it was the site of the...

Park Acreage:

234.00 acres

Municipality:

Beacon

Read full description

Contact Information

Web Link:

Mount Beacon Park

Phone:

(845) 473-4440

Fees:

None

Dogs in park:

Dogs on leash

Prepare For Your Destination

Avenza App Map: East Hudson 102

Let's Go

VOLUNTEER
Trail Maintainer | Ringwood State Park
September 15, 2016
Corridor Monitor: AT Dutchess South Lands - V22
June 21, 2016

Trip Reports

rate experience
June 23, 2010
0

Viewing 4th of July fireworks:

Question from a hiker:

I'm thinking of going up Mt. Beacon on 4th of July with a few friends. I heard the views are nice up there to see the neighboring towns fireworks. I can't find a detailed description on which route to take. Is this one you have correct? I thought another site had a shorter route but I'm not sure if that's because they stopped at the railway and
didn't continue to the firetower? Any insight would be  helpful. Thanks.

http://www.nynjtc.org/hike/east-hudson-highlands-beacon-ny

Answer:

If all you want to do is climb Mt. Beacon to view the fireworks, you can just climb on the trail to the top of the Incline Railway and view the fireworks from there.  You can follow the above description to the top of the railway and then go down the same way that you came up, without doing the entire loop that I describe in the above hike.  To the best of my knowledge, the hike that I describe in the above link is still accurate, although I did the hike four years ago and haven't been back since.

You might wish to acquire our East Hudson Trails map that shows all of the trails in the area: East Hudson Trails Map | New York-New Jersey Trail Conference

Daniel Chazin

 

Phil McLewin's picture
Phil McLewin
Log in or register to post comments