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Amazing Things to Do in Beacon, New York

Vinam Pachkhede Jul 31, 2019
Beacon has recently been recognized as a popular weekend getaway as it is rich in Victorian architecture, art, and has bountiful of scenic beauty. Local flea markets, distilleries, breweries, art workshops here will make you invest your weekend in Beacon.

Dia : Beacon Art Museum

Home for art sculptures and installations since 1960-present, large exhibition spaces feature the 1920s Nabisco box painting factory.

Mount Beacon

The beautiful view of Fire Tower makes it a desired hiking trail. The trails are along the ruins of old incline railway track, holding a historic significance. Do visit the Hudson Valley park at the top.

Second Saturday

Make your weekend colorful! The city’s galleries and museums are open till 9 pm holding many interactive events. Do not miss out on the live music and food tasting.

Flea Market

Held on every Sunday, from April to November. The beacon’s flea market has everything from farm fresh fruits, veggies to house wares and accessories.

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Denning Point Distillery

Enjoy spirits like Apple Brandy, Bourbon, Great 9 Gin, Viskill Vodka.
Owned by a former rocket scientist Prof. Johnson and his business partner Susan Johnson, the distillery is known as ‘Spirits Wonderland’.

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River Hudson Long Dock Park

Go fishing and sun bathing at the ‘Beacon’s Point,' apart from some paddle sports and boat ride. Taste the food accompanied with art and folk music-themed events.

Bannerman Castle

Built in 1901, the castle is situated at the Pollepel (Bannerman’s) Island and was used for storing arms and ammunition by a Scottish arm dealer, Bannerman. Other activities at the Island are movie screening, Alfresco theatre productions, live music.

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Towne Crier Cafe

Along with food, the cafe has been offering musical treats since 1972. Music from all over the world is played here. Do enjoy your sunday brunch in a melodious atmosphere.

Hudson Valley Brewery

Stop by this brewery to taste the local beer. There is a public tap room from Thursdays to Sundays. Enjoy the pop-up kitchen on Saturdays and Sundays.

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Hudson Beach Glass

A mecca for glass works and glass objects! Attend the workshop and customize your own glassware.

Clutter Gallery

Pamper the child in you with some customised toys. The gallery is a hub for designing and producing pop, lowbrow toys.

Pandorica Restaurant

This theme based restaurant is inspired by BBC drama Dr. Who. So, ‘Whovians’ can add this restaurant in their must-visit-list.