Mount Beacon

Mount Beacon (5/28/2006)
This is hike #10 ("South Beacon Mountain and Mount Beacon") from the book Weekend Walks in Dutchess & Putnam Counties (2nd edition).

Here are some related links:

  • Library of Congress: wonderful photos showing the inclined railway and casino
  • Mt. Beacon Incline Railway
  • (Click on the thumbnail to bring up a bigger image in a pop-up window)

    Remains of Mt. Beacon Incline Railway | [postcard]

    Stairs at foot of mountain

    Newburgh Beacon Bridge


    Hudson looking north

    Wheel House remains

    Gears of incline railway


    Site of Beaconcrest Hotel & Casino | [postcard]

    Site of Casino

    Street in Beacon, NY

    5-foot rattlesnake skin


    Ruins of hotel & casino | [postcards]

    Dennings Point on Hudson

    Looking southwest

    North American bullfrog

    Casino trail

    Abandoned car

    Climbing to fire tower

    Breakneck Ridge trail

    View west from fire tower

    View south from fire tower

    View east

    Mt. Beacon fire tower

    Hudson looking northwest

    Graffiti hunting


    View west

    Lunch at the summit

    Stewart International Airport

    North to Poughkeepsie with DAR Monument (obelisk) on left

    Turkey vulture

    Animal bones

    Beacon Reservoir

    Beacon Reservoir | [postcard]

    Northern Leopard frog



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