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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