Category Archives: Recreation

Bike Your Park Day in Beacon!

Bike Your Park Day in Beacon!

  This Saturday, September 30, is Bike Your Park Day, a day when lots of folks around the world will ride their bicycles to a park. Here in Beacon, Wigwam will host a ride that visits not one, not two, but four parks. And all in the space of a leisurely 5 or 6 miles,Read More

Peoples Bicycle Opens On Main Street

Peoples Bicycle Opens On Main Street

Peoples Bicycle has been around in Beacon since 2009, first at a small space on South Chestnut, and more recently at an expansive warehouse location on Maple Street. After one and a half years of planning and engineering and structural repairs and build-out, this past Second Saturday marked the establishment’s arrival on Main Street proper,Read More

Not Too Late For Summer Camp!

Not Too Late For Summer Camp!

  The three best things about being a teacher may be June, July, and August, but what’s a working couple to do with junior all summer long? Fear not! Send her to Common Ground Farm summer camp for a week or three. There are still a few openings available for weeks in late June, July,Read More

Fjord Project Gathers Momentum

Fjord Project Gathers Momentum

Despite frigid temperatures, an engaged crowd of 125 citizens and public officials convened this evening at the Chalet on 9D, across the river from Storm King Mountain, to provide input on the Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail master plan. Mark Wildonger of Scenic Hudson opened the meeting by explaining that the trail was conceived as aRead More

State Buys North Beacon Mountain

State Buys North Beacon Mountain

Hudson Highlands State Park has purchased almost 1,250 acres of the Fishkill Ridge from Scenic Hudson for $2 million. “This project demonstrates the benefits of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s economic development strategy—recognizing that protecting the state’s fabulous natural resources and job creation go hand-in-hand. This is a foundation of the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council  andRead More

Dave Miller Connector Trail Dedicated

Dave Miller Connector Trail Dedicated

James Korn of the Fishkill Creek trail committee led the ceremonies as a trail section connecting Dennings Point with Madame Brett park was officially opened today. The linkage has long been a sticking point, and one man, Dave Miller of Beacon, has been a driving force behind finding a solution, including the possibility of diggingRead More

Ped-Bike Connector Set to Open

Ped-Bike Connector Set to Open

The long-awaited connection between Denning’s Point and Madame Brett Park has been graded and paved, and looks ready to go as soon as the fencing installation is completed. This linkage will have many benefits, including helping to complete a scenic bike loop of Beacon, from the storefronts of Main Street to the train station, LongRead More