Sat, Oct 15|
Fall Hike to Mount Beacon
Join us for a hike up Mount Beacon to enjoy the fall colors and UWC friendships. The hike is accessible via public transit, so everyone can come!
Time & Location
Oct 15, 2022, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Beacon, Mount Beacon Trailhead, Beacon, NY 12508, USA
About The Event
We are going to take the Metro-North Railroad and visit the town of Beacon in the Hudson Valley. We'll hike 2 miles up to the summit of South Beacon Mountain where the famous Beacon Fire Tower is located (4 miles total). We will have lunch at the summit and then come down to the town and get a beer.
We meet at Grand Central next to the central booth at 9.25am with our tickets ready (download TrainTime, the easy, official app to buy your tickets).
We will take 9.45am train (8815) to Poughkeepsie, arriving to Beacon at 11.21am. Be there on time, the next train is an hour later.
In Beacon we take the free bus that takes us to the trail head. We should summit at 2.20pm, have lunch and be back at the trail head by 4.20pm. We will then go a visit the Hudson Valley Brewery. There is a train back at 5.06pm and every hour after that to New York City.
What to bring:
2) Hat, baseball cap
6) Rain Jacket(?)
7) Hiking boots
Historical Notes on the Mountain: https://www.scenichudson.org/.../naturenotes-mtbeacon_0.pdf
The train schedule: https://new.mta.info/document/93266