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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!

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Fall Hike to Mount Beacon
Fall Hike to Mount Beacon

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.

When? Where?

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: 

1) Lunch 

2) Hat, baseball cap 

3) Water 

4) Sunglasses(?) 

5) Sweater 

6) Rain Jacket(?) 

7) Hiking boots

Historical Notes on the Mountain:

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