Mount Beacon Firetower Hike
This hike will bring us to some of our favorite places in the beautiful river town of Beacon, NY. The Hudson Highlands State Park and Mount Beacon Park are two amazing places to visit with their rich cultural history and beautiful 360 degree views. The trail follows the old Dry Brook that runs down the hill from the 125 million gallon Beacon Reservoir and climbs a steep ravine to the base of the massive dam. We will walk across the top of the dam, then up to the top of South Mount Beacon and its bare, rocky summit, home only to a huge, newly restored fire lookout tower. On a clear day, you can see all the way down to the skyline of New York City! From the tower, we will traverse the ridge to North Mount Beacon for a chance to explore the ruins of an old casino, cog railway engine room and now defunct ski resort. As usual we are planning on a delicious, nutritious trail snack and Lisa will certainly be outdoing herself again with baked goods and other yummy treats. All you need to bring is your enthusiasm, a backpack for some water and we will do the rest!
Come along as we traverse the rugged beauty of the mountains right outside your door. Hike With Mike is a New York state licensed guide service that brings intimate knowledge of special places and years of outdoor leadership experience together for a one of a kind experience. We strive to provide a friendly, supportive, comfortable and most of all, fun experience in the outdoors for clients of all skill levels, interests, locations and ambitions. We believe that nature is a place we are all able to find ourselves, rejuvenate our spirits and test our personal limits not only for entertainment and recreation but for the benefit of our very life force. For years the woods have been a place of rebirth and inspiration for us and now we want to share that joy with you, so please come along with us. Our unique knowledge of local hotspots and hidden gems sets us apart from all other guide services in the Hudson Valley. We live here, we love the multitude of outdoor opportunities at our fingertips and we love rewarding our efforts with trips to local bars and restaurants almost as much! Come join us for a day and experience all the best that the Hudson Valley has to offer. Even if you live in NYC and rely on public transportation, we are more than happy to arrange meetings at local Metro-North train stops!
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