Category Archives: Beacon

Take a boat tour to Bannerman’s Castle, Hudson Valley

Every hike in the Hudson Highlands I was captivated by a gem of an island in the middle of the river with a castle on it. For years visiting Bannerman’s Castle was on my bucket list and it finally happened … Continue reading

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Glazed Over Donuts, Beacon NY

I am not one for trends, except for trendy donuts. I’m totally about trendy donuts, because donuts are delicious. Not all donuts are made equally, however. With many shops putting on toppings such as cereal or pretzels, you may find … Continue reading

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Jerky from Barb’s Butchery, Beacon NY

I was a picky eater. I was a vegetarian. I was many things in my past life that would lead you to believe that I’d never eat jerky. People change. My lifestyle required power snacks for hiking and a food … Continue reading

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Hike Madam Brett Park to Denning’s Point, Hudson Valley

While other trailheads in the area are brimming with cars and commotion, Madam Brett Park is quiet and relaxed. So much so that when I was driving to the parking lot, I almost thought I was going the wrong way. … Continue reading

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Galleries, Shops, and Street Art of Beacon

The town of Beacon is great for a stroll. It has a vibrant and diverse Main Street filled with interesting sights, restaurants, galleries, shops, and all kinds of art – there is certainly something for everyone here. I loved the … Continue reading

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The Arts at Dia:Beacon

A 1929 Nabisco warehouse was converted into a contemporary art museum, Dia:Beacon [3 Beekman St, Beacon, NY 12508] was born. The gallery hosts thought provoking works from the 1960s on. Visit the multiple floors and take on all of the exhibits, … Continue reading

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Eat your way through Beacon

Homespun Foods, 232 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508 A wholesome breakfast or lunch spot with a lovely little garden patio, what a great warm weather hang out. Grab a soup and a sandwich combo and enjoy the day! The Pandorica, … Continue reading

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