Long Dock Park / Beacon Point Park
Beacon, Dutchess County
Hudson River Valley, New York State
From Scenic Hudson: "A critical 19th-century transportation link between New England and points west, Long Dock once contained a rail ferry terminal, warehouses and other buildings. More recently, it was home to an oil terminal, salt-storage facility and junkyard. All traces of its commercial and industrial past have been removed to create an exciting riverfront destination boasting a kayak pavilion and beach for launching boats, rehabilitated wetlands and meadows that attract wildlife, and the restored, historic Red Barn, now Scenic Hudson's River Center for arts and environmental-education activities.
"One of the most popular attractions in the park, at Long Dock's tip, is Beacon Point, a shoreline installation by renowned artist George Trakas. The work projects out over the river (at high tide, water actually flows through it), making this a perfect place to fish, sunbathe and admire magnificent vistas of Newburgh Bay and the Hudson Highlands."
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Things To Do at Long Dock Park
Biking Trails | Bike Paths
Bird Watching | Nature Study
Boat Launch for kayaks & canoes
Hiking / Walking
Kayaking tours and rentals available
Winter Activities at Long Dock Park / Beacon Point Park
Cross Country Skiing (ungroomed trails)
Snowshoeing (ungroomed trails)
After a day of birding, boating, hiking, or fishing at Beacon Point Park, pack a picnic from the healthy produce at one of the
Farmers Markets in Dutchess County. Or select one of several outstanding
restaurants in Dutchess County.