Madam Brett Park  "Scenic Hudson Valley" | Beacon Dutchess County New York
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Madam Brett Park "Scenic Hudson Valley"


Dutchess County

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Madam Brett Park
Beacon, Dutchess County
Hudson River Valley, New York State

From Scenic Hudson: "Madam Brett Park hugs Fishkill Creek, which played a prominent role in Beacon's development. Along it stood a gristmill owned by the park's namesake Catheryna Rombout Brett (1687-1764), the first European settler in the present-day city. The mill was an important gathering place for farmers and Native Americans inhabiting both shores of the Hudson River hereabouts. In the 1800s, the creek powered a profusion of hat factories (including the Tioronda Hat Works, located in the brick building adjacent to the park), which earned Beacon the nickname "New York's Hat-Making Capital.

"Today the park provides a perfect place to explore the ecology of a vital Hudson River tributary and the tidal wetland at its mouth. Fishkill Marsh supports an extraordinary variety of wildlife. It furnishes a home for amphibians and aquatic mammals, including muskrats; serves as a hunting ground for ospreys, bald eagles and other raptors; and is a stopover for migratory birds. A boardwalk and observation platforms afford up-close discoveries of these and other creatures. A waterfall at the park's eastern end is especially impressive and raucous in spring or after heavy rains."

Things To Do at Madam Brett Park
Bird Watching
Food nearby
Hiking / Walking Trails
Nature Study

    Winter Activities at Madam Brett Park
    Cross Country Skiing

Special Attractions
Visit the waterfall at the park's eastern end in spring or after heavy rains.

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Spend the afternoon or whole day visiting Madam Brett Park. When it's time to eat, enjoy a picnic or select from one of the many excellent restaurants in Dutchess County.

Location: Beacon

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