Guidebook for Beacon

Anne
Guidebook for Beacon

Food Scene

best local coffee shop
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Ella's Bellas
418 Main Street
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best local coffee shop
delicious, healthy, homemade soups, salads, and sandwiches, all with a beautiful backyard. always take out of town guests here
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Homespun Foods
232 Main St
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delicious, healthy, homemade soups, salads, and sandwiches, all with a beautiful backyard. always take out of town guests here
best bagels in town within walking distance from my house! Art is a nice guy too
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Beacon Bagel
466 Main Street
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best bagels in town within walking distance from my house! Art is a nice guy too
best pizza in town
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Brother's Trattoria
465 Main Street
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best pizza in town
Every Sunday 11-3. There are food carts now too, so you can shop, nosh and take a walk on the pier.
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Beacon Farmers Market
Veterans Place
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Every Sunday 11-3. There are food carts now too, so you can shop, nosh and take a walk on the pier.
Ok, not in Beacon, but why just stay in Beacon? This place is a great local, artisanal farm that serves delicious brunches on Saturdays and Sundays from 10-2, as well as fresh vegetables in their barn. LOVE this place. Sit outside along the creek
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Blooming Hill Farm
1251 New York 208
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Ok, not in Beacon, but why just stay in Beacon? This place is a great local, artisanal farm that serves delicious brunches on Saturdays and Sundays from 10-2, as well as fresh vegetables in their barn. LOVE this place. Sit outside along the creek
Great, big farm with a nice store to buy farm fresh produce and provisions. You can check out some animals, have some jerk chicken, sit outside admiring their vista, or u-pick some fruit and vegetables
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Fishkill Farms
9 Fishkill Farm Road
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Great, big farm with a nice store to buy farm fresh produce and provisions. You can check out some animals, have some jerk chicken, sit outside admiring their vista, or u-pick some fruit and vegetables
Great modern German gastro-pub overlooking an apple orchard. Nice outdoor seating, with indoor seating reminiscent of a modern ski lodge. Love this place. A little hard to find but worth it!
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Gunk Haus
387 South Street
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Great modern German gastro-pub overlooking an apple orchard. Nice outdoor seating, with indoor seating reminiscent of a modern ski lodge. Love this place. A little hard to find but worth it!
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Melzingah Tap House
554 Main St
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Drinks & Nightlife

It is an old diner converted into a bar and music venue, serving delicious japanese comfort food (ramen, curry, dumplings, etc). Feels like an old dive bar in SF or a midwestern basement. In a good way. Definitely the place to go if you are staying out late and want to hang with twenty somethings
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Quinn's
330 Main Street
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It is an old diner converted into a bar and music venue, serving delicious japanese comfort food (ramen, curry, dumplings, etc). Feels like an old dive bar in SF or a midwestern basement. In a good way. Definitely the place to go if you are staying out late and want to hang with twenty somethings
Dogwood is definitely the most local bar to our house, and definitely is our go to if we aren't at Quinn's. They serve food and live music. It is also WALKABLE from my house. All good things. Say hi to George
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Dogwood
47 East Main Street
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Dogwood is definitely the most local bar to our house, and definitely is our go to if we aren't at Quinn's. They serve food and live music. It is also WALKABLE from my house. All good things. Say hi to George
This is a distillery, but that category wasn't available so I chose winery. They not only have a tasting room, but they also serve delicious, inexpensive cocktails
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Denning's Point Distillery
10 North Chestnut Street
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This is a distillery, but that category wasn't available so I chose winery. They not only have a tasting room, but they also serve delicious, inexpensive cocktails

Shopping

Well curated, upscale label consignment store.
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Vintage:Beacon
478 Main Street
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Well curated, upscale label consignment store.
Every Sunday, from 9-3
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Beacon Flea Market
6 Henry Street
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Every Sunday, from 9-3

Essentials

This is the best wine store in town. I have NEVER had a bad wine there...it really is the best curated shop I've found, even better than when I lived in brooklyn
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Artisan Wine Shop
180 Main Street
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This is the best wine store in town. I have NEVER had a bad wine there...it really is the best curated shop I've found, even better than when I lived in brooklyn
Go here for all your charcuterie needs. also serves sandwiches with nice outdoor seating
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Beacon Pantry
382 Main Street
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Go here for all your charcuterie needs. also serves sandwiches with nice outdoor seating
The only grocery store in town. Sell everything but beer (have to go to a local bodega or Rite Aid for that)
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Key Food Marketplace
268 Main Street
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The only grocery store in town. Sell everything but beer (have to go to a local bodega or Rite Aid for that)

Parks & Nature

I hike this trail weekly. Best part of living where we are. You can step out my front door and start your hike up the mountain! Just head up Wolcott Avenue and once you reach the top, you will see a sign for the Mt. Beacon park and the start of the hiking trail. You don't have to go all the way to the fire tower; you can have a beautiful view once you reach the summit. But if you hike another 20 minutes or so, you have even a better view and sometimes can see Manhattan's skyline. So close, yet so far
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Mount Beacon Fire Tower
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I hike this trail weekly. Best part of living where we are. You can step out my front door and start your hike up the mountain! Just head up Wolcott Avenue and once you reach the top, you will see a sign for the Mt. Beacon park and the start of the hiking trail. You don't have to go all the way to the fire tower; you can have a beautiful view once you reach the summit. But if you hike another 20 minutes or so, you have even a better view and sometimes can see Manhattan's skyline. So close, yet so far
A more leisurely nature walk, along the Fishkill creek, adjacent to an old hat factory. This meets up with Dennings Point at the end
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Madam Brett Park
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A more leisurely nature walk, along the Fishkill creek, adjacent to an old hat factory. This meets up with Dennings Point at the end
This is a nice leisurely nature walk loop, which takes you along the edge of the peninsula that juts out into the Hudson River. You can explore an abandoned factory, check out an eagle viewing vista, see ruins of the defunct Dennings Point Brick factory, and explore the beaches on the river.
Dennings Point Trail
This is a nice leisurely nature walk loop, which takes you along the edge of the peninsula that juts out into the Hudson River. You can explore an abandoned factory, check out an eagle viewing vista, see ruins of the defunct Dennings Point Brick factory, and explore the beaches on the river.
Beautiful trail to a hidden waterfall. Only 6 parking spaces so always quiet and secluded. My swimming oasis on hot days
Indian Brook Road
Beautiful trail to a hidden waterfall. Only 6 parking spaces so always quiet and secluded. My swimming oasis on hot days
Beautiful park above New Paltz with hiking trails in and around the big lake, as well as a 3 mile trail to the smaller Lake Awosting which offers some of the clearest water to swim in around. In July and August you can pick wild blueberries on your hike
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Minnewaska State Park Preserve
5281 Route 44-55
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Beautiful park above New Paltz with hiking trails in and around the big lake, as well as a 3 mile trail to the smaller Lake Awosting which offers some of the clearest water to swim in around. In July and August you can pick wild blueberries on your hike

Getting Around

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
451 Fishkill Avenue
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Beacon Metro North Station
8 Long Dock Rd
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Sightseeing

On the Shawangunk Wine Trail. Known for their white wines. Pretty, farm-like setting
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Whitecliff Vineyard & Winery
331 Mckinstry Road
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On the Shawangunk Wine Trail. Known for their white wines. Pretty, farm-like setting
Great outdoor seating with cider and wine tasting. the dry hops cider is the best
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Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery
114 Little York Road
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Great outdoor seating with cider and wine tasting. the dry hops cider is the best
On the Shawangunk Wine Trail
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Robibero Winery
714 Albany Post Road
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On the Shawangunk Wine Trail