Beacon is a small city on the east bank of the Hudson River, positioned about fifteen miles south of Poughkeepsie and sixty miles north of New York City. Mostly filled by charming suburban neighborhoods, the city’s thriving Main Street is packed with a vibrant assortment of cafes, specialty shops, art galleries, watering holes, and historic landmarks. Grab your morning caffeine fix at Bank Square Coffeehouse, sample the local beers at Hudson Valley brewery, or catch a live band at Max’s On Main.
The area includes several convenient options for folks who like to spend a lot of time outside, from the Southern Dutchess Country Club to the scenic Long Dock Park on the river to the sprawling Hudson Highlands nature preserve just south of town. Rail service by the MTA Hudson line makes it easy to get down into the city or farther Upstate, and direct access to Interstate 84 puts the entire region at your fingertips.