April 2, 2018
Mount Beacon Trailhead to remain open and nearby hikes offer options.Mount Beacon Park. Now they're doubling parking with a slight expansion of parking area size. Beginning soon, the project will deliver enhanced parking by early summer. The parking lot will need to close sometime in April for the duration of construction.
During construction hikers will be able to use the Mount Beacon Park trailhead and are encouraged to park at one of numerous city lots behind Main Street and ride the G line bus to the trailhead.
Alternative mountain hiking experiences are available.
- Enjoy Storm King Mountain, with access from the Esty & Hellie Stowell Trailhead at 42 Bayview Ave. (Rte. 218), Cornwall-On-Hudson.
- Visit Mount Taurus from the Washburn Trailhead, 3200 Stearn Road, Cold Spring, or Hudson Highlands Gateway Park, Sprout Brook Road, Cortlandt.
- Try Bear Mountain State Park (fees for parking begin in mid-May), Rte. 9W, Bear Mountain.
- Change of pace—stroll along the Hudson at our Long Dock Park, 23 Long Dock Road, just 1.7 miles from Mount Beacon Park.