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Beacon Volkswalk for Everyonel


Yankee Clipper Diner
397 Main St.
Beacon, NY 12508

41.918703 -73.981012

County: Dutchess
Region: Mid Hudson


  • September 25, 2021, 9:30AM, Meet outside Yankee Clipper Diner on Main Street entrance


Event Type Walk/Hike Description Scenic views of the Hudson River. You'll walk by many historic buildings, antique shops, restaurants and specialty stores, and Beacon’s Riverfront on Hudson. Two routes totaling 10 k are available, 5k each. The Mt. Beacon route passes Beacon Falls and the trail head at the base of Mount Beacon. The Waterfront loop circles down to the train station offering great views of the Hudson River from its shore and ferry terminal area. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. A self-guided brochure and guide/map is available that will point out the various historical sites and natural scenic points along the way. A guide will walk the two routes consecutively, starting with the Mt. Beacon route first leaving at 9:30 AM. Sponsoring Organization Volkssport Club at West Point

Contact Information


Advance registration required.
RSVP please to or call 845-462-7539 and leave a message; bad weather (rain) will cancel

Additional Information

Two 5 k (3.1 miles each) routes are offered, both routes are on city streets. The Waterfront portion 5 k portion climbs a hill from the Metro North train station back to the Diner. Both routes are not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs due to crossing many busy city streets.
Activities: No fee for walking, those walkers participating in the American Volkssport Association walking program pay $3 for the usual credit fee.

Event Duration (hours): 1.5 to 3 hours
Difficulty: Moderate
Not suitable for children under age 6.
Length (miles): 3 or 6
Path: Returns to start
Boots Needed: No

Family Friendly
Walking Distance to Amtrak or Metro North Station
Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? No
Additional Wheelchair Info: Mostly on city streets with some
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