- The list below includes 150 free or cheap things to do in or near Beacon, New York, including 105 different types of inexpensive activities like Art Gallery, Parks, Hiking Trails and Bowling.
- From River Pool at Beacon to Long Dock Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Beacon and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Poughkeepsie, Hyde Park, Newburgh and Cold Spring.
Situated on an incline that follows the historic Beacon Incline Railway, Mt. Beacon Park's summit culminates in panoramic views of the Hudson Valley. Visitors can hike, picnic, bird-watch or explore ruins of the railway's powerhouse.
The Pete and Toshi Seeger Park memorializes their dedication to preserving the Hudson waterfront area. The park has space for community gatherings and hosts events such as the Strawberry, Corn and Pumpkin Festivals.
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Fishkill Ridge is a destination for exploring the Hudson Valley's geological past which showcases rounded boulders and bare summits. Patrons can hike the well-marked trails and walk beside streams, scramble up rocks or view extraordinary birdlife.
Those interested in learning the heritage of Beacon, NY and its inhabitants will enjoy touring the Madam Brett Homestead. The historic homestead is an 18th century home that housed seven generations of the Brett family.
Most popularly known for a display by conceptual artist Walter De Maria, the Dia:Beacon art museum highlights unusual, avant garde artistry. The museum also features collections by Andy Warhol, Donald Judd and Richard Serra.
Denning's Point Distillery is an urban distillery that produces vodka and whiskey. They offer tours of the brewing facility and samples in their tasting room, and their 2,800 square feet space is available for parties and special events.