- Our list of the best things to do in Beacon, New York, features the top 200 nearby activities — including 81 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Beacon, NY has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Entertainment & Shows, Museums & Galleries, and Sights & Landmarks.
- The results below include the top 19 things to do within the city of Beacon, NY , followed by 181 popular activities in nearby cities, including Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, New Paltz, Hyde Park, Peekskill, Cold Spring, Fishkill, Middletown, Marlboro, Carmel, Garrison, Millbrook, Ridgefield, Danbury, Warwick, Cooperstown, New City, Woodstock and Bolton Landing
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.
One of Beacon's more challenging hikes, the Mount Beacon Incline Railway offers breathtaking views of New York. The railway is a historical piece of the area, and once at the top of the summit, the flat land offers great areas for picnics and photography.
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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.
Founded in 2004, New York's Beacon Artist Union is a gallery the supports and promotes local artists, collaborative curatorial projects and the surrounding community. The space also hosts performances such as film screenings and live music.