- The list below includes 201 free or cheap things to do in or near Peekskill, New York, including 116 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, History Museums, Movie Theaters and Jazz/Blues Bars.
- From Blue Mountain Reservation to Riverfront Green Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Peekskill and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Beacon, Newburgh, Cold Spring and Ridgefield.
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.
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.
Made notable by Washington Irving's 'Legend of Sleepy Hollow', The Old Dutch Church and Burying Ground is a cemetery and place of worship. The church offers tours at night by lantern retelling the tale of the Headless Horseman.
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City Center 15 Cinema De Lux
151 Saw Mill River Road, White Plains, NY 10601 MoreLess Info
A 15-screen movie theater, City Center 15: Cinema de Lux displays first-run feature films using digital projection and sound. The theater offers RealD 3D movies, a bar and grill, stadium seating, theater rentals and a food court.
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.
New York's Howland Cultural Center is a hub for the artistic community of Beacon. The center features art displayed throughout the historic home and features an iconic red door. It is also available for rent and hosts special events year-round.
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.