It has been quite a while since I ventured outside of Connecticut. Not too far over the border is the town of Beacon, NY in the Hudson Valley.
This town and its surrounding area has a little bit of everything- cute stores, museums, waterfall, restaurants, biking friendly and loads of hiking with spectacular views.
I started with shopping! With the pandemic, I need a new wardrobe a size larger. The shops are worth of photo ops themselves but harder juggling my mask and sanitizer with the browsing!
Stunning as always is a jaunt to Fishkill Falls which sits in town with a great restaurant at its base. I have eaten here several times before running over to the farm fresh ice cream shop across the street.
The falls are worth walking across the town bridge over to each side to get a different angle of its beauty. Being spring time it was roaring so I included a little video to share.
This time I chose to eat a sandwich I brought in their local park overlooking the Newburgh-Beacon bridge. It was a picture perfect day.
As this was a cycling day, I chose to cross the bridge and go try a rail trail about 20 miles from here. Alas that’s for another blog. For many, stopping here and then taking in the sunset at Long Dock down the road would make for a perfect end to the day. It became overcast or that’s where I would have been.
There is so much beauty in the Hudson Valley. I look forward to seeing it again.