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Three Connecting Parks when Hiking Beacon NY



Madam Brett, Dennings Point and Long Dock Park

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Did you know that three separate parks all interconnect in Beacon NY? The best part is that they are all east trails and families can really control how long they want to wander for in these areas. Pick one or two or even three!


Madam Brett Park


We combined two areas recently and started at this park. I use GPS to find the park because even though we have walked here a million times, I still occasionally get turned around. However, you will know you are there if you go through the tunnel and are greeted with apocalyptic type buildings to your right. 


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You can go left or right. Left takes you to the waterfall. However, for connecting to the other two parks, people want to head right over the bridge with the water on the left and the falling down buildings to your right. 


Eventually, you will see a turnoff. We love doing this offshoot because it takes you through the woods to a viewing platform of the marsh. Then just continue the horseshoe back to the main trail and walk on.

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Soon the train tracks can be spotted on the left. Keep walking and head to your right. This now takes you out of Madam Brett Park and you can pick where you head next. At this point, you might just want to turn around.


Dennings Point


If you decide to hike on and travel over the bridge ignoring the trail to your left, there will be a new trail on your right. They are ripping down the old industrial buildings on the right. Keep strolling on.

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We enjoy finding a trail on the right, that takes you down to the Hudson River. However, it can be steep and footing, not the safest. If you continue, on the main path, you will find Dennings Point. We have run into homeless down on the beach. So just beware of your surroundings.

I am not sure if you can still loop around as there are signs for habitat redevelopment. However, you can always trace your footstep back to where you started.

In this trip, we stopped at the offshoot trail and turned around going back to Madam Brett. When we completed this trip, it was around three miles total. However, you can make it longer and take the Fjord trail on the left. This trail will take you to Long Dock Park.


Long Dock Park


Again easy trails. A few places to sit and look at the Hudson River. Be aware of pollution. We have seen a lot at this park. There are picnic benches to stop and take a rest as well as a few other spots along the way. After all, is said and done, retrace your steps back to the car. 

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Final Thoughts


We are big on multiple hikes in a single day. It’s great to be able to explore multiple spots. Our biggest hike to date was combining seven areas in one day. However, there were short drives in between. In total, over eight miles.

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So how many will you pick on your next trip? If you try them, tag us and give us a shout on social media and we will repost your pics in our stories! Let's hike on.


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