Voted the “#1 Coolest Small Town in America” by Budget Travel, the City of Beacon features a picturesque, walkable main street corridor with no shortage of delicious culinary options or immersive artistic experiences. Don’t miss Dia Beacon, a large collection of contemporary art housed in a former Nabisco box printing factory on the banks of the Hudson River – not far from the dock for the late Pete Seeger’s Sloop Clearwater, a replica of the vessels that sailed the river centuries ago. Enjoy the city’s growing craft beverage scene and sip local brews, spirits and more. Hike to the top of Mount Beacon for spectacular Hudson Valley views. Outside the city center, visit Mount Gulian Historic Site, home of the pioneering Verplanck family and the headquarters of unsung hero of the American Revolution, General Friedreich Von Steuben.

Download our new Beacon Guide!

Download PDF

Check out the Empire State Trail, which is a 750-mile path connecting people to New York’s spectacular natural beauty, cultural heritage, iconic landscapes and unparalleled outdoor recreation opportunities. The trail connects urban centers, village main streets and rural communities from New York City through the Hudson River Valley, west to Buffalo along the historic Erie Canal, and north to the Adirondacks. For more information, visit empiretrail.ny.gov.

AfterEden Gallery

Discover your next treasure at this gallery that specializes in 18th-20th century antiques such as art, crafts, vintage advertising, country furniture, costume jewelry, handmade jewelry, minerals, cry...

Read More

Afton Road

Handmade pottery store offering plates and bowls, tumblers for water and wine, bud vases, planters, and home decor items. There is also a small selection of linens, table-runners, napkins and plants, ...

Read More

Alps Sweet Shop/Hudson Valley Chocolatier Beacon

Taste delicious chocolates and sweets at Dutchess County's oldest chocolatier, still making over 100 different confections! They celebrate their small batches, fresh ingredients, attention to detail, ...

Read More

Bannerman Castle

Discover the ruins of this Scottish-style castle on the Hudson River was built in the early 1900s by Frank Bannerman, VI. to store military surplus items. The Pollepel shuttles you from the Beacon Ins...

Read More

Bannerman Island Gallery

Original Bannerman Island and Hudson River paintings and prints....

Read More

Barb's Butchery

Find a variety of locally-sourced meats at this butcher shop in Beacon. Barb's is a nose to tail butcher shop with locally raised beef, pork and chicken. Everything sold at Barb’s is made at Barb’...

Read More

BAU (Beacon Artist Union)

Artist run gallery rotating exhibitions monthly. The oldest contemporary fine art gallery in Beacon's art district. Acts as a platform for artists to grow and present their work, collaborate, host eve...

Read More

Beacon Barkery

Treat your furry family member at this shop in Beacon that offers food and bakery items for dogs and cats, pet supplies, accessories, holistic pet care, all natural dog food, and specialty items. They...

Read More

Beacon Flea Market

Explore a variety of vendors at this market in Beacon, with old, antique and vintage merchandise. Regular and occasional vendors have a fast turnover of items, which makes the market fresh and engagin...

Read More

Beacon Historical Society

Learn more about local history through extensive historical collections, events, and galleries held by the Beacon Historical Society. The 5,000+ items in their collections all relate back to Beacon an...

Read More

Beacon Institute for Rivers & Estuaries

River and environmentally themed art and educational exhibits. This gallery features regional artists and regional themes. Their book store also promotes regional authors, regional themes and water th...

Read More

Beacon Pantry

Shop the specialty food store and Cafe Beacon Pantry. Select from their fine artisanal cheeses and charcuteries, local meats, pastries, French and Italian foods, coffees and teas. Everything you need ...

Read More

BeaconArts

Promoting artists and facilitating creative experiences through programs that promote a vibrant community and enrich the lives of local citizens. Their goal is to promote and nurture Beacon's multi-fa...

Read More

Binnacle Books

Find your next read at this book shop in Beacon that specializes in used and new literature, poetry, literary nonfiction, political history, art, drama, philosophy, graphic novels, and children's book...

Read More

Blackbird Attic

Shop this stylishly curated consignment shop and boutique in Beacon that offers a modern and vintage fashion mix primarily for women. They do offer a small men's and children's section, as well as bod...

Read More

Clutter Gallery

Art Toy and Counter Culture Gallery. The home of Clutter Magazine and the Clutter permanent art toy collection....

Read More

Cold Spring Bike Rental & Tours

Explore the scenic side of Dutchess with Cold Spring Bike Rental and Tours located in Scenic Hudson's Long Dock Park. These trail adventures are great for all ages and experience levels. Offerings inc...

Read More

COLORANT

Colorant is a high-end fashion boutique that offers natural-fiber dying workshops with NY Textile Lab. Inside the store, you will find silks, cotton, cashmere, and wool garments that were hand-dyed by...

Read More

Darryl's Women's Clothing Boutique

Darryl’s Boutique hails originally from New York City on W. 84th and Amsterdam opened a Beacon location. Visit this shop filled with a variety of fashion finds that contemporary women will enjoy and...

Read More

Dia Beacon

Dia Beacon is a collection of art from the 1960s to the present as well as special exhibitions, new commissions, public and education programs. Newer exhibitions include Carl Craig, Mel Bochner, Sam G...

Read More

Fridman Gallery

Founded in 2013 in New York City, Fridman Gallery represents a roster of artists working across disciplines, from painting and sculpture to performance, video, and sound art. The gallery's newest loca...

Read More

Gourmetibles - The Chocolate Studio

One-stop gift shop, offering a unique line of chocolate toffee confectdions.  Full line of sweets, including fudge, chocolate covered bacon, Oreos, pretzels, potato chips, nuts and dried fruits, ...

Read More

Gwenno James

Women's designer fashions from hand printed fabrics designed by Gwenno James and made in the Hudson Valley. ...

Read More

Hike New York

We empower people to live a fun, healthy, and connected life through nature-based adventures and outdoor education.  Hike, run, paddle, and play throughout the Hudson Valley!  Private, group, and co...

Read More

Howland Cultural Center

Art exhibits, concerts including Howland Chamber Music Circle series, dances, CAPS poetry/Open Mic nights, film, art exhibits, family entertainment and multicultural events. Designed by Richard Morris...

Read More

Hudson Beach Glass

Gift shop/gallery with handmade art glass and glass jewelry. Glass blowing on site. Workshops and classes offered. Fine art gallery 2nd floor...

Read More

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater

The Clearwater, America's Environmental Flagships, sails the Hudson River hosting public sails and innovative onboard educational programs. The Clearwater Festival - Great Hudson River Revival takes p...

Read More

Hudson Valley Marshmallow Company

Shop handmade, all-natural marshmallows at Hudson Valley Marshmallow Co. in Beacon! Choose from their many “yummy, squishy, fresh” gourmet marshmallows, including unique flavors like Salted Carame...

Read More

Hudson Valley Vinyl

Explore Hudson Valley Vinyl in beacon, your one-stop shop for vinyl LPs, 45s & 12" singles! They specialize in rock, soul, jazz, blues, disco, rap, latin, reggae & more. From cheapies to collectibles,...

Read More

Inglenook Marketplace

Explore Inglenook Marketplace in Beacon, a home & general goods brand that embodies the hygge (pronounced "hoo-ga") lifestyle. Visit their brick & mortar in the heart of the Hudson Valley and check ou...

Read More

Jake's Main Street Music

Music store featuring new, used, vintage and consigned stringed instruments; guitars, violins, banjos, ukuleles, and mandolins.  Offering expert setups, lessons, and repairs, and a full line of acc...

Read More

King & Curated

Shop at jewelry designer Lauren Decker's King & Curated shoop in Beacon. Carrying fine lines like "Duende", her Turquoise and Diamond collection of earrings, necklaces, and rings, this small shop is ...

Read More

KuBe Theater

KuBe (an acronym for Kunsthalle Beacon) is comprised of 48 artists' studios, commercial office space, a fine art gallery, experimental art space. See theater, screenings, lectures, and avant-garde...

Read More

La Mere Clothing + Goods

La Mére Clothing + Goods, a specialty women’s clothing store, is the destination for boho fashion that features the latest trends in apparel and gifts. The brand offers a wide range of products fro...

Read More

Lewis & Pine

Lewis & Pine Jewelry and Apothecary represents the work and vision of New York-based artist Yali Lewis. Trained formally as a painter and art historian, Yali draws inspiration from both modernist desi...

Read More

Loopy Mango

Shop specializing in super chunky merino wool and cotton yarns, giant knitting needles and beginner knitting workshops offered weekly. Loopy Mango believes that anyone can be creative - all you have ...

Read More

Lorraine Tyne

Full service concierge accessories boutique offering style sessions and one-on-one bridal consultations. ...

Read More

Lucky Thirty One

Offering carefully, hand-picked and the latest trends to get you where you're going in style, wherever that may be Lucky Thirty One believes in being dream chasers, goal-getters, trend setters, jet se...

Read More

Madam Brett Homestead

Visit the oldest house in Dutchess County, located in Beacon. This Dutch-style home was built in 1709 by Roger and Catheryna Brett and stayed within seven generations of the same family. The home func...

Read More

Marion Royael Gallery

Contemporary fine art originals, editions and objects. Highlights the work of emerging and mid-career artists through Directed Migrating Installations.  Acts as a forum for exploring fundamental ...

Read More

Modern Vintage Boutique

New & Vintage clothing, accessories & gifts. Closed Tue & Wed., Sunday 12-6; Mon & Thurs 11-5; Fri. 11-6; Sat. 10-6....

Read More

Morphicism

New art movement called \"morphicism\" showing concept of changing images....

Read More

Mount Beacon Fire Tower

Located on the summit of south Beacon Mountain, the southernmost of two peaks that form Mt. Beacon, in the Hudson Highland region.  The south peak is 1,650 feet above sea level.  One of seve...

Read More

Mount Gulian Historic Site

Reconstructed 18th century Dutch homestead on 44 acres with 1740's Dutch barn and restored garden. Revolutionary War Headquarters of General von Steuben, birthplace of the Society of the Cincinnati. ...

Read More

Mount Gulian Historic Site

Discover the history of the reconstructed 18th century Dutch homestead on 44 acres with 1740's Dutch barn and restored garden. Destroyed in a fire in 1931, the sire was reconstructed and open to the c...

Read More

Mountain Tops Outfitters

Visit this specialized outdoor apparel store full of essentials for adevnture seekers like hiking, trail running & casual shoes, backpacking gear and accessories. Kayak sales, rentals & tours ...

Read More

Mountain Tops Outfitters

Outdoor apparel, full line of hiking, trail running and casual shoes, backpacking gear and accessories. Kayak sales, rentals and guided tours. Official kayak outfitter at Scenic Hudson's Long Dock...

Read More

Niche Modern

Hand blown modern pendant lighting. ...

Read More

Notions-N-Potions

Retail gift shop, stones, clothing, essential oils, candles, housewares, tarot, books, buddahs, jewelry,  Soaps, salves, candles, Tarot readings on Saturday’s and Sunday’s. Two Psychic Fairs a y...

Read More

Nourish Natural Soap Co.

Experience ultimate relaxation with soap, exfoliants, scrubs, shower steamers and more! Starting as a creative outlet and gifts for friends, Nourish Natural Soap Co. has evolved into handcrafting each...

Read More

Peoples Bicycle

Bike Rentals summer through October.Saturday and Sundays hours 10am -6 pm .Rates are $25.00 -$50.00 a day depending type of bike. We're an everyday bike shop. Whatever your needs are, pop in and ...

Read More

River Pool at Beacon

River Pool at Beacon is located on the north shore of Beacon Riverfront Park. The partially submerged pool is environmentally sensitive and makes for a safe wading area in the Hudson River, protecting...

Read More

Riverfront Park, Beacon

The Seeger Riverfront Park offers recreational amenities right on the Hudson River. There are barbecues, a playground, tennis courts, and even a little sand pit for some “beach” volleyball....

Read More

SallyeAnder

After nearly 35 years manufacturing all-natural, hypoallergenic, functional soaps that are sold in over 2,000 stores nationwide, SallyeAnder, producers of beautiful, functional soaps, now has its firs...

Read More

Scarborough Fare

Scarborough Fare is set of gourmet foods shops located within the hudson valley region of New York State.  Come check out our taproom in Beacon to enjoy a taste of our fine olive oils and vinegar...

Read More

Scenic Hudson's Long Dock Park

Walk from Beacon train station, hiking/ biking trails, bird watching, nature study, dog walking, fishing, kayak & canoe launch, picnicking, WiFI, x-country skiing & snowshoeing (ungroomed trai...

Read More

Story Screen Beacon Theater

Beautifully restored, independent movie theater....

Read More

Story Screen Drive-In

Enjoy this film critique-based theatre operating in the beautiful town of Beacon on Main Street. The Story Screen Beacon has expanded to a pop-up drive-in theater showing classic films Friday, Saturda...

Read More

The Dutchess Inn and Spa

Enjoy the quiet elegance of this 12-room boutique hotel and spa, nestled in the heart of Beacon, conveniently located minutes from the Metro-North train station. This Inn and Spa offers breakfast and ...

Read More

The Lofts at Beacon

The Lofts have been completely remodeled into breathtaking live/work artist spaces, providing unparalleled inspiration for the working artist. Open Mon - Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9- 4, and Sunday 11-3...

Read More

The Snooki Shop

Shop Jersey Shore's Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi's style right in Beacon! The Snooki Shop houses clothing, accessories, beauty, and specialty items like children's toys and maternity clothing....

Read More

The Tailored Mermaid

Clothing store selling handmade women's clothing and accessories.  Many items are in the Hudson Valley! ...

Read More

Utensil Kitchenware

Practical and affordable kitchenware. Facebook Page...

Read More

Vincent's Eat.Paint.Love

Sit down and enjoy a guided painting class while sipping on wine at Vincente's Eat.Paint.Love. in Beacon. Perfect for all ages, guests can host their own private event. No experience is necessary or n...

Read More

Vintage: Beacon

Consignment and resale boutique, specializing in women's vintage and designer fashion. ...

Read More

Wickham Solid Wood Studio

Every piece of wood tells a story; the story of the life of the tree from which it came. Black walnut. White oak. Black cherry, white ash, and red elm. Since 2004, Wickham Solid Wood Studio has been t...

Read More

Woody Guthrie Sloop

Wooden sailboat rides, events, festivals, and educational opportunities are specialties of the Beacon Sloop Club. Their sailboat, the Sloop Woody Guthrie, is a replica of a Hudson River ferry sloop....

Read More

Zakka Joy

Works by New York artists in various mediums. Shop for art-inspiring gifts, toys, jewelry, cameras, housewares, accessories, candles and gadgets....

Read More

Ziatun

Taste the authentic flavors of Palestinian-Arabic-Middle Eastern cuisine at Ziatun in Beacon! Offering a variety of dishes including vegan and vegetarian dishes, this new spot is a great place to wind...

Read More