We hope you’ll join us for the weekend in Beacon, New York. Lindsay grew up only a few miles away, but we spend most of our trips upstate on Main Street in Beacon. Lindsay’s father Richie, uncle Harvey, and brother Jesse manage Beacon’s oldest oldest continuously operating bar and restaurant, Max’s on Main. 

Dia: Beacon — (pictured above) The former Nabisco factory on the Hudson houses a fantastic collection of contemporary art including Andy Warhol, Richard Serra, John Chamberlain, and Blinky Palermo. diaart.org

 

Max’s on Main — Stop by the Kaplan family’s bar and restaurant for a cocktail, beer, snack, or dinner. There’s something for everyone. Richard always orders the corn fritters and fish tacos, and Lindsay prefers the pierogis and Aunt Susie's flank steak. maxsonmain.com

 

Beacon Cycles — Rent a bike and cycle your way through Beacon. You can also request a mountain bike and hit the trails (but Lindsay will not join you). beaconbikeshop.com

 

Mount Beacon — Hike to highest peak of the Hudson Highlands and feast your eyes on the view. The summit was once home to a hotel, ski lodge, and casino, accessible by an incline railway. If Richard and Bagel can make it to the top, then you can too.  scenichudson.org/parks/mountbeacon

 

Beacon Creamery — I scream, you scream, Richard pretty much always screams for ice cream when we're in Beacon so we come here.  facebook.com/beacon-creamery

 

Hudson Beach Glass — Watch artisans blow glass in Beacon’s original firehouse, or admire the unique baubles in the shop. hudsonbeachglass.com

 

Bannerman Cruise and Island Tour — Cruise to the site of Bannerman’s Castle, an abandoned miltary compound built in the style of a castle by gilded-age tycoon Francis Bannerman VI. OR just wave to it from the train.  bannermancastle.org/island-tours.html

 

The Hop — Hoppy IPA lovers, rejoyce. Enjoy an array of over 150 artisan craft brews at this popular beer bar and gastropub on Main Street. thehopbeacon.com

 

Mountain Tops Outfitters — Up for an adventure? Stop in this happy hiking shop on main street to sign up for kayaks down on the Hudson. Pro tip: paddle upstream first. mountaintopsoutfitters.com

 Main Street, Beacon

Main Street, Beacon

 The fish tacos at Max's on Main

The fish tacos at Max's on Main

 Glassblowing at Hudson Beach Glass.

Glassblowing at Hudson Beach Glass.