Hudson Valley
Region
2 to 3 hours
Distance from NY

Enjoy the gifts of late summer in Dutchess County! Sit back and relax on your way up to Beacon from NYC — BYO lunch for the ride! Upon arrival, we’ll hike one of the top attractions in the Hudson Valley, Mount BeaconYes, the trail up Mount Beacon is steep, but occasional switchbacks make the aerobic workout manageable. The hike actually begins on a staircase following the course of the Beacon Incline Railway, in the early 20th century the world’s steepest funicular and one of the Hudson Valley’s prime tourist attractions. The trail to Mount Beacon’s summit, a shade over a mile and steadily uphill, follows a winding road that passes some lovely rock formations. Deer and other wildlife abound! From the summit you’ll be treated to spectacular, panoramic views of the Hudson River.

Afterwards, we’ll head into Beacon’s vibrant dining scene where you will be set free for dinner on your own. We will also transport you between Hudson Valley Brewery, 2 Way Brewing and Denning’s Point Distillery, which offer tastings and tours with any purchase.  See below for a bit of info on each!

Denning’s Point Distillery: Denning’s Point spirits are made entirely of local grain and celebrate the rich history of the Hudson Valley. Check out the tasting room, and follow as the distilling team shows us the ins and outs of spirit brewing with a tour and tasting.

Hudson Valley Brewery: Like the Hudson Valley itself, Hudson Valley Brewery believes their beers stand somewhere between the rural and the urban, the traditional and the modern, the rustic and the industrial. Their brewing techniques are inspired by the brewing practices of traditional European breweries as well as the more aggressive, experimental practices of American breweries.

2 Way Brewing: 2 Way Brewing Company is a micro craft brewery and bar located in Beacon, NY and servicing Newburgh, NY. Opened September, 2014, the name was inspired by its location on the “two way” river. The river, which is technically an estuary, was called the Muhheakantuck, or “river that flows both ways” by the Lenape tribe who inhabited the lower Hudson River Valley when the Europeans arrived. The brewing team taps into the Hudson Valley resources – the climate and farmland perfect for hop production, and world famous water – to produce beers as unique as any the world has to offer.

TOUR DATES:

Sat. Aug 18, Sat. Aug 25th, Sun. Sept. 9th
Mount Beacon for hiking, Bring Your Own Lunch, Beacon for Dinner and on your own stops at Dennings Point Distillery, Hudson Valley Brewery and 2 Way Brewing.


DETAILS:

SCHEDULE – Tours run 10:30am-10PM.

PICK UP – 33 West 42nd St. between 5th & 6th Avenues
(Northeast corner of Bryant Park)

REFUNDS – Refunds are issued up to 1 week (Monday before your tour date), if given cancellation notice, otherwise, non refundable but transferable to another guest. Email reservations@escapemaker.com

Also, if you’re looking for a great food and craft beverage walking tours of NYC check out our partner company Urban Adventures! http://www.newyorkcityurbanadventures.com

 

Additional information

DateAugust 18, August 25, September 9

AREA INFO:

Listed as one of National Geographic Traveler’s Top 20 Must-See Places, the Hudson Valley is as scenic and hospitable as it is cultural and delicious. Just a couple hours from New York City, this picturesque and colorful region is filled with sweeping rivers, small towns, local farms and incredible culinary and craft beverage scenes. Come back on your own and spend a day, weekend, or week exploring all there is to do in Dutchess County! Check out some of the area’s special annual events below and plan your return trip to join in the fun.

Top 10 Dutchess County Events:

  1. Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck. First weekend in June at the Dutchess Fairgrounds.
  2. Discover Hudson Valley Bike Ride. Last Sunday in June.
  3. Big Gay Hudson Valley’s Queen City Pride Weekend Poughkeepsie in June.
  4. Good Guys East Coast Nationals classic car show in Rhinebeck in June.
  5. Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Balloon Festival in July.
  6. Wassaic Project Summer Exhibition & Festival. First weekend in August.
  7. Jazz in the Valley jazz festival in Poughkeepsie in August.
  8. Dutchess County Fair in Rhinebeck. Last full week in August.
  9. Hudson Valley Wine and Food Festival & HV Craft Beer Festival in Rhinebeck in September.
  10. New York State Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck in October.

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Thank you for reserving the “Hiking, Booze & Brews Tour.”  The following schedule outlines each stop that the  bus will be making throughout the day, along with the approximate time at each stop.

Sat. August 18th  NYC Pick up, Mount Beacon, Beacon, NYC Drop Off
Sat., August 25th
NYC Pick up, Mount Beacon, Beacon, NYC Drop Off
Sun. Sep 9th  NYC Pick up, Mount Beacon, Beacon, NYC Drop Off

NYC PICKUP ADDRESS: 33 West 42nd St. between 5th & 6th Avenues
(Northeast corner of Bryant Park)

Sample Itinerary:
10:30 am Departure from NYC
12:30 Arrival at Mount Beacon Trailhead
4:00 Departure for Beacon
4:10 Arrival at Beacon, transport to 2 Ways Brewing,  Hudson Valley Brewery and Dennings Point with a distillery tour.
8:00pm Departure for NYC
10:00pm Arrival in NYC