23 Long Dock Rd
Beacon, NY 12508
From the agency website: Long Dock Park contains a kayak pavilion and beach for launching boats, rehabilitated wetlands and meadows that attract wildlife, a river overlook deck and a shaded plaza for informal dining. Kayak and paddleboard rentals are available through Mountain Tops Outfitters (845-831-1997). Bicycle rentals are available Thursday through Sunday from Cold Spring Bike Rental & Tours (347) 638 -7707). One of the most popular attractions in the park, at Long Dock's tip, is Beacon Point, a shoreline installation by renowned artist George Trakas. The work projects out over the river (at high tide, water actually flows through it), making this a perfect place to fish, sunbathe and admire magnificent vistas of Newburgh Bay and the Hudson Highlands.
There are 5 accessible parking spaces in 4 locations within the park depending on the intended destination: Kayak Pavilion, Picnic Pavilion, River Center and Trails. Firm gravel pathways connect all aspects of the park, with the newer sections utilizing wide, open concrete surfaces. Main paths are 96 inches wide, while connectors and entrances are 48 inches wide. Generally, the entire park is flat, and the pathways have minimal slope and cross slopes. There are no stairs and all amenities have ramp access. There is one area in particular with an uneven surface near the Kayak Pavilion. This features older concrete slabs with grass outgrowth along edges and cracks, but this can be avoided by taking the longer main trails, or by utilizing the paved driveway directly to the kayak pavilion decked surface. The portable toilets are considered by the company providing them (Herring Sanitation) to be accessible, but the model used is the tier below the ADA compliant model with full 360 degree maneuverability.
Scenic Hudson is a not-for-profit environmental organization in New York that protects land, creates and enhances parks, and advocates for environmentally responsible policies and development practices.
Hiking, Biking, Cross Country Skiing, Picnicking, Dog walking (on leash), Fishing, Kayaking, and Canoeing.