Source: Historic Wallkill and the Hudson River Valleys; 1912
Information here is for archival purposes, and is not current.
Mt. Beacon on the Hudson
This historic mountain is situated on the East bank of the Hudson River, 59 miles from New York City, and directly opposite Newburgh; it has been leased to the Mt. Beacon-on-the-Hudson hotel Company, who propose to make this one of the finest outing places in this country. They own and control some 800 acres of wild mountain land, including the Historic Mount Beacon.
The New Hotel Beaconcrest
on the summit of Mt. Beacon, has 75 guest chambers. The beautiful villages of Fishkill Landing and Matteawan nestle at the base of Mt. Beacon. Seven railroads are to be seen from its summit, the New York, the New Haven & Hartford. The New York Central, the West Shore, the Erie, the Newburgh, Dutchess & Connecticut, the Ontario & Western and the Poughkeepsie & Eastern.
The Hudson River
is in view for 30 miles of its course, from the Highlands on the South with the broad expansion of Newburgh Bay, the city of Newburgh and the Shawangunk mountains in the West, while to the North can be seen the Poughkeepsie Bridge with the Catskill and Adirondack mountains beyond
The Steepest Incline in the World
leads up to the West spur of North Beacon; it is 2200 feet long with a vertical elevation of 1200 feet, it is run by electric power and is built for absolute safety. On the Eastern crest stands a monument erected by the
Daughters of the Revolution
to commemorate the burning of beacon fires during the occupation of New York by the British. From here Washington and his officers received signals on the movements of the enemy. The top of Mt. Beacon is laid out as a park with walks and summer houses, a
with a free dancing hall, dining-rooms and spacious balconies, a roof observatory which with
And one of the largest searchlights with a thirty-six inch reflector, bringing to view the Hudson with its line of tow boats and brilliantly lighted night boats with their crowds of tourists. The vicinity of New York offers no more beautiful and healthful spot for a day’s or a week’s outing. None more instructive and inspiring to the patriotism of the young man than Mt. Beacon-on-the-Hudson. In addition to the above mentioned roads Mt. Beacon can be reached by the day line boats. The casino is being equipped by United Wireless Telegraph Co.