A glass studio casting functional and sculptural objects for over 30 years. John and Wendy Gilvey, Michael Benzer and Jennifer Smith founded Hudson Beach Glass in 1987. Our main studio is located in a renovated ice house in the Hudson Valley of New York state. In 2003, we opened our gallery and glass blowing demonstration studio on Main Street in Beacon, NY. We are located in a restored firehouse just a short walk from Dia:Beacon and the Beacon Metro-North train station.
Ask us about hiking Mount Beacon! Make the popular hike up to the fire tower by taking the red trail or trek throughout the Hudson Highlands and see some of the best views in the Hudson Valley. (Photo taken by Pierce Johnston)
Bannerman's Castle is one of the Hudson Valley's great wonders! Once used as an armory for a private collection of Spanish American war and other historic military surplus, Bannerman's Castle now offers kayak and walking tours, as well as live music, theater performances, and movie screenings. Kayaking and walking tours available by appointment. Visit website for special events. Call us for information and we will help you plan your adventure to this Historic landmark.
The Dia: Beacon contemporary art Museum is one of Beacon's biggest attractions. "Occupying a former Nabisco box-printing factory on the banks of the Hudson River, Dia Beacon presents the majority of Dia’s collection of art from the 1960s to the present as well as special exhibitions, new commissions, and public and education programs. Since its opening in May 2003, Dia Beacon has helped transform the city of Beacon into a vibrant arts destination for visitors from the region, New York City, and beyond." Call ahead to reserve a ticket. Open Friday - Monday 11am - 6pm
Storm King Art Center nurtures a vibrant bond between art, nature, and people, creating a place where discovery is limitless. Committed to supporting artists and stewarding its landscape, Storm King connects with visitors through dynamic exhibitions and programs. Visit the website to reserve a ticket in advance.
Kayak the scenic waterways of the Hudson River! Tours and rentals available through Hudson River Expeditions based at Long Dock Park waterfront. Always remember to check weather conditions and wear a life jacket. Paddle safely!
Visit the oldest Winery in the country! Experience the enigmatic atmosphere of Brotherhood Winery by taking a leisurely stroll through our vast network of underground cellars. Excavated by hand in the late 19th Century, the dimly lit cellars house over two hundred oak barrels and feature a crested vault containing some of the oldest vintages in America. Book a tasting flight with Brotherhood today and treat yourself to a new world of exciting flavors and scents in our beautiful showroom. In an effort to cover every imaginable wine preference, Brotherhood offers three unique tasting options featuring our inimitable blends. Kick back and relax as we take you on an unforgettable flight through the heart of New York wine country and beyond.
Hudson Valley Brewery sells some of the most sought after craft beers in the Northeast! With a focus on sour beer, artistic can design, and finding the perfect blend of urban and rustic aesthetics, Hudson Valley Brewery has become widely popular in the craft beer world. Visit their tasting room/ outdoor patio and discover the magic in their craft.
Denning’s Point Distillery cultivates the rich history of the Hudson Valley, the finest locally grown grains and the best of the region’s talent to craft award-winning spirits that resonate both in the mouth and in the heart.
Tintypes & Ambrotypes. One of a kind, Handmade, Heirloom Portraiture on Tin and Glass made in the Hudson Valley to last for generations. Located directly next door to The Dutchess Inn & Spa
A 25 minute drive across the river, Storm King mountain offers some of the best views of the Hudson River Valley for hikers who enjoy a challenge. Ask us about trails and parking at the front desk!
Denning's Point features trails through one of Beacon's most charming public parks. Walk, bike, or even kayak along the Hudson River at this scenic nature preserve home to many birds like bald eagles, blue herons, etc. Perfect for a sunset stroll or morning exercise.
Located across the tracks from the train station, Long Dock Park is one of Beacon's most popular destinations for locals and tourists alike. Walk the shore trails, rent kayaks, or take in the views of the Hudson River at this scenic park.