Madam Brett Park

Madam Brett Park

Connecting with Beacon’s past and some of its natural treasures.

Invasive Plants: If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Eat ‘Em

Invasive plants wreak great havoc in the Hudson Valley, crowding out native species that birds and other animals depend on for food and shelter. For the home gardener, they’re also a pain in the neck, seeming nearly impossible to eradicate....

Recording Change One Photo at a Time

Environmental changes can move at a snail’s pace, making them costly to record and hard for the average person — and even scientists — to visualize. Now, Scenic Hudson has introduced an inexpensive but innovative feature in a handful of...

Getting Back to Hudson Valley-Milled Grain

Earlier this year, research published in The Journal of Food Science revealed that “whole grain” foods marketed across the United States contain as little as 9 percent actual whole grain. The discrepancy results from there being no certification guaranteeing whole...
Japanese Knotweed

Solving a Knotty Knotweed Problem

“When I first started working here, I didn’t realize this could be such a beautiful view,” says Scenic Hudson Parks and Trails Manager Carley Kiernan. She’s referring to a place along the Red Trail at our Madam Brett Park in...
Madam Brett Park

10 Scenic Hudson Parks You Can Get to By Train

Who says you need a car to explore Scenic Hudson parks? A ride on Metro-North’s Hudson Line and a short walk will deliver you to these 10 outstanding places where you can admire the Hudson River, connect with nature, go...

It’s a Good Time to Bike

“When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride...

Guía para visitantes

Deseamos que disfrute su visita a nuestros parques. Al seguir algunas pautas sencillas, nos ayudará a maximizar los beneficios de estos lugares únicos para todas las personas que los visitan. Normas generales ¿Qué debe hacer? Los vehículos están permitidos solamente...