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East from end of Newburgh-Beacon Bridge (also known as Hamilton Fish Bridge) -- at intersection of Interstate Rt 84 and Rt 9D

0.0

 

L - North

1.6

Rt 9D North [HH - reasonable lane width, shoulder mostly OK, as of August 2003]

0.0

 

Variation
 A

  To visit the city of Beacon, see Variation A -- adds 4.5 miles to route.

0.0

 

Variation

 

To go to the Beacon train station:  Go South on Rt 9D and follow Railroad station signs -- see Variation A

   

food

  several possibilities north from Interstate Rt 84

1.6

 

L

0.3

Castle Point Rd -- Castle Point Veterans Hospital

1.9

 

L

1.8

Old Castle Point Rd -- starts South, curves West, then North, becomes Chelsea River Rd, finally turns East, becomes Spring St

3.7

 

L

1.7

Market St

3.8

 

 

 

cross Dutchess County Rt 92

3.9

 

site

  Chelsea Yacht Club to the L along river at Bank St

3.9

 

 

 

cross Bank St, later becomes River Rd North

5.4

T

L

0.1

unsigned- Old State Rd

5.5

 

L

1.0

Wheeler Hill Rd (up hill, then down steep road)

6.5

 

R

0.7

Wheeler Hill Rd (pass by Old Troy Rd)

 

 

Variation
 C

 

Variation: BL on Old Troy Rd (one-way Northbound), rejoin main route on New Hamburg Rd [last checked 1999]

7.2

 

sharp L

0.7

New Hamburg Rd (Dutchess County Rt 28)

7.6

 

bridge

 

cross Wappingers Creek

7.8

 

site

  Metro North train station -- New Hamburg, NY

7.9

 

R

0.6

Main St (after big parking lot, before bridge over railroad tracks) up hill, later becomes Channingville Rd)

7.9

 

Variation

  to visit the village of New Hamburg: continue Straight (West) on unsigned Main St, T-R Point St (North), BR cross bridge over railroad, becomes Read Rd, T-L unsigned Channingville Rd (North) [last checked August 2003]

8.5

 

food

  just before before Sheafe Rd turn

8.5

 

L

2.9

Sheafe Rd

9.1

 

site

 

Bowdoin Park

11.4

 

BL

0.2

continue on Sheafe Rd -- pass by Old Post Rd.

11.6

 

L

0.6

Camelot Rd

12.2

 

BR

0.2

unsigned- up hill (South Gate Dr)

12.4

 

L

0.5

Nassau Dr

12.9

 

L

0.5

Sheraton Dr

13.4

 

R

0.5

unsigned- Barnegat Rd (at Yield sign at bottom of hill)

13.9

T

R

0.1

unsigned- IBM Road (Dutchess County Rt 48)

14.0

EE

L

1.0

unsigned- first Left turn -- becomes Spackenkill Rd (Rt 113 East) [HH - must cross one exit and two entrance ramps - good shoulder for much of it, as of August 2003]

14.0

 

Variation

  

  a possible way to avoid crossing those entrance and exit ramps:  Continue straight East on DC Rt 48, EE - cross Rt 9, becomes Kingwood Park, go 0.1Mi, turn L unsigned, then L into Oakwood Friends School and go 0.5 Mi, T - R onto Spackenkill Rd / Rt 113 East to rejoin main route. [last checked 1999]

15.0

 

L

1.3

Wilbur Blvd [HH - reasonably wide lane, no shoulder -- but alongside the hilly part is a paved path that you can use as an alternative, as of August 2003]

16.3

 

food

 

for food, continue straight on Wilbur Blvd to Hooker Ave

16.3

 

L

0.3

Monell Ave

16.6

 

BR

0.2

Thornwood Dr

16.8

 

BL

0.2

Ferris Lane

17.0

T

R

0.1

Ferris Lane [HH]

17.1

 

L

0.3

Yates Blvd (second L)

17.4

 

R

0.5

Loockerman Ave

17.9

T

R

0.1

South Hamilton St

18.0

 

L

0.2

Holmes St (first L)

18.2

T

R

0.2

Academy St [HH - reasonably wide, unless there are parked cars, as of August 2003]

18.4

 

L

0.0

Barclay St (second L)

18.4

T

R

0.1

Garfield Place (historic houses -- for more, turn L)

18.5

T

L

0.3

Montgomery St [HH - reasonably wide, unless there are parked cars, as of August 2003]

18.8

EE

R

0.2

Lincoln Ave, becomes Jefferson St [HH]

19.0

EE

Straight

0.0

Jefferson St

19.0

 

L

0.1

Union St

19.1

 

R

0.4

(unsigned) Clover St

19.1

 

 

Variation MHB

 

  Mid-Hudson Bridge -- to cross the river on the sidewalk of the Mid-Hudson Bridge (shortens route by 1.5 miles):  Turn Left onto sidewalk and go south a very short ways, turn Right on sidewalk and go West toward Hudson River. Soon dismount to cross Entrance / Exit ramps and get on North sidewalk of Mid-Hudson Bridge (not the roadway), and go about 0.6 mile on sidewalk west across River. After crossing the Hudson River, continue onto a road which is not the main traffic approach road for the bridge, and starts by passing through Iorio Park -- going somewhat north, later becomes Haviland Rd and rejoins the main route.

19.3

EE

Straight

  straight across Main St, continue north on Clover St

19.3

 

Variation

  to go the Poughkeepsie train station (Metro North + Amtrak service) -- or to visit the waterfront on the Hudson River, turn Left on Main St.

19.4

 

bear L

0.1

at intersection of Clover St with Mill St

19.5

 

R

0.6

Verrazano St

19.8

      Straight across Washington St -- becomes Brookside

20.1

T

L

0.1

Garden St

20.2

T

L

0.1

Parker Av / rt 9G [HH]

20.3

 

R onto sidewalk

0.1

sidewalk goes diagonally away from Parker Av, roughly west and slightly uphill to the east end of the Walkway over the Hudson [www.walkway.org]

20.4

 

Straight on wide path

1.0

west across the Hudson River on the Walkway over the Hudson

21.4

 

bear L

0.0

at west end of Walkway, turn a bit south

21.4

T

R

0.5

(unsigned) Haviland Rd (going west)

21.9

EE

L

1.0

Rt 9W South [HH - shoulder reasonable width, mostly in good condition, as of August 2003.  But must cross one exit and one entrance ramp]

22.9

EE

BR

0.2

Chapel Hill Rd / Ulster County Rt 11 (can also BR before reaching the traffic light)

23.1

 

L

0.4

Perkinsville Rd

23.5

 

BR

0.8

Gabriety Rd (Perkinsville Rd bears L)

24.3

T

L

0.5

Mahoney Rd

24.8

 

L

0.7

Mahoney Rd

25.5

HH

cross

0.2

cross Rt 9W (continue East on Mahoney Rd)

25.7

T

R

1.0

North Rd

26.2

 

food

 

becomes Main St (South) -- Milton, NY

26.7

 

BL

1.0

unsigned- South Rd

27.7

HH

L

0.3

Rt 9W South [HH - reasonable width, in good condition as of August 2003]

28.0

 

sharp R

0.4

Chestnut Lane (up hill, steep at first)

28.4

T

L

0.6

Old Indian Rd (West)

29.0

 

L

1.4

Ridge Rd (South) (classic views of the orchard + vineyard area and big views across the whole Hudson valley)

30.4

 

L

1.1

Prospect Av

30.4

 

Variation

  for an alternate to the steep-ish hills (and views) along the River: continue straight on Ridge Rd down hill, T-R Western Av, T-L Lattintown Rd / UC Rt 11 south, enter Orange County. R on Carter Av going south (as Lattintown Rd turns east), L Leslie Rd, cross Rt 9W [HH] onto Old Post Rd south into curvy downhill, T-L Balmville Rd, quick L Commonwealth, pass by River Rd to rejoin main route. [last checked April 2006]

30.4

 

Variation

  for an alternate route to Marlboro: continue straight on Ridge Rd down hill, T-R Western Av, T-L Lattintown Rd / UC Rt 11 south, L on Plattekill Rd / UC Rt 14. [last checked April 2006]

31.5

T

L

0.2

Western Ave (East) (pass by Plattekill Rd)

31.7

 

food

  Marlboro, NY

31.7

T

R

0.3

Rt 9W South [HH - shoulder, but somewhat rough and a pothole, as of August 2003]

32.0

 

L

2.1

Old Post Rd

34.1

 

L

4.1

River Rd (East, then South) -- goes down to the Danskammer and Roseton power plants, then climbs back up, and more views of the river.

37.8

 

 

 

(pass by Sloan Rd)

38.2

 

sharp L

0.2

Commonwealth Rd (East)

38.4

 

 

 

(pass by Susan Dr)

38.4

 

R

0.7

Grand Ave (going South)

39.1

 

R - sidewalk

2.0

cross Hudson River East-bound on Newburgh-Beacon Bridge (also known as Hamilton Fish Bridge) -- bicycles use South sidewalk [as of August 2003].  Steel deck surface -- be careful if wet.

41.1

 

Finish

 

East from the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge -- at the intersection of Interstate Rt 84 and Rt 9D -- Food

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digital mapping resources + GPS:

A) Beacon to Poughkeepsie (east) [bhvr5a]  on Bikely | Google Earth KML | GPX

B) Highland to Newburgh (west) [bhvr5b]  on Bikely | Google Earth KML | GPX

var) city of Beacon [bhvr5va]  on Bikely | Google Earth KML | GPX

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