Roads change: Be prepared for the possibility that what you find on the ground could be different from the cue sheets or maps on this website -- info and links on the Reports page can help.
Main route last checked in Dec-2004
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by train: The route goes within a couple of miles of both the Beacon and Poughkeepsie stations, which are both on the Metro North Hudson line -- see Train stations with bicycle routes. For directions from the Beacon station see the route Bear Mountain to Newburgh-Beacon Bridge.
For the Poughkeepsie train station, see the Detail Map of Poughkeepsie and the route directions for Connecting between Poughkeepsie trains and New Paltz -- West-bound.
by car: To get to the east end of the Newburgh-Beacon bridge -- from the New York State Thruway, take exit 17, then follow signs for Interstate-84 East, and cross the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge and take the first exit onto Route 9D. Or from the Taconic State Parkway, exit Interstate-84 West and go toward the bridge, then take the last exit before the bridge, onto Route 9D. We're not sure where it is best to park, but we can say that there are more parking possibilities to the south toward Beacon.