Recently visited Beacon, NY with some amazing friends. The day included a trip to Dia: Beacon (which is a fantastic modern art museum. If you’ve never been, go), and a trek up Mount Beacon. At 1500 feet, it’s one of the tallest peaks in the area, and far higher than the few flights of stairs we city dwellers typically climb. We huffed and puffed our way to the top. It was worth it.