Beacon, NY or beacon of hope? It certainly is a beacon of hope if you are thinking about leaving the big city (NYC for example) and allowing yourself to start enjoying the real life away from the hustle and bustle and all the stress and crowds that come with the big city living. Beacon, NY has it all – a quick commute (by New York City standards) to Grand Central Station via Metro North, and the authentic Hudson Valley Lifestyle with all the organic and toxins-free benefits that come with it. Things to do in Beacon, NY include strolling down the Main Street and enjoying a myriad of local shops, restaurants and wine bars… Be sure to check out the Hudson Valley Food Hall and grab a donut from Glazed Over Donuts nearby. And if the City of Beacon still looks a bit too city-ish for your taste, then you can explore the local “burbs” where you’ll find a plenty of country living vibe with hiking trails, mountainside terrain and beautiful parks right on the Hudson River. Take a look at these pics of Maxwell Alexander all the way atop of the Mt Beacon – the views are spectacular!