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The Saugerties Lighthouse
is the only Hudson River lighthouse accessible to
the public via a land connection. When the lighthouse
was built, a spit of land was created forming a corridor
from the bank out to the lighthouse. This construction
was made possible by the dredging of the Esopus Creek
making it deep enough for commercial traffic.
It was that traffic that
created the need for the lighthouse. In its day, Saugerties
was a bustling manufacturing center with trade going
up and down the river. Today, Saugerties is best know
as a great center for antiques and antiquing in the
Hudson Valley. Numerous shops and collectives line
the main streets, attracting buyers from all over
Consider a stroll out
to the lighthouse through a wooded bird sanctuary.
The views are terrific and it's only a short walk
out. You might also consider spending the night! The
lighthouse is run as a Bed & Breakfast!