Never got a chance to post this last month. Beacon Mountain. While the Hudson Highlands are no Adirondacks, they are beautiful in their own right. For somewhere from which you can see NYC on a clear day, they can seem so far away. A four hour hike took us up the main trail on Beacon Mountain, past the ruins of the cog railway and hotel, out to the Beacon Reservoir, up to the Fire Tower, and back down.