How Do You Tour the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse?

  |  December 22, 2014
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Unlike the Saugerties lighthouse, which you can just walk right up to, the Hudson Athens lighthouse can only be accessed via watercraft. That means boat, kayak, canoe, Jet Ski, surfboard, or submarine. Or, you could just book a ride and tour on Hudson Cruises. They’re off for the winter now, but come July, they’ll be ferrying people to and from the circa-1874 lighthouse, which still helps watercraft navigate the treacherous Middle Ground Flats to this very day. Tickets are $25 per person and include the 10 minute ride to the lighthouse and tour of the lighthouse by Emily Brunner, who was the light-keeper in the 1930s and 40s. Linger around the lighthouse as long as you want and catch the next ride back. Boat tours depart from Athens or Hudson. Don’t forget to bring your picnic basket. The new summer schedule isn’t up yet on the website, but keep checking back. The warm days will be here before you know it and with it, thoughts of spending time on the water, enjoying the fresh air and the views. More info on the lighthouse and the tour here, and you can see pictures of the interior here.


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