Monthly Archives: August 2014

South Beacon Mountain and Scofield Ridge, Dutchess County, New York

Suri and Greg joined Batya and me as we drove up to Beacon. It had been four years since I last enjoyed this same hike, but it was new to the three of them. The parking lot at Mount Beacon Park was full, but we parked on the street just outside the parking lot, next to a non-native Callery pear (Pyrus calleryana):

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Shore Parkway Greenway (eastern section), Brooklyn, Kings County, New York

Having previously hiked the western section of the Shore Parkway Greenway, we decided to hike half of the eastern section, from Brigham Street to the Canarsie Pier. (We had intended to take this route on our last walk, but had mistakenly turned right on Flatbush Avenue, leading us to walk across the Marine Parkway Bridge to the Rockaway Peninsula.)

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