We have been to Saugerties before, and I thought it would be a fun idea to check out the Saugerties Lighthouse.
It was easy to find the lighthouse, and we had no problem finding it using Google Maps.
There is a small parking lot at the trailhead, and when we came back out, there were cars parked along the road as well.
The trailhead has a lot of information, including tide information, as the trail may be covered by water at high tide.
It was interesting to read some information along the way as well.
The trail is short (.5 mile each way), and alternates between dirt, sand, and boardwalks.
There are several openings in the grasses and vegetation where you can get a clear view of the Hudson. The kids even dipped their feet in the water, taking our time as we made our way up to the lighthouse.
At one point we saw this enormous ship, which was impressive to watch go by.
The lighthouse is connected to the land with a dock. There are tours available on Sundays during part of the year, and you can even stay as a guest in their Bed & Breakfast. We were there on Saturday, so there was no tour, although there was someone selling Lighthouse merchandise.
There is a very lovely picnic area on the far side of the lighthouse, so you can sit on the dock and enjoy the scenery, from the lighthouse to the views of the Hudson.
I loved everything about it.. the rustic tables, succulent bowls, and the views.
We relaxed for a little bit, just sitting back and taking in the scenery.
There are restrooms by the lighthouse, making this very family friendly and allows you to take your time and enjoy your visit.
The trail to the lighthouse is only about 1/2 mile, so it was an easy round trip. We enjoyed the lighthouse and even the sights along the trail, like these beautiful morning glories.
Visit the Saugerties Lighthouse online at http://www.saugertieslighthouse.com/