Trip Planning

What To Bring

Unless you arrive by personal boat, you will need to carry your belongings along the half-mile trail to the Lighthouse. For the ease of transport, travel light and pack your belongings in a small backpack or overnight bag.

  • clothing appropriate for the season and forecasted weather
  • waterproof footwear appropriate for wet or icy trail conditions
  • slippers or light shoes for indoors
  • toiletries such as toothbrush/toothpaste
  • camera (optional)
  • binoculars (optional)
  • fishing tackle (optional)
  • swim wear (in season)
  • your favorite pastime (books, knitting, etc.)
  • your favorite snacks and beverages

Linens, towels and wash cloths are provided. Soap, shampoo, and conditioner are also provided from dispensers in the shower.

Most cell phones get service at the Lighthouse. Free WiFi available; however, the connection speed is slow and with occasional service interruptions, so please download videos to your devices in advance if you plan on watching movies during your stay.

Please: NO high-wattage devices such as hairdryers. NO flammables such as candles. NO firearms.

Places to Eat

A hearty breakfast is provided as part of your stay. For other meals, you are welcome to dine at a local restaurant, pack a picnic, or get take-out. A mini-fridge with freezer and outdoor propane grill are available at the lighthouse. No kitchen access for guests.

With its eclectic mix of dining establishments, Saugerties is a gourmand’s delight. From fine cuisine to causal fare, you are bound to find something to your liking. Here are a few favorites of the Keepers. Tell them we sent you!

Miss Lucy’s Kitchen – American Farmhouse
90 Partition St, Saugerties Village 845-246-9240

Dutch Ale House – Pub Fare/Microbrews
255 Main St, Saugerties, 845-247-2337

Red Onion – New American Restaurant
1654 Route 212, Saugerties, 845-679-1223

And for dessert…
Alleyway Ice Cream – Handmade, small-batch
135 Partition St, Saugerties, 845-481-1380

Things To Do

Historic, friendly Saugerties is known as the place where the Catskill Mountains meet the Hudson River. The region is rich in natural beauty and cultural history. Recreational opportunities abound. The list below offers a few highlights.

Vintage postcard of the Saugerties Lighthouse

Ulster County Recreation
Ulster County REConnect

Museums and Historical Sites
Hudson River Lighthouses
Hudson River Maritime Museum
Opus 40 and the Quarryman’s Museum
Kierstead House
Olana, the Frederic E. Church House
Cedar Grove, the Thomas Cole House
Clermont State Historic Site

Boat Rentals & Charters
Saugerties Marina (powerboat or kayak rental)
I Paddle NY (kayak rental and guide-service)

Local Hikes
List of Day Hikes

Live Music
Rock Da Casbah

General Information
Discover Saugerties
Ulster County Alive!

Keeper’s Picks
Catskill Animal Sanctuary
Saugerties Farmers Market