Freshets & Ice Gorges

Recent storm surges raised the question of when the Lighthouse last saw flood levels anywhere near these heights. In addition to storm surges, floods in the Hudson are often due to freshets. A freshet is the sudden increase in river levels caused by melting snow and ice,

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Post-Sandy Update

River crested overnight with 6 inches of water covering the first floor of the Lighthouse. Mopping up has begun but will take several days. The B&B will be closed this weekend. If you have a reservation, we will contact you regarding cancellation or postponement. Trail is still

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Blowout Tide

On Sunday, we experienced a rare “blowout tide,” an exceptionally low tide. “Blowout tide” is a colloquial term for what oceanographers call a “wind setdown” when water is blown away from shore. Along the Hudson River, these occur when sustained, strong north-northwest winds drive the ocean tide

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Winter Conditions

Now that freezing temperatures are likely, ice or snow is possible on the trail. Proceed with caution. Ice-traction devices for your shoes are recommended. You may experience strong winds. Dress appropriately for weather conditions. Portions of the trail are impassible during high tide, so plan your trip

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