Category Archives: Friluftsliv

The meaning of the Norwegian word ‘friluftsliv’ might be summed up as recreation that touches lightly on the Earth. It translates literally as ‘free air life’. It’s camping, hiking, canoeing and such without any focus on the latest gear or competition of skills.

Long-Buried Tunnel Revealed

  MetroNorth has wasted no time inĀ  unearthing an old passage under the Beacon Line railroad tracks. As reported here not long ago, railroad engineers, city officials, and representatives from Scenic Hudson went to reconfirm the tunnel’s existence in December of 2011. Long-time Beacon resident David Miller, 84, led the expedition. Over ten years earlier,…

Sex in Beacon’s Madam Brett Park


The randy folks at Scenic Hudson are at it again. This Sunday, February 13, they will host “a short walk that’s long on fascinating facts about animals and their mating habits. Find out what gets these creatures ‘in the mood’ and learn all about their strange courtship rituals.” They are billing it as perfect for…

Clearwater Anchored in Beacon

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater will continue renovating its Beacon headquarters at the University Settlement Camp. When an article appeared in the Daily Freeman reporting that Clearwater was trying to buy a restaurant on the Kingston waterfront next to the Maritime Museum, there was speculation online that the organization would be moving operations to that city….