Beacon seeks grant for tourism map


Long Dock Park on the Beacon waterfront

BEACON – City officials want guests coming to Beacon to know exactly what they can expect from visits with a colorful map guiding the way.
The city will apply for a $20,000 Heritage Development Grant to cover the cost of the plan, which Mayor Randy Casale said is similar to one created in the Poughkeepsie area.
“What I am looking to do is get this bird’s eye view map made of the city which would show all of the historic sites, all of the business places to go and view and it costs about $20,000 to do,” Casale said.  “It’s like one they have in Poughkeepsie on the Walkway that shows the City of Poughkeepsie and then there is one on the Highland side.  I think if we get that we can put it down by the train station so when visitors come, they can look at this bird’s eye view map of the city and know exactly where they can go and what they can do.”
Beacon is known for, among other things, the Dia Arts Center, its antique shops, restaurants and historic venues.

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