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A beautiful lighthouse in a gorgeous setting. Got there by a solar powered boat. It was a 10/15 minute, leisurely ride. The guide took us into the lighthouse and talked to us about the history of it. We got a fabulous view from the top. To get there I took the Trailways bus from…
Having been to a lot of lighthouses on the coast & the Great Lakes, it was a unique experience to be in a lighthouse that has no land surrounding it, no vegetable garden possible. The river is the front, side, & backyard! The guide, Gene, was excellent & brought the lighthouse…
There are two ways for tourists to look at this lighthouse that I know of... The Rip Van Winkle boat tour offers a chance to cruise past Rondout Light and other sights along the Hudson River on a larger boat. But to actually visit the lighthouse you need to take a smaller boat…
You need a boat to get to the Rondout Lighthouse, and the entrance to the Kingston area from the Hudson River. But there are signs and replicas on display in the town so you can learn about the role that this fixture played in the growth and development of the area.
The "Rip" departs the Rondout Creek for a nice 2 hour boatride along the Hudson River, seeing 2 lighthouses and all the Mansions. Decent bar on boards, great sunning [if you like that], and enclosed areas as well. Interesting narration too. All fro about $25. Also, the…