The Beacon Riverside trail was renamed and dedicated to, Klara Sauer last year during the year long 2009 Quadracentenial events on June 7,2009.
This 1 mile (.9 miles from the signs at either end - another little bit to Denning Rd.) unpaved trail follows alongside the ocasionaly active MNCRR 41 mi. Beacon-Danbury ranch line and the very active Hudson line (MNCRR Amtrak CSX)This trail is that unique 'beast' known as a rail WITH trail.
There is no fence seperating the trail from the rail at the southern end and, most odly, the track was almost completly covered with a fine gravel, like for the trail.Only the tops of the rails were exposed, and even more unusual, where the BD line connects with the Hudson line, there was a gate. I had seen the gate in a photo of this trail at this site (see photos) the gate has, since that photo,
been wrecked by something very big like a ... train. At the north end alongside the Hudson line, there was fencing around the perimiterof the construction area along the river for the expansion of an existing park partialy obscuring the wonderful view of the river