Explore WWII plane wreckage site
Hike up Fishkill Ridge on June 20 to the site where a U.S. Navy Beechcraft twin-engine transport plane crashed and claimed the lives of six Navy veterans on Mount Beacon on Nov. 11, 1945. Some remains of the plane wreckage are still present at the crash site. Plans are underway to preserve the wreckage site along with a memorial ceremony in the fall.
Hikers should meet in the parking lot at the intersection of Sunnyside and Fairview Roads in Fishkill. Look for the “Scenic Hudson Fishkill Ridge” sign. Bring water and bug spray. The rain-or-shine hike will start promptly at 10 a.m. and conclude at 2 p.m. The free event is part of the I Love NY Path Through History weekend. Pre-registration requested at 914-819-8792 or [email protected].
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