Tuesday, November 15, 2022

A Holiday Tradition Returns

Once again, the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse has been festooned with lights for the winter season, as has been a tradition for more than a quarter of a century.

A crew of fifteen volunteers, led by Mike Coon and Bill Palmer, worked for more than seventy hours to string approximately 1,600 feet of lights with 5,000 bulbs--all powered by solar. The lights are on every day from 3:45 p.m. to midnight.

The best views of the illumined lighthouse are from Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, the lower end of Mt. Merino Road as you round the curve toward the bottom of the hill, and Athens Village Riverfront Park. 

As in the past, the lights are sponsored by the Bank of Greene County.


  1. A lot of work and very pretty. Thank you volunteers.

  2. The lighthouse is an important Hudson landmark. It's good to know that the Bank of Greene County sees the value in helping to bring it to visitors' attention.
    Thanks for volunteers for hard work, to the Lighthouse organization for using solar and to you, Carole, for pointing this out.

  3. The lighthouse lights are exceptionally beautiful and very much appreciated! Thank you volunteers for your hard work and long hours. It surely brings a lot of joy.