Beekman NY

Beekman is located in the southeastern end of Dutchess County, about 60 minutes north of New York City. The town has a total area of 30.3 square miles, of which 30.0 square miles is land and 0.3 square miles is water.

Although Beekman has no major highways, it does have 2 major thoroughfares. Route 55 crosses from the Pawling town line to the Union Vale town line and is a direct route into the City of Poughkeepsie. Route 216 goes from Route 55 into the town of East Fishkill where it meets up with Route 52.  

It is approximately 37 miles from White Plains airport, and about an hour drive to the major airports of New York City.

Photo: Sylvan Lake, author Brandi.

The town of Beekman has several 'hamlets' (census-designated places):

Beekman -- near the town center on Route 216 with the intersection of Routes 216 and 55 its east boundary. It was formerly known as "Beekmanville."

Clove Valley – in the northeast part of the town on Route 216.

Green Haven – south of Beekman village.

Poughquag – east of Beekman village, running along Route 55 with that road's intersection with Route 216 its boundary with Beekman and Clove Valley. It is the main business district of the town and home of Beekman town hall.

Sylvan Lake – A hamlet by the west town line. It is named after Sylvan Lake, which was formed during the ice age. The early Indians originally named it "poughquag" which means "round body of water". 

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