Know the New Hiking How-tos
North County Trailway
There are many access points to the trailway, including some from neighbor's backyards. Use a map of Westchester County to reach parking areas at Baldwin Place, Route 202/35, Underhill Avenue in Yorktown, Route 118, Route 134, Millwood, Chappaqua Road, Law Park in Briarcliff Manor and Eastview.
As you travel the North County Trailway, you will see a cross section of Westchester as it passes back yards, parks, and businesses. Along its route, it wends its ways through a variety of habitats; wetlands, rock cuts, woodlands and edge environment.
Most of the time, the Trailway is away from roads. Between Millwood and Briarcliff Manor, the trailway is just a barrier away from high speed Route 100. The Trailway is primarily a bicycle route, so hikers should be alert for passing cyclists.
A two-page brochure, "North County Trailway," developed by Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department with an overview and maps is available online.
Most of the time, the Trailway is away from roads. Between Millwood and Briarcliff Manor, the trailway is just a barrier away from high speed Route 100.
The Yorktown Trail Town Committee has installed maps of the business area of Yorktown Heights. See www.yorktowntrailtown.org
The Putnam Division of the New York Central Railroad ran for 54 miles from the Bronx to Brewster between 1881 and 1958, when it ceased passenger operations. It carried occasional freight until 1982. Subsequently, most of the railbed from Eastview to Baldwin Place was paved to become a 21-mile bicycle and walking path. South of Eastview, the railbed is the South County Trailway.