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  The Bronx River Pathway is located within the Bronx River Reservation, an 807-acre linear park created as an adjunct to the construction of the Bronx River Parkway that was opened in 1925. The parkway, which has the distinction of being the first parkway in the nation, extends 13.2 miles in Westchester from the New York City line north to the Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla.

The Pathway consists of three paved segments: a one-mile loop near Oak Street in Mount Vernon; a 3.6-mile section from Palmer Road in Bronxville north to Harney Road in Scarsdale and a 5-mile section extending from Green Acres Avenue in Hartsdale to Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla.On Sundays during spring and autumn, a portion of the Bronx River Parkway closes to vehicular traffic for the county’s popular Bike & Skate Sundays program. Bronx River Pathway | Westchester  website and more . . .
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CrotonDamPlazaSpillway Croton Gorge Park, a 97-acre property, is located at Route 129, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10520 in Westchester County. The Park is located at the base of the New Croton Dam, and affords impressive views of the dam and spillway.

The Croton River begins here. The bridge that spans the Croton River offers beautiful views of the spectacular spillway.

Croton Gorge Park & Historic Croton Dam | Westchester  photos, website and more . . .
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largest park in Westchester County, hiking trails, fishing spots, birding, biking trails, playgounds are available for younger children, Trailside Nature Museum, Things to Do, Art Exhibits, Camping, Equestrian Trails & Horseback Riding, Fishing | Westchester Ward Pound Ridge Reservation - Cross River

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  Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, a 4,315-acre park, is the largest park in Westchester County. The park is divided in area between the towns of Pound Ridge and Lewisboro. The northern one-third of the park is in Lewisboro and the remaining two-thirds of the park are in Pound Ridge.

Click to enlarge picture of "Visitor Center at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation".

Ward Pound Ridge Visitor Center As you drive into the park and up to the main entrance booth, you'll see the visitor center on your right and the Art Center a short distance ahead, on your left. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation - Cross River | Westchester  photos, website and more . . .
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  Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park is located at 15 Walnut Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522 in Westchester County.

A Bit of History about Old Croton Aqueduct
"During the 1830s New York City was in dire need of a fresh water supply to combat the steady rise of disease and to fight numerous fires that often engulfed large tracts of businesses and homes. After numerous proposals and an abandoned plan two years into its production, construction of an unprecedented magnitude began in 1837 under the expertise of John Bloomfield Jervis. The proposed plan called for a 41 mile aqueduct and dam to be built in order to run water from the Croton River to New York City. Three to four thousand workers, mostly Irish immigrants earning up to $1.00 per day, completed the masonry marvel in just five years. In 1842 water flowed into above ground reservoirs located at the present sites of the New York Public Library and the Great Lawn of Central Park. Throngs of people attended the formal celebration held on October 14th and celebrated with "Croton cocktails" - a mix of Croton water and lemonade." Old Croton Aqueduct  "State Historic Park" | Westchester  website and more . . .
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  The mountain bike trail system, at Graham Hills Park in Mount Pleasant, offers cyclists a day of fresh air and exercise in a wooded and natural environment. The trails total about five miles in distance and are geared toward experienced riders. The route winds through the many diverse habitats of this beautiful 431-acre park. Graham Hills Mountain Bike Trail | Westchester  website and more . . .

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  Graham Hills Park is located in Mount Pleasant, Westchester County. Graham Hills, a one-time hamlet and station on the Putnam Railroad, takes its name from Dr. Isaac Gilbert Graham, a Revolutionary War army surgeon, who settled there circa 1785. Graham Hills Park | Westchester  website and more . . .
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  "Kitchawan Preserve is a 208-acre natural preserve bordered by the New York City reservoir property and the North County Trailway, which runs along the eastern edge. The park features native woodland and open fields, where butterflies and migrating birds can be seen in abundance in late spring. Kitchawan Preserve | Westchester  website and more . . .
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  The Blue Mountain Bike Trail is located at the Blue Mountain Reservation in Peekskill. Cyclists can enjoy a day of fresh air and exercise in a safe and controlled environment. The trails total seven miles in distance and are geared toward three levels of skill. You can choose the level that best suits you. The trails wind through many diverse habitats of this beautiful 1538-acre park. Along the route you can view rock outcroppings, or rest and enjoy a picnic lunch near a secluded freshwater pond. Blue Mountain Bike Trail | Westchester  website and more . . .

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  Blue Mountain Reservation is located at Welcher Avenue in Peekskill, New York. Blue Mountain is a 1500-acre park in the northwest section of Westchester County. It is primarily a passive park and features miles of trails for mountain biking, hiking, walking, nature study and more.

Blue Mountain offers challenging hikes to the top of two large peaks: Mt. Spitzenberg and Blue Mountain. The park contains a bathhouse and Trail Lodge, as well as two historically significant comfort stations. These comfort stations were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and are reminiscent of early 20th century National Park structures. Blue Mountain Reservation | Westchester  website and more . . .

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  Depew Park is located at 1 Robin Drive, Peekskill, NY 10566 in northern Westchester County.

From City of Peekskill: "Depew Park is home to the City Recreation Office. You can enjoy a swim in Veterans Memorial Pool or walk on the many wooded trails. Enjoy the picnic pavillion overlooking Lake Mitchell or play a game of horseshoes at the horseshoe court. There is also a basketball court, tennis courts, a bocce ball court and a playground." Depew Park | Westchester  website and more . . .
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914-864-7322 
  Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, a 4,315-acre park, is the largest park in Westchester County. The park is divided in area between the towns of Pound Ridge and Lewisboro. The northern one-third of the park is in Lewisboro and the remaining two-thirds of the park are in Pound Ridge.

Click to enlarge picture of "Visitor Center at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation".

Ward Pound Ridge Visitor Center As you drive into the park and up to the main entrance booth, you'll see the visitor center on your right and the Art Center a short distance ahead, on your left. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation - Pound Ridge | Westchester  photos, website and more . . .
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  Parkway Oval Park, a 14-acre park, is located at Consulate Drive, Tuckahoe, NY 10707 in Westchester County. Parkway Oval offers a baseball and softball field, soccer fields, all-purpose playfield, full basketball court, playground area with swings, climber and benches. This park is adjacent to a jogging and bicycle path along the scenic Bronx River. The park is maintained by Eastchester. Parkway Oval | Westchester  website and more . . .
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  The Bronx River Greenway is 18.1 miles with trail end points at Sound View Park in the Bronx, and Kensico Dam Plaza County Park in Valhalla.

From TrailLink: "The Bronx River Greenway will one day stretch 23 miles along the river through New York's Westchester and Bronx counties. Currently, 18 miles of the trail are complete in disconnected segments largely paralleling the Bronx River Parkway. The pathway is part of the Bronx River Reservation, an 807-acre linear park that was established when the Bronx River Parkway was being built. The road opened in 1925. Bronx River Greenway | Westchester  website and more . . .

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  The Bronx River Parkway Reservation, one of Westchester’s oldest parks, is an 807-acre paved linear park that was created as an adjunct to the Bronx River Parkway that opened in 1925.

The Reservation touts a number of firsts including:
  • First linear park in Westchester, as well as one of the first in the country, and, the Bronx River Parkway was the first parkway in the nation.

  • First official Westchester County Park, whose establishment led to the creation of today’s County Park System of more than 50 parks spanning nearly 18,000-acres.
Bronx River Parkway Reservation | Westchester  website and more . . .

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  Kensico Dam Plaza, a 98-acre property, is located at Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla, NY 10595 in Westchester County.

"The dam was built under the old dam that formed Lake Kensico, using stone taken from the adjacent Cranberry Lake Park. More electric power was applied for its creation than any other construction work for the Catskill water supply. The crushing plant at the quarry was the largest ever placed on contract work, and a railroad was built solely for the purpose of carrying debris from the construction site to landfills. At the quarry village, a school operated for the children, sewing classes for the women, and English language classes for the predominately Italian male workers. Kensico Dam Plaza | Westchester  website and more . . .
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Mid-Hudson Bicycle Club

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  Mid-Hudson Bicycle Club (MHBC) is a recreational club founded in 1966. Its goal is to enhance member's enjoyment of cycling by offering organized rides and activities and various informational programs. The club promotes and encourages cycling by providing safe, pleasant opportunities to bicycle. Membership is open to anyone interested in cycling, from a beginning cyclist up to an expert. Mid-Hudson Bicycle Club | Westchester  website and more . . .

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  The North County Trailway spans 22.1 miles in Westchester County, from Eastview in the Town of Mt. Pleasant to Baldwin Place in Somers. It now continues for two more miles into Mahopac in Putnam County as the Putnam Trailway. The North County Trailway is a paved bicycle and pedestrian path located primarily on right-of-way lands of the former Putnam Division of the New York Central Railroad. North County Trailway | Westchester  website and more . . .

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  The South County Trailway is a paved bicycle and pedestrian path located primarily on right-of-way lands of the former Putnam Division of the New York Central Railroad. The length of the trail is approximately 14.7 miles including a new section North from HF Redmond Jr. Memorial Park completed in October 2011. South County Trailway | Westchester  website and more . . .
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  The Sprain Ridge Mountain Bike Trail in Yonkers offers cyclists a day of fresh air and exercise in a wooded and natural environment. Sprain Ridge Park is a large land preserve with a variety of landscapes, ranging from heavily wooded areas to large and impressive rock outcroppings. The park was previously owned by the Boyce Thompson Institute, a botanical research center, and a result, contains many unusual and exotic woodland plants. Sprain Ridge Mountain Bike Trail | Westchester  website and more . . .

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  Sprain Ridge Park and Pool in Yonkers offers cyclists a day of fresh air and exercise in a wooded and natural environment. Sprain Ridge Park is a large land preserve with a variety of landscapes, ranging from heavily wooded areas to large and impressive rock outcroppings. The park was previously owned by the Boyce Thompson Institute, a botanical research center, and a result, contains many unusual and exotic woodland plants. Sprain Ridge Park & Pool | Westchester  website and more . . .

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  Tibbetts Brook Park and Pool, a 161-acre park, is located at Midland Avenue, Yonkers NY 10710, Westchester County. This beautiful park offers an exciting new aquatic complex. There’s a spray playground for kids of all ages, in-pool basketball and volleyball, lap lanes for getting in a daily swim workout, and of course, the signature “lazy river” that inspired the re-naming of this fabulous destination as “The Brook.” Tibbetts Brook Park & Pool | Westchester  website and more . . .
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  The Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park is located at 2957 Crompond Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 in Westchester County.

About Franklin D. Roosevelt Park: "A scenic haven approximately 40 miles from New York City, Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park offers day trippers a day of fun and relaxation. The park's spacious picnic areas, which can accommodate individual families as well as large groups, may be reserved in advance. The park's mammoth pool can hold 3,500 bathers at one time. In addition the park offers a host of other activities for people of all ages to enjoy. FDR, Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park | Westchester  website and more . . .

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Find an up-to-date list of biking trails in Westchester County, New York. Review this list to find the best places to go biking in Westchester. Places to bike can be found by locations since biking trails are listed by town, village, or hamlet, within the county of Westchester. Learn about the many biking trails and places to bike in the streets, trails, and parks of Westchester County. Experience biking at its best at www.HudsonValleyAttractions.com where you can find biking paths and trails to satisfy all skill levels of bikers.

Family Biking Trip
Plan a family biking trip. Kids love to spend time out and about with their family; especially if you pack a delicious picnic lunch to enjoy during your family day out. Be sure to pack plenty of water, healthy snacks, biking gear, and maps.

Visit Biking Trails | Bike Paths and select a bike trail that matches your level of experience. Experienced bikers will find many challenging bike rides. Beginners and moderate bikers will also find many trails suitable for their level of expertise. Enjoy a day out biking in the Hudson Valley. A day outdoors, surrounded by nature, can be satisfying while providing great exercise. Also, enjoy the fun of going somewhere by bike.

Biking provides a fun method of transportation that affords many health benefits. You can bike off main roads and find great biking paths in country settings filled with beautiful landscapes and nature. Also enjoy the thrill of going somewhere without car fumes and noise.

Biking is an invigorating and liberating experience that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Children and teens can enjoy biking with their parents and even grandparents; giving everyone an opportunity to have a fun day out and learn more about each other. In warm weather, pack a picnic, find a beautiful setting, and enjoy a meal surrounded by nature.

Health Benefits of Biking
Riding a bike is good for your health and is lots of fun. Biking offers many opportunities to get in shape and get healthy. Biking can help protect you from depression, diabetes, heart attacks, obesity, strokes, and it is believed that biking can also protect you from some cancers. Riding a bike is a healthy, low-impact form of exercise and is safe for people of all ages that are in generally good health. Regular biking stimulates and improves your heart, lungs and circulation while reducing your risk of cardiovascular diseases.
  • Biking is a low impact exercise. Biking causes less strain and inuries than many other forms of exercise.

  • Biking offers muscle workout. Biking uses all major muscle groups as you pedal, especially up-hill.

  • Biking improves strength, stamina, and aerobic fitness.

  • Biking is an excellent means of transportation for short or even longer distances.

  • Biking is flexible and can be used to build up endurance.

  • Biking is good for beginners since you can vary the intensity of a bike ride by initially riding on flat trails rather than hills, and by biking at low speeds.

Biking trails are often surrounded by fresh air, trees, the sounds of birds, small animals, and the wonderful breadth of nature. Hudson Valley biking offers a wide range of places to go biking for all levels of bikers. The beginning biker, intermediate, and experienced biker can find places to go biking in Westchester and the broader Hudson Valley.

Plan a day, weekend, or vacation in the Hudson Valley where you can experience the best biking has to offer. Take a short bike trip or plan a more challenging biking trip along scenic landscapes; and immerse yourself in the great outdoors.

    Biking with Kids
    Biking is ranked among the best activities for kids and most kids really enjoy biking. When planning a biking trip, let the child's ability guide you. Some kids are more comfortable on a bike than others, so when selecting a bike trail, include your children in the decision of "where to go biking".

    Benefits of biking with kids are many. Biking allows you to share an experience or adventure with your child where you can discover nature as you bike through Westchester. Biking benefits include breathing fresh air, nature study where you learn about birds, small animals, wild flowers, trees, and more about the natural world around us.

    You can work together with your child to map out and determine the biking route that best suits you and your child's ability. Show them maps of biking trails and teach them how to read these biking maps. In addition to the many benefits listed above, biking is good for your mental and physical health, and biking is mostly a free activity. Biking is within reach of most people that are reasonably healthy, regardless of financial circumstances.

    Involve your child in the planning stages of preparing a family biking trip. Select a trail together, and then create a simple map that your child can read while on the trail. Teach your child how to read trail markers and watch as your child's face lights up with excitement upon finding the next trail marker.

    If your kids are not initially interested in biking, you may want to reward your child at the end of a bike trip for helping to find the markers and the way forward or back to home base. This added incentive may encourage your child to enjoy the biking experience.

    During the preparation phase of biking trip, give children a list of biking essentials and let them pack their own backpack. The backpack should include gear similar to your own such as a whistle, rainwear, compass, and first-aid kit. In addition to involving the children in adventures of biking they will feel grownup and responsible as you work together to make this biking adventure a success.

    When collecting supplies for your bike trip, always include plenty of water, healthy snacks that your child enjoys, and a map that your child can read. Involve them in decisions of where to bike as you would involve another adult. Here are some suggestions toward building a successful biking experience with kids:

  • Invite your child's friend so they can share the adventure together; as we all know, "Grownups can get boring."

  • Pack protein snacks that are good for the kids and that they enjoy eating.

  • In cool weather, pack warm dry clothes and backup clothing.

  • Plan a biking trip with a special activity or attraction at the end of the trail such as:

  • The most important thing to remember is that biking should be fun. Don't stress if you cannot complete your biking trip, or if it starts to rain, or if it's too hot. Just enjoy the time you have together. These memories will last a lifetime for both you, your children, and your whole family.
Westchester Biking Trails
Enjoy the best biking trails in Westchester County, offering some of the most beautiful places to bike. Although Westchester borders New York City, it offers many excellent opportunities for biking that are secluded from noise and pollution. Westchester abounds with stunning mountain, lake, and Hudson River landscapes. Immerse yourself in the natural world and plan a day biking the trails of Westchester County.

Biking in Bedford and Pound Ridge: Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
Biking trails in Bronxville: Bronx River Pathway
Biking trails in Cortlandt Manor: Croton Gorge Park & Historic Croton Dam
Biking trails in Dobbs Ferry: Old Croton Aqueduct State Park
Biking trails in Mount Pleasant: Graham Hills Mountain Bike Trail
Biking trails in Mount Pleasant: Graham Hills Park
Biking trails in Ossining: Kitchawan Preserve
Biking trails in Peekskill: Blue Mountain Bike Trail
Biking trails in Peekskill: Blue Mountain Reservation
Biking trails in Peekskill: Depew Park
Biking trails in Valhalla: Bronx River Greenway
Biking trails in Valhalla: Bronx River Parkway Reservation
Biking trails in Valhalla: Kensico Dam Plaza
Biking trails in Northern Westchester: North County Trailway
Biking trails in Southern Westchester: South County Trailway
Biking trails in Yonkers: Sprain Ridge Mountain Bike Trail
Biking trails in Yonkers: Tibbetts Brook Park and Pool
Biking trails in Yorktown Heights: Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park


Although biking trails vary in difficulty, a common thread is that biking is good for your physical and mental health as well as your spirit. Many biking trails are located in large parks; allowing you to breathe fresh air, listen to the sounds of nature such as the sounds of birds and small animals running about; and biking trails usually run through scenic landscapes offering great photo opportunities. Before starting your first bike trip review essentials for biking.
    Essentials for Biking Safety on City Streets and in the Country include:

  • Obey traffic signs and signals - Bicycles must follow the rules of the road like other vehicles.

  • Always wear your helmet - Bicyclist's 14 years old and younger are required to wear a helmet when operating a bicycle. The helmet must conform to the standard established by the American National Standard Institute (ANSI), the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) or Snell Memorial Foundation (Snell) at all times.

  • Never ride against traffic - Motorist’s aren't looking for bicyclists riding on the wrong side of the road. State law and common sense require that bicyclists drive like other operating vehicles.

  • Don’t pass on the right - Motorist's may not look for or see a bicycle passing on the right.

  • Keep both hands ready to brake - You may not stop in time if you brake one-handed. Allow extra distance for stopping in the rain, since brakes are less efficient when wet.

  • Scan the road behind you - Learn to look back over your shoulder without losing your balance or swerving. Some riders use rear-view mirrors.

  • Never operate a bicycle wearing headphones, talking on a cell phone or text messaging - Wearing headphones, talking on a cell phone or text messaging when operating a bicycle can be a deadly distraction. Be alert to your surroundings; stop your bicycle when sending or receiving a cell phone call or text message.

  • Follow lane markings - Don't turn left from the right lane. Don't go straight in a lane marked “right-turn only.”

  • Do not consume alcohol - Consuming alcohol and operating a bicycle do not mix. Alcohol can dramatically diminish a bicyclist’s cognitive and physical abilities and can result in a crash.

  • Dress appropriately - In rain, wear a poncho or a waterproof suit. Dress in layers so you can adjust to temperature changes. Wear brightly colored clothing.

  • Use hand signals - Hand signals tell motorists and pedestrians what you intend to do. Signal as a matter of law, of courtesy and of self-protection.

  • Ride in the middle of the lane in slower traffic - Get in the middle of the lane at busy intersections and whenever you are moving at the same speed as traffic.

  • Choose the best way to turn left - There are two choices: (1) Like an automobile: Signal to move into the left turn lane and then turn left. (2) Like a pedestrian: Ride straight to the far side crosswalk. Walk your bike across.

  • Make eye contact with drivers - Assume that other drivers don't see you until you are sure that they do. Eye contact is important with any driver who might pose a threat to your safety.

  • Look out for road hazards - Watch out for parallel-slat sewer grates, gravel, ice, sand or debris. Cross railroad tracks at right angles.

  • Use lights at night - New York law requires a white headlight (visible from at least 500 feet ahead) and a red rear reflector or taillight (visible up to 300 feet from behind).

  • Keep your bike in good repair - Adjust your bike to fit you and keep it working properly. Check brakes and tires regularly. Routine maintenance is simple and you can learn to do it yourself.

  • Source: Tips for Safe Biking.




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