events

Yorktown Trail Town often partners with other clubs and trail groups to organize local events. To find an upcoming event check below or go to our Facebook page. You can also subscribe to our mailing list.

Future Events

Saturday, July 9, 2022, 11 AM at Woodlands Legacy Fields Park

Unveiling of new trailhead signage being installed in a number of Yorktown Parks. Following the brief ceremony, there’ll be a short guided hike (about 20-30 minutes round trip) to the bridge over the Taconic Parkway, recently named the Atomic Veterans Memorial Bridge.

Saturday, September 10, 2022, 10:00 AM
Hudson Valley Ramble Hike at Hunter Brook Preserve

Come hike this hidden gem in Yorktown! The Hunter Brook Preserve provides far more to view on a hike than the usual tall trees and gorgeous greens offered by the local forests. The 45 acres encompasses many picturesque sites including the rolling stream that starts as straight away on the north side and tends toward serpentine in the south quarter. The preserve also features a quaint walking bridge to traverse over the stream, providing the perfect spot to take in the sounds of the water flowing by. While this preserve protects the stream and the quality of water carried to the Croton Reservoir, the aspiration behind the preserve’s creation has left the town with a region of invaluable beauty. This guided tour will take hikers to the numerous sites in the Hunter Book Preserve and will explain some background on the wildlife, the stream, and the process to get such a project completed. Assemble in the parking lot at Fox Tail Lane.

For more information see https://www.hudsonrivervalleyramble.com/ramble/events/ev-detail/hunter-brook-preserve

Sunday, October 16, 2022 1:00 PM
Hike to the Giant Boulder in Granite Knolls Park

More information soon.

Previous Events

Sunday, May 15: 1:30-3:30 
Mohegan Granite Quarry
Combine a moderate 2.5 mile hike with insights into how granite was once quarried. Explore the just opened interpretive history exhibit of the abandoned Mohegan Granite Quarry, in operation from 1890 to 1941. Tucked away in Yorktown’s 343 acre Sylvan Glen Park Preserve, the quarry was once a major supplier of granite for buildings, including the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine New York City.   The guided tour will explain the multiple steps in the quarrying process. Assemble in the parking lot at end of Morris Lane. 

Saturday, September 25, 2012 1pm
Explore the Mohansic Trailway

Only 0.4 miles in length, the Mohansic Trailway is the link that connects the North County Trail, a part of the Empire State Trail, to 6.4 miles of trails in FDR State Park, and from there an additional 20 miles of trails in Yorktown parks.  Meet at 1pm at the parking lot at Burger King at Route 118 and Downing Drive. The trail follows the route of an old rail spur, abandoned in 1917, that once connected Yorktown Heights to a mental institution in what is now FDR State Park. An easy hike. No dogs, please. Co-sponsored by the Yorktown Trail Town Committee and the NY-NJ Trail Conference. For more information, check www.yorktowntrailtown.org.

Sunday, September 12, 2021 12:pm
Mohegan Granite Quarry

Combine a moderate 2.5 mile hike with insights into how granite was once quarried. Explore the just opened interpretive history exhibit of the abandoned Mohegan Granite Quarry, in operation from 1890 to 1941. Tucked away in Yorktown’s 343 acre Sylvan Glen Park Preserve, the quarry was once a major supplier of granite for buildings, including the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine New York City.   The guided tour will explain the multiple steps in the quarrying process. Assemble in the parking lot at end of Morris Lane. 

Ramble hike participants in Sylvan Glen

Saturday, June 12, 2021, 11:00 AM
Mohegan Granite Quarry Interpretive Sign Project Ceremonial Unveiling
Meet at the Stony Street entrance to Sylvan Glen Park Preserve. The opening will be followed by a socially distanced guided tour of the new signs (moderate 2.5 miles). We have complied historical information about the Mohegan Quarry if you want to read up before the event.

Due to Covid-19, no events were scheduled in 2020. 

9/22/19
The Mohansic Trailway
Explore the new trail link that connects the North County Trail in Yorktown Heights to FDR State Park. 

9/15/19 
Mountain Biking the Yorktown Trails
A lively mountain bike ride on the Yorktown Trails. Co-sponsored by the Yorktown Trail Town Committee, Westchester Cycle Club and Westchester Mountain Bike Association.

9/15/18
Mountain Biking the Yorktown Trails

Enjoy a lively mountain bike ride on the Yorktown Trails. Co-sponsored by the Yorktown Trail Town Committee, Westchester Cycle Club and Westchester Mountain Bike Association

9/15/18
Interpretive Hike through Sylvan Glen Park Preserve
A family friendly moderate level 2.5 mile hike exploring the former quarries at Sylvan Glen Park Preserve. Co-sponsored by the Yorktown Trail Town Committee, the NY-NJ Trail Conference and Town of Yorktown.

5/12/18
Mountain Biking the Yorktown Trails
A lively mountain bike ride on the Yorktown Trails. Co-sponsored by the Yorktown Trail Town Committee, Westchester Cycle Club, Westchester Mountain Bike Association.

5/19/18
Hike Sylvan Glen Park Preserve

9/23/17
Mountain Biking the Yorktown Trails
Co-sponsored by the Yorktown Trail Town Committee, Westchester Cycle Club, Westchester Mountain Bike Association.

9/11/16
Bird Walk
Guided bird walk on North County Trail south of the Croton Reservoir with a naturalist from the Bedford Audubon Society.

9/16/16
Biking the North County Trail
Guided bike ride on the North County Trail from Yorktown to Carmel and back. 

9/17/16
Sylvan Glen Park Preserve Guided Hike

6/25/16
Hike Hilltop Hanover Farm
Co-sponsored with Hilltop Hanover Farm staff and volunteers. 

6/25/16
Hike the Teatown-Kitchawan Trail
A 6.5 mile hike along the Teatown-Kitchawan Trail. 

6/16/16
Hike FDR Park
Co-sponsored with Friends of FDR State Park. 

6/4/16
Launch of North County Trailway Signs
Held at Railroad Park, Yorktown Heights. 

5/26/16
Migration Madness Bird Walk
A bird walk along the North County Trailway. Co-sponsored by the Bedford Audubon Society and the Yorktown Trail Town Committee. 

5/21/16
Sylvan Glen Park Preserve Guided Hike

 

5/14/16
Community Cafe Bike Ride
Two bike rides on the North County Trail: One from Yorktown to Carmel and one from Mahopac to Yorktown. Co-sponsored with the Westchester Cycle Club.

5/8/16
Turtle Walk at Sylvan Glen Park Preserve

5/16-9/16
Bicycle Safety Clinics
Clinics held at Railroad Park, first Saturday of each month. Co-sponsored with Westchestesr Cycle Club.   

9/12/15
Two Bike Rides
A 23 mile loop to the Croton Dam and a 49 miles loop to Ridgefield, CT and back. Co-sponsored with the Westchester Cycle Club.

6/6/15
Launch of Yorktown Trail Town Featuring Three Events

  • Bike Ride on the North County Trailway
  • Hike Turkey Mountain
  • Bird Walk on the North County Trailway