north county Trail
DESCRIPTION: A 22 mile paved off-road and partial on-road path suitable for bicycling, walking, running, skating, and other non-motorized uses. Connects at the southern end to the 14 mile South County Trailway that leads to Van Cortland Park in the Bronx, and to the Tarrytown Lakes bike path, which runs 1 mile to the western end of Tarrytown Lakes. At the northern end, the North County Trail eventually leads via the 12 mile Putnam Trailway to Brewster. Owned by the State and maintained by Westchester County. All of these sections are now part of the 750 mile Empire State Trail which has maps.
HOW TO GET THERE: You can access the North County Trail at numerous points along its length. The easiest place is at Railroad Park in Yorktown Heights. Other popular spots include where the North County Trailway crosses Mahopac Avenue, Route 118, and Route 134. It’s a short walk to the bridge over the Croton Reservoir from the parking lot next to the Trail where it crosses Route 118.
MORE INFO: The Westchester County Parks Department has a North County Trail brochure with a map. Also, Yorktown Trail Town has a map that shows services and amenities that are available where the North County Trail passes through Yorktown Heights.