Old Putnam Trail and South County Trailway

Bronx, New York 10466

Old Putnam Trail and South County Trailway

Old Putnam Trail and South County Trailway Professional Review and Guide

"This ride journeys along the Putnam Trail through Van Cortlandt Park and connects to the South County Trailway in Westchester County. Both trails run alongside a former railway line—the Old Put—which carried passengers from the Bronx to Brewster in the late nineteenth century.

Today, the trails are popular car-free biking and hiking treks. In Van Cortlandt Park, the dirt-track Putnam Trail bumbles over railroad cross-ties , through an oak-hickory forest, past a lake, and alongside wetlands on what is one of the park’s major nature corridors. In Westchester County, the trail is paved and framed by a narrow border of deciduous trees along much of the way. This route is out- and-back , so you can go as far north as you wish before turning back. The car- free ride is a great respite from city cycling."

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Trail Information

Bronx
Nearby City
17.1
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
2.5 hours
Duration
New York City Bike Map, North and South County Trailway Bike Map accessible at www.nycbikemaps.com/maps/north-and-south-county-trailways-bike-map
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Jul 2018