Fort Totten to Beechhurst

New York, New York 10029

Fort Totten to Beechhurst

Fort Totten to Beechhurst Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"On the north shore of Queens, the land forms small peninsulas between bays of the East River. LaGuardia Airport sits on the westernmost of these peninsulas; Fort Totten is on one farther east, between Little Bay and Little Neck Bay. This decommissioned Army base has been converted into a city park, complete with outdoor swimming pool. The fort was designed in the 1850s, the pre-rifling age, and would never be involved in combat because rifled artillery started to become the norm during the Civil War soon after it was built. (Robert E. Lee had a hand in designing the fort when he was an officer in the Army Corps of Engineers prior to the war.) Its battery wasn’t even completed once test shots fired at it proved it could not hold up to rifled attacks. You see the battery and other historic structures while roaming the grounds of Fort Totten. This walk then takes you through a shoreside park en route to Beechhurst, a residential neighborhood that many consider part of Whitestone."

Fort Totten to Beechhurst Reviews

With no reviews, your opinion of this trail could be huge! Help other outdoor enthusiasts today.

Fort Totten to Beechhurst Photos

Show off your photography skills ... post your pics of this trail!

Trail Information

New York
Nearby City

Activity Feed

Dec 2018