Ride Around Town, Or Just Keep Going.

We’ve Got Trails!

There’s no other town or village in all of New York State with as many bike trailheads as Tarrytown.  In 2018, there will be seven, including a dramatic stretch across the Hudson River.  If you want to get away for a mini-adventure, it only takes a short train ride from New York City.

Our beautiful trails include:

A "Fixit" station along the Putnam County Trailway allows you to do basic repairs to your bike, or pump up the tires. The Putnam County Trailway begins where the North County Trailway ends, enabling you to continue riding up to Brewster to extend your trip another 12 miles. If you're in it for the long haul, take the Metro-North train up to Wassaic from Brewster, and ride on to Millerton (another ten miles on the bike path).

A “Fixit” station along the Putnam County Trailway allows you to do basic repairs to your bike, or pump up the tires. The Putnam County Trailway begins where the North County Trailway ends, enabling you to continue riding up to Brewster to extend your trip another 12 miles. If you’re in it for the long haul, take the Metro-North train up to Wassaic from Brewster, and ride on to Millerton (another ten miles on the bike path).

 

It’s pretty out there.

Our trails weave past fields and farmlands, suburban backyards and urban forests, connecting some really interesting historic spots along the way.  Here are some pictures to give you an idea of what’s out there.

The Octagon House

The Octagon House

Old Croton Aqueduct Trail (Irvington)

The enchanting, rumoured-to-be-haunted Armour-Stiner House is a unique, domed, octagon-shaped Victorian style house located just off the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail in Irvington. 

Tunnels (and more tunnels)

Tunnels (and more tunnels)

South County Trailway

The South County Trailway runs through some massive tunnels on its way to New York, including this one under the Saw Mill Parkway in Westchester.

Bridge Over Croton Dam

Bridge Over Croton Dam

North County Trailway

Ride an old rail bridge over the Croton Dam, with views up and down the old water supply for New York City.  Autumn color makes a spectacular show from the woods and water surrounding the bridge.

Brewster Train Station

Brewster Train Station

Putnam County Trailway

The old (and still operating) train station in Brewster, New York, is at the end of the line along the Putnam County Trailway.  Here, you can get a decent cup of coffee, a bagel, and a newspaper while you wait for your ride home.

New Tappan Zee Bridge

New Tappan Zee Bridge

Riverwalk (Tarrytown)

In 2018, the new span from Tarrytown to Nyack will be complete (with a shared-use pathway from end to end!).  For now, you can watch the bridge go up, with a backdrop of the setting sun in the western sky, from the Riverwalk.

Spillway, Croton Dam

Spillway, Croton Dam

Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

The dramatic spillway for the New Croton Dam is at the end of the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail.  You can walk above or below the dam; it’s breathtaking from any perspective.

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