South County Trailway

“This trail is amazing. Whether you’re running, walking, or biking you’ll enjoy it. I find this trail to be the most peaceful of all trails. You don’t have crazy cyclist zipping past you and you also don’t have pedestrians that meander directly in the middle of the trail…There are multiple places you can stop and soak up the natural beauty of New York.”

Kealy W.

South County Trailway review

The South County Trailway is a  -mile long paved pathway from Tarrytown, New York (where it connects with the North County Trailway) to    .  Except for a section in Elmsford, New York, the trailway is an unbroken stretch that’s a pleasant, urban roll through the .

 

 

How to Get There

Easy! You can start at Tarrytown and head north on the trail, or at Brewster and head south.   6.5-mile ride from Tarrytown to Briarcliff Manor’s old shopping district.

  • Start at Tarrytown Lakes parking area on Neperan Road;
  • Follow the Tarrytown Lakes Extension path north: cross the street from the parking area to pick up the bike path and travel one mile along the lake’s edge.
  • Cross Neperan Road again at the old abandoned stone pump house at the north end of the lakes to pick up the North County Trailway.
  • Turn left at the end of a tiny spur of the Trailway (basically an on-ramp to the path), passing old, unused railroad tracks on the left.
  • Follow this pathway for about 6 miles until you reach the large, yellow-and-brown tudor structure of the Briarcliff Library on your left. A little off-ramp leads you into the library’s parking lot.
  • Ride through the Law Memorial park, a large greenspace with a pathway that will put you up on Pleasantville Road (follow the path around the pond, behind the tennis courts and through the children’s playground where a gate will let you out onto the street). The shops are to the right.

Tips

You can make a loop of this adventure by combining the North County Trailway with the Old Croton Aqueduct trail, if you don’t mind an easy on-road route to meet said OCA. Note that the OCA is NOT paved, but the section you’ll ride back to Tarrytown is pretty well-compacted and scenic.

  • Once in Briarcliff, continue north on Pleasantville Road (the main street) for a half mile, reaching Poplar Road.
  • Turn left onto Poplar and ride for .2 miles, reaching Dalmeny Road.
  • Turn left onto Dalmeny Road, and ride for .6 miles.
  • The road becomes Scarborough Road, and it’s a pleasant downhill roll to the Old Croton Aqueduct from here.

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