Old Putnam Railroad line - TRAIL

Old Putnam Railroad line - Trail, westchester/putnam county, York

I''m making this description because the other one is idiotic bullshit. There are two parts to this trail, north and south, the southern part starts in Yonkers at Farragut avenue right next to the Saw Mill River Parkway northbound where there''s an area to park. There is a decision being made by the city of Yonkers whether or not to clean up and connect the still abandoned part of the railroad section south of Farragut avenue which parts of it can still be seen, one part is the abandoned railroad overpass right on yonkers avenue next to the motel which once served the Putnam line. Doing so would make a straight path linking Bronx to Putnam county once again. Here is the connection in Elmsford linking north and south, after coming out to Tarrytown rd. make a right and then a left at the light onto 9a, take 9a up to sam''s club and make a left onto that road, you''ll see a gaurd shack in the middle of the roadway, not much further you''ll see the path on your right next to the UPS warehouse fencing. From here it''s basically straight on up to Putnam county, there is one section where you''ll need to ride along the roadway but only for 2 or 3 miles if that and there''s plenty of shoulder to ride since it is considered part of the trailway. Last I was on it they made an extension which was not there my previous ride, I was able to bike up to an old railroad bridge that was knocked out which was said to be rebuilt as a bike bridge by now and goes even further into Putnam county, but I''m not so sure if it''s finished or not. Very nice scenic and peaceful route if your wanting to bike a seemingly never ending trail, nicely maintained also. Approximately 30 miles from Farragut ave to the Putnam county/Westchester county borderline.

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C J Smith   Weekend Warrior [Nov 01, 2008]


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Earlier review good but when northbound and going thru Elmsford, one can skirt most of 9A which is busy by taking Hayes Street. Hayes is just before 9A and winds thru an industrial area with light weekend traffic, it will eventually put you on 9A (make a left) but for only one block. As other review states. left turn at Sam's Club - Warehouse Rd proceed past guard shack and North County is a few hundred feet ahead.

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H.K.B.C.   Weekend Warrior [Sep 13, 2007]

THE TRAIL IS SWEET RIDE, THERE ARE AREA'S OF IT THAT NEED TO BE FIXED, BUT MYSELF AND A FEW OTHER H.K.B.C BIKE MEMEBERS HAVE RODE FROM MIDTOWN MANHATTAN, TO ELMSFORD, AND BACK...WHEN YOU ARE GOING NORTH, AND YOU COEM TO THE FENCE, THERE IS A SMALL PATH TO GET THREW AND THE PATH CONTUINES RIGHT BEHIND DUNKIN DOUNTS, ALL THE WAY TO ELMSFORD...H.K.B.C. LOVES THIS TRAIL, AND HOPING TO MAKE IT ALL THE WAY SOON...

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GOING NORTH, IT IS BEST TO GET ONTO THE TRAIL IN VANCORTLAND PARK, AND LEAVE YOUR TEN SPEED AT HOME NAD RIDE YOUR MOUNTAIN BIKE...YOUR 10 SPEED BIKES RIMS WILL BLEED ON CERTAIN PARTS OF THE TRAILS...

Similar Products Used: THERE ARE A FEW GOOD JUMP OFF POINT AREA'S ON THE TRAIL...
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