Bronx - Ossining: Cho Choo Rail Trail to Croton Gorge

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Woodlawn terminus of #4 train, Jerome Ave, Bronx (start)> South County Trailways> Elmsford> North County Trailways> Croton Dam Rd> Quaker Bridge Rd> Ossining Metro North RR Station (end)



Susan Rodetis
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2 out of 5
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Route enters South County Trailways at Tibbetts Brook Park.
Map of Van Cortlandt Park as download to designate start and facilities.
Scenic, easy/breazy ride up the (paved) North & South County rail trail (formerly the New York Central & Putnam rail lines). Our turning point and prelude to the finish, also our pièce de résistance, will be crossing the Croton reservior twice, traveling lakeside, and following the Croton gorge as that river flows down to the Hudson.

Finish with lunch in Ossining, at either an old deli with indoor seating on Main St or at the Boathouse Cafe on the Hudson River. Then MetroNorth return to Manhattan.

Some climbing towards end getting out of the gorge. Steady riding, few crossroads. Shared recreational path most of the way, on paved asphalt; some hardpack and rough paving. [NOTE: Use caution on the rail trails, especially in clement weather, as they are popular.]

Check Metro North Hudson line timetable for return schedule

HS 12/1/13


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