Trail Opening at Sylvan Glen Park Preserve, Westchester County

Date: 
10/20/2010
Source: 
Trail Conference
PC Region: 
East Hudson

 

Please join us on Wednesday, October 20, 2:30-3:30pm to celebrate the opening of the first trails to be completed in the  Yorktown community trail network. The event will be at the Stony Street Parking Lot (slightly south and opposite Winding Court) - Signs will be posted; driving directions sent upon request: [email protected]

The trail network will eventually stretch from Lexington Avenue across Stony Street and the Taconic State Parkway to Woodlands Park. Very few town parks have more than four miles of trails in a park and Yorktown will eventually have 12 miles!

The event will be at the Stony Street Parking Lot (slightly south and opposite Winding Court) - Signs will be posted; driving directions sent upon request: [email protected]

While volunteers from the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference have been busy building the trails in Sylvan Glen Park Preserve, the Westchester Mountain Biking Association has built bridges on the Yorktown Trailway and trails in Woodlands Park. Volunteers from these two user groups have brought different skill sets and connections to the project. In seven months, they conceived the idea and now have some trails ready to use. The bridge projects were funded by grants from ClifBars and Specialized with the support of Yorktown Cycles. Both groups are delighted to have this opportunity to provide recreational trails and are grateful for the support that the town has given them.

The Town of Yorktown elected officials, the press, members of the Recreation Commission, Open Space Committee, and Yorktown Land Trust are some of the people invited.

After the ribbon cutting, there will be hikes along the new trails.
Learn more about the Yorktown Community Trails Project at www.nynjtc.org/yorktowntrails