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Granite Knolls Park
|Park Overview:|| |
The site of a former quarry and farm featuring glacial erratics.
|Trail Uses:||Hiking, Mountain biking, X-C skiing|
|Dogs:||Dogs on leash|
|Trail Miles:||7 miles|
|Park Acreage:||200 acres|
|Web Map:||Free Granite Knolls Park map|
|Buy Book:||Walkable Westchester - A Walking Guide to Westchester County, NY |
Trail Conference volunteers maintain trails in this park.
|Park Description:|| |
The site of small scale quarry operations, Granite Knolls Park boasts a large glacier erratic aka the Giant Boulder. Almost house size, the Giant Boulder sits among pieces of rock split from its side. Along the ridge of the knoll are additional large rocks, not yet quarried. Other evidence of quarry operations are scattered through out the park included quarry pits, cables, and an old gear. The park is also former farmland.
|Trails Overview:|| |
A visitor to Granite Knolls will quickly notice there are two types of trails: woods roads and narrow windy trails. The latter with their undulating route will delight skilled mountain bikers. Hikers can use those same trails to visit many small quarries and traverse the top of the knoll which gives the park its name.
Currently there is no parking at the park. The shortest access is from Woodlands Legacy Field Park. Take the Taconic Bridge Trail (pink) over the parkway from the ballfields parking lot, 0.2 mile. It is also accessible from the Yorktown Trailway. Enter at the end of Buckhorn Street in Shrub Oak and walk south one mile to the Taconic Bridge Trail. Follow the pink blazes into the park,
|Contact Information:||Yorktown Parks & Recreation Dept. |