John E. Hand Park

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Park Overview:

A woods road in John E. Hand Park winds gracefully to the base of this Bald Mountain where a trail circles to the top, with limited views.

Trail Uses:Hiking, Mountain biking
Dogs:Dogs on leash
Trail Miles:2.8 miles
Park Acreage:112 acres
City/County/
State:
Yorktown/Westchester/NY
Buy Book:Walkable Westchester - A Walking Guide to Westchester County, NY

Trail Conference volunteers maintain trails in this park.
Park Description:
No demon lives on Bald Mountain in John E. Hand Park. Unlike the frightful images conjured up for Mussorsky’s A Night on Bald Mountain in the 1940 Disney film Fantasia, all is serene here.
Trails Overview:

Although Hand Park is riddled with mountain bike trails, it is easy walking along the yellow-blazed woods road. There are 1.6 miles of bike trails. The bike tracks widing up the northwest flank of Bald Mountain are not pleasant hiking and are not included in the total trail miles. The yellow trail and the Teatown-Kitchawan Trail are coaligned for the first 0.7 mile. 

Directions:
From the Taconic State Parkway, take the Route 134 Exit and turn west towards Ossining. Just past the southbound entrance ramp, turn right onto Grant Street, immediately passing a small house to the left. Do not make the hard right turn onto Illington Road. At the stop sign, turn right onto Spring Valley Road and
continue 0.6 mile. Turn right onto Blinn Road and at 1.6 miles, turn right into the small parking area 
 
No public transportation 
Contact Information:
Region:Westchester County
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