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Taxter Ridge Park Preserve
|Park Overview:|| |
In the midst of heavily traveled highways and bordered by residential areas, Taxter Ridge Park Preserve is a large green oasis providing enjoyable hiking though beautiful woods.
|Dogs:||Dogs on leash|
|Trail Miles:||2.3 miles|
|Park Acreage:||190 acres|
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|Web Map:||Topographical trail map|
|Buy Book:||Walkable Westchester - A Walking Guide to Westchester County, NY |
Trail Conference volunteers maintain trails in this park.
|Park Description:|| |
Considered by some to be the gateway to Westchester County, Taxter Ridge Park Preserve is an excellent example of how concerned citizens rallied to protect a large tract of open space in southern Westchester County. The horse-shoe shaped park has a landscape featuring natural rock ledges, woodlands, streams, wetlands and old growth forest. The 190 acre park is jointly owned by New York State, Westchester County and the Town of Greenburgh with the latter providing maintance.
|Trails Overview:|| |
There are three blazed trails in the preserve:
Hike in from parking on Mt Pleasant Lane and follow an easy trail (blue blaze) through wooded forest for 1.4 miles. The trail passes by a 250 year-old oak tree and a deep ravine.
From parking on Sheldon Avenue in Tarrytown, hike a more challenging trail (orange blaze) for 0.9 mile that meanders up and down hills. Initially it is on a graded woods road. A bit after it becomes a single track, until it meets the blue-blazed trail from Mt Pleasant Lane. Sections away from the NYS Thruway are quiet.
A third 0.2-mile trail (yellow blaze) from Taxter Road in Greenburgh is not open at this time but will lead from a proposed parking lot to be built but as of 2016 funds are still lacking.
The Sheldon Avenue trailhead (at end of a dead end road)
The Mt. Pleasant Lane trailhead (on-street parking in a cul-de-sac)
|Contact Information:||Department of Parks & Recreation, Town of Greenburgh |