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Taxter Ridge Park Preserve
|Park Overview:|| |
In the midst of heavily traveled highways and bordered by residential areas is a large green oasis providing enjoyable hiking though beautiful woods.
|Dogs:||Dogs on leash|
|Trail Miles:||2.3 miles|
|Park Acreage:||190 acres|
|Town of |
|Web Map:||Topographical trail map|
|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.
|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 in 2013.
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 |