Turkey Mountain Nature Preserve

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Park Overview:

Trail Uses:Hiking
Dogs:No dogs
Trail Miles:3.4 miles
Park Acreage:125 acres
City/County/
State:
Yorktown
Heights/Westchester/NY
Buy Book:Walkable Westchester - A Walking Guide to Westchester County, NY

Trail Conference volunteers maintain trails in this park.
Park Description: On a Clear Day You Can See Forever is the title of a 1965 musical; those words come to mind when enjoying the view from the top of Turkey Mountain - that is, of course, when the day is clear. The views to the Croton Reservoir and the Manhattan skyline are one of the few sweeping views in a park in Westchester County. The land which is now the park had been owned since Colonial times by members of the Griffen family.
Trails Overview: A hike in Turkey Mountain Nature Preserve should include a vigorous hike to the top to enjoy the view, which is why the park is so popular. But visitors should also take a slow amble on the 1.1 miles of intertwined trails just beyond the parking lot that were part of a camp that operated on the property from 1957-1964..
  • Blue Trail - 1.4 miles - goes to the view point
  • White Trail - 0.7 mile - the steep way to the viewpoint
Directions:

From the Taconic State Parkway, take the Underhill Avenue exit and turn east toward Yorktown Heights. At the first traffic light, turn right onto Route 118. Go 1.9 miles, until there are signs for Croton Heights Road on the left and Locke Lane on the right. Turn right onto the dirt road to reach parking. Trailhead GPS Coordinates: 41.245887,-73.792115

Contact Information:Yorktown Parks & Recreation Dept.
914-245-4650
Region:Westchester County
Fees:

Comment: Please be relevant, civil, non-commercial.

structure remains

Does anyone know what structure used to be at the top of Turkey Mt.  Was it a fire tower or antenna? Thanks JK

structure remains

It was not a fire tower and likely a beacon or antenna.