Westchester Trails Map 2020 Now Available

December 19, 2019
Jeremy Apgar
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference

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Westchester Trails Map 2020 Now Available
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Our brand-new Westchester Trails map set is now available in print and digital formats!

The new 1st edition of our Westchester Trails map set is sure to become the go-to resource for discovering and exploring trails in several popular areas in Westchester County, New York.  This three-map set features more than 160 miles of trails and focuses on Rockefeller State Park Preserve (the largest state park in Westchester County), Ward Pound Ridge Reservation (the largest Westchester County Park), and Teatown (the largest privately-owned preserve in the county). All maps include detailed junction-to-junction trail mileage numbers, 10-foot elevation contour lines, parking areas, and much more.

The first map, Map 130, features the vast trail network at Rockefeller State Park Preserve, including the nearby Rockwood Hall Area.  Several unnamed trails have recently been named and are in the process of being marked with signposts; the map includes these updates.  Points of interest throughout the Preserve, including Eagle Hill, Raven Rock, and Spook Rock, are identified on the map.  In addition, surrounding parks and their trails are shown, including Peabody Preserve, Pocantico Park, Tarrytown Lakes Park, and portions of the Riverwalk near Tarrytown.  Large sections of both the Old Croton Aqueduct and North County Trail are shown.

The second map, Map 131, features the trails at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation.  The latest changes in this large trail system are included, with junction numbers shown to match on-the-ground signage.  Popular destinations like Leatherman's Cave, Dancing Rock, and Bear Rock Petroglyph are indicated.  Just outside the Reservation's boundary, trails are also shown in Armstrong Preserve, Lewisboro Town Park, Old Field Preserve, and Richards Preserve.

The last map in the set, Map 132, covers the varied trail network at and around Teatown.  The map front includes a large detailed map of Teatown itself, while a map on the reverse zooms out to cover the Greater Teatown area.  Several recent trail changes at Teatown are reflected on the map, including a new Three Lakes Loop Trail that takes hikers past Teatown Lake, Vernay Lake, and Shadow Lake.  The Greater Teatown map shows Teatown at the center of a larger area of connected and nearby parks.  To the northeast, the Teatown-Kitchawan Trail extends to Kitchawan Preserve and the North County Trail; to the northwest, the Briarcliff-Peekskill Trail extends to Croton Gorge Park and the Old Croton Aqueduct.

The detailed trail mileages included on the three maps are a useful way to plan routes or navigate on the trails.  In addition, 10-foot elevation contour lines help to show the underlying terrain and make it easier to determine which trail sections may include challenging climbs or descents.  Parking areas, incuding roadside pulloffs, are noted on the maps.  Several public transportation access points are shown, including multiple Metro-North Hudson Line train stations, making it possible to explore many of these trails without needing a car.  Scenic viewpoints, historical points of interest, and lakes and streams are also identified throughout the maps, and UTM gridlines further aid with navigation.  The backs of the maps include useful information about the parks, park regulations and contact information, tips on how to use the maps and practice Leave No Trace principles, and much more.  The back of Map 130 also includes a small map of nearby Taxter Ridge Park Preserve.

The Westchester Trails maps are available in print format, in vibrant color on our popular waterproof, tear-resistant Tyvek; shop online, visit our headquarters, or look for them at an outdoor retailer near you.

In addition, the maps are also available on Apple and Android devices through the Avenza Maps app.  To get the latest maps, and to help ensure the Trail Conference receives as much of your support as possible, please consider making your purchase directly from the following links rather than within the app itself: Bundle of all 4 maps (save with this bundle!), Map 130 (Rockefeller), Map 131 (Ward Pound Ridge), Map 132 (Teatown), and Map 133 (Greater Teatown).

At only $11.95 ($8.96 for members), this new Westchester Trails map set is your guide to exploring these parks in Westchester County!  Grab your copy today!

 

About the Map

List price: $11.95   ISBN: 978-1-944450-12-0
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference (2020)

At a Glance

  • More than 160 miles of marked trails in Westchester County, New York
  • Parklands including Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Teatown, Croton Gorge Park, Kitchawan Preserve, Old Croton Aqueduct, and the North County Trailway
  • Detailed junction-to-junction trail mileage numbers
  • 10-foot elevation contours
  • Convenient map sizes to carry and use on the trail
  • Inset map showing the parks and connecting trails in the Greater Teatown area
  • Parkland boundaries
  • Unmaintained trails and woods roads
  • Parking areas and train/bus public transportation access points
  • Viewpoints and other points of interest
  • Park contact information, history, and regulations
  • UTM coordinate grid for navigation

 

Special Thanks

Special thanks go out to volunteer project manager Jane Daniels, editor and map-checker Daniel Chazin, and all the volunteers and partners who helped carefully field-check and review the maps for this new Westchester Trails map set, including: Geof Connor, Walt Daniels, Leigh Draper, Charlotte Fahn, Laurence Gill, Bob Gurian, Josh Howard, Peter Iskenderian, Jeff Main, Mary Anne Massey, and Fred Stern.

This map was also produced with support from Teatown and the Hudson River Valley Greenway.

 

About the Trail Conference

The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is a volunteer-powered, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that builds, maintains, and protects public trails.  Together with our partners, we strive to ensure that the trails and natural areas we share are sustainable and accessible for all to enjoy for generations to come.  Do your part to speak up for trails, volunteer to make our trails better, or support trails by purchasing great maps, making a gift, or becoming a member.

New York-New Jersey Trail Conference maps are built on more than 85 years of mapping experience.  They are the trusted source for reliable trail information in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan region.  These maps are "Made By the People Who Build the Trails" and are regularly updated with changes to the trails.

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