Looking for a new place to walk your doggo? The 14 mile South County Trailway is a pawsome trail with plenty of mileage. Whether your start from the north or from the south, your pooch will love this puptacular path!
The south access point is inside the well known Van
Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. Free parking can be found in the park. There are also
nearby bus and subway stops, so you and your pup won’t have any trouble getting
to the trailhead. The trail begins in the northeastern quadrant of the park and
is actually a continuation of the Old Putnam Trail. This is entirely fitting
since the rest of the trail follows the old Putnam Division line of the New
York Central Railroad.
Follow the trail north as it exits the park and moves
towards the Hudson Valley. Almost
immediately, you come to Tibbetts Brook Park. If your pal is in the mood for a
little detour, take a spin around this green space. The next several miles of the
trail run parallel to the Saw Mill River Parkway. As they trot along the paved
pathway, your pooch will pass through both residential and commercial areas.
When the trail reaches V. Everit Macy Park, it passes
between the Parkway and the New York Thruway. Although there are plenty of trees
to enjoy, this section can be a bit noisy from all the traffic. South County
Trailway ends in Mt. Pleasant. The trail actually continues, but the name
changes to North County Trailway. Parking is available at the Eastview
park-and-ride lot that’s just off Neperan Road. Before setting off, make sure you pack plenty of water
and clean up bags. And if you aren’t walking the entire trail, arrange for a
pick up or shuttle.
Ask your pup- a walk on this trail is time well spent!