North County Trailway

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North County Trailway
Length 22.1 mi (35.6 km)
Location Westchester County
New York
Trailheads Baldwin Place, New York
Elmsford, New York
Use Hiking
Hiking details
Website Westchester County Parks

The North County Trailway is a 22.1-mile (35.6 km) long rail trail stretching from Elmsford to Baldwin Place in Westchester County, New York

The North County Trailway was constructed along the Putnam Division railbed of the former New York Central Railroad. At its north end it becomes the Putnam County Trailway, which continues along the former railbed to Brewster, New York.

A gap in Elmsford separates it from the South County Trailway in Elmsford, also built along the former railroad. Planning was underway in 2012 to close the gap. [1]

The Putnam Division provided freight and passenger service from 1881 to 1958 between the Bronx and Putnam County. The railroad served 23 stations in Westchester County. Historic marker plaques have been placed at most of the former stations.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Completion of Trailway Westchester Gov news, Thursday, 16 August 2012

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