Also called Putnam Valley Town Park
Location: Putnam Valley
Distance: .75 mile
Skill Level: easy
Elevation Gain: minimal
Type of Hike: loop
Trail Condition: wood chips, trail, gravel
Wow Factor: ends in a playground
How to get there: From the Taconic State Parkway, take the Mahopac/Shrub Oak exit. Follow Route 6 West. Turn right onto Strawberry Rd. Right onto Foothill St. Left Peekskill Hollow Rd. Right Oscawana Lake Rd. The park will be on the right. (Some GPS will take you to town hall which is a little further on the left.) Drive up to the large lot near the football field.
Address: 156 Oscawana Lake Rd
From the parking lot, head away from it, crossing the road and picking up the trail next to the kiosk near the stop sign.
Head right into the trees and up the hill following the irregularly marked white trail. At the top of the hill, you may see the senior center on your right.
Pass the center, the trail turns right and heads south along an old road. This continues until you see signs saying you can’t go straight.
Make a right and after a short distance, you’ll exit the trees behind a baseball field. Walk down the length and make a right and walk that side of it.
Climb up the hill and you’ll enter the parking lot again.
If you make a left there is a nice playground and further on is a smaller one geared for younger children. There are also several fields and courts to play in.
Dogs: not in any fenced area