Pinecliff Audubon Sanctuary


Location: Chappaqua
Distance: .5 mile
Skill Level: easy
Elevation Gain: minimal
Type of Hike: loop
Trail Condition: boardwalk, trail
Wow Factor: quarter mile long boardwalk

How to get there: From the Saw Mill Parkway, take exit 32.  (If coming from the north, right onto Mill St.  At circle, continue onto Mill St.  Right onto Hunts Place.  If coming from the south, left onto Hunts Place.)  Left on Quaker Rd.  Right onto Pine Cliff Rd.  Drive all the way to the end.  There are two handicap spots, otherwise its street parking.

Address: 99 Pine Cliff Rd, Chappaqua, NY 10514


From your car, head down Pine Cliff Rd to the end.  You’ll see the sign for the park and the boardwalk that starts immediately.

Hang a left and follow the boardwalk down over a stream and around until it comes to a T.

Head left and leave the boardwalk, picking up the white trail.  It’s short but not well marked so pay attention.  Head slightly uphill.  You’ll hear a lot of noise from the Saw Mill but in the summer is looks nice.

Continue around until you come to the junction with the yellow trail.  Make a left.  These markers are just a tiny bit easier to see but still not very clear.   Follow it a little more.

At the next yellow junction, head left.  You’ll end up back on the boardwalk in just a few yards.

Check out the pond to the far left then come back and head left toward the entrance (diagonal from where the yellow trail joined).

Facilities: none
Hunting: no
Dogs: on leash
Handicap Accessible and Stroller Friendly: yes


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