Madam Brett Park

Location: Beacon Distance: 1.5 miles, option for more Skill Level: easy Elevation Gain: 50' Type of Hike: out-and-back, lollipop Trail Condition: gravel, dirt Wow Factor: wide waterfall and long boardwalk Website How to get there:  From I84, take exit 11.  Follow 9D South/Wolcott Ave.  Make a right on South Ave.  Turn left to stay on South … Continue reading Madam Brett Park

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Muscoot River

Location: Ardsley Distance: 1 mile. option for more Skill Level: easy Elevation Gain: minimal Type of Hike: out-and-back Trail Condition: dirt, rocky, grass Wow Factor: 15' waterfall How to get there: From I684, take exit 6.  Follow Route 35 West.  Pass Lasdon Park and Arboretum.  Make the next left on Wood St.  You will park … Continue reading Muscoot River

Croton Dam

Location: Croton-on-Hudson Distance: 1.25, option  for more Skill Level: easy, good for little walkers, stroller accessible Elevation Gain: 100' Type of Hike: out-and-back Trail Condition: gravel road Wow Factor: views of the dam Note: paid parking seasonally How to get there: From the Taconic State Parkway, take Underhill Ave west.  Right on 129. Pass over … Continue reading Croton Dam