April 22, 2015
Early spring hike
Our weather has been really nasty for a long time, I have had almost no break time over the course of the winter, and my apartment building has been under renovation so I’ve also been in construction noise hell. I took advantage of a recent day off with halfway decent weather earlier this month to walk 12 miles or so.
The Old Putnam trail in Van Cortland Park turns into the South County trail in Westchester County. It follows the route of what was the Old Putnam Railroad from Putnam County to NYC.
That’s the end of New York City right there.
Sadly, this route is marred by traffic noise for quite a bit of it, but a few sections are really beautiful and quiet.
I made it to somewhere called Grey Oaks, NY before I was really hungry and starting to figure I should probably make it back to NYC before dark….I also forgot how hard paved trails are on the feet.