Fall Hikes - Gelnville Woods

Jane Daniels, author of Walkable Westchester, says these local parks are perfect for stretching your legs—and amazing views.

North County Trailway
Near the Croton Reservoir
“It offers sweeping views over the Croton Reservoir and is accessible to people on bicycles, in wheelchairs, and with dogs on leashes.”

Burden Preserve
Mt. Kisco
“This lesser-known park is both beautiful and easy to navigate. See how the vegetation differs in a wetland, pond, stream, meadow, upland forest and rock outcropping.”

Glenville Woods Park Preserve
Tarrytown
“Here you can wander on marked paths through the former site of a nursery. For the more adventuresome, walk along the unmarked trails in adjacent Buttermilk Ridge Park.”

Woods Roads in Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
Cross River
“A walk on the wide woods roads in this more than 4,000-acre reservation means you can walk side-by-side with a friend.”

Photograph by Jane Daniels