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Safe Entry into Upper Manhattan from the Sawmill River Trail

Old 08-05-12, 05:02 PM
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Safe Entry From Sawmill R Trail to Hudson River Trail in Manhattan?

Is there a good way to get from the Trail that more or less parallels the Saw Mill River across the Harlem River and onto the Hudson River Trail?

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Originally Posted by Sculptor7 View Post
Is there a good way to get from the Trail that more or less parallels the Saw Mill River across the Harlem River and onto the Hudson River Trail?
Assuming you mean the Westchester County South County Trail, it dumps you out on the un-paved path thru Van Cortland Park.

https://parks.westchestergov.com/imag...fs/sct2012.pdf

You can take it to either Broadway, just north of W240th, or onto 240th directly. The NYC bike map can then help you choose which bridge into Manhattan.

https://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/download...11_bikemap.pdf
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Thanks, Steve. Looks like good maps.
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Old 08-12-12, 07:57 PM
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Yes, there is. I biked it recently. The key is to get off the South County Trail before it dumps you in Van Cortland Park. About 2000 feet before the end of South County Trail there's a trail exit. I'm not sure if the exit has a name, but the street there is Alan B. Shepard Jr. Place.

Examine the route outlined by Google Maps Biking. It's almost exactly what I did. One tip: turn right off Broadway just past the Burger King, then left onto Post Road, then merge right onto Manhattan College Parkway. Very soon you'll be on a marked bike route.
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I've just taken the trail to the end in vc park by the golf club, you end up on the park street that takes you under the major deegan and leads to Bailey Ave. take that to 225 or 230 go right and then left on bway. Stay to the right, use the sidewalk over the bway bridge, you take a right once in manhattan on 218 then there is a marked bike lane on Seaman Ave where you take a left. Take Seaman down to Dyckman or Riversie, go right and it leads you to the trail, where there are steps. This is the most direct way and other than a few blocks on broadway is out of traffic.
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