CONGERS LAKE TRAILWAY:
CONGERS, NEW YORK
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Last Updated: June 20, 2012
Length: Route 303 Trailway-North Trailway; 1 mile
Memorial Park Trailway-South Trailway; 3/4 mile
Congers Lake Trailway to Rockland Lake SP Bike Path (on-road); 0.8 miles
Difficulty: Congers Lake Trailway; Easy. Flat paved trail with some boardwalk sections.
From I-87/287 take exit 12 to Route 303 north. As soon as you pass by the Congers town line you'll come to a blinking light. Turn left down Gilchrest Rd, then right into the Congers Lake Memorial Park.
Congers Lake Trailway encircles Congers Lake at Congers Lake Memorial Park. The park has a Community Center, swimming pool, sports courts, playground and picnic tables. The Rockland Lake State Park Bike Path is close by for another biking opportunity. To avoid the parking fee at Rockland Lake SP or if you wish to bike both trails, I would suggest parking at Congers Lake Memorial Park and utilizing the paved Congers Lake Trail to access a short on-road section to Rockland Lake SP. For more information visit; TOWN OF CLARKSTOWN PARKS .
Starting from Congers Lake Memorial Park; A map board is located near the trailhead which is located on the east side of the parking lot (look for the yellow bike sign). The Route 303 Trailway and North Trailway are accessed heading east past the gate. The Memorial Park Trailway and South Trailway are accessed heading west across the parking lot.
Heading West; Follow the crosswalk through the parking lot along the Memorial Park Trailway to the Park and turn right along the paved trail. Pass by a ball field on your right and an old cemetery to your left before the trail curves left back alongside the lake. Pass by the basketball courts and pavilion before you leave the Park and continue along the South Trailway. Turn right across the Congers Dam and along the southern end of the lake before reaching the end of the trail after 3/4 miles at the RR tracks. Great views of the freight trains whizzing by.
Heading East; Follow the paved trail past the gate along the Route 303 Trailway. This wide trail is well shaded as it takes you alongside Congers Lake. After passing by the Route 303 parking lot you'll come to Lake Rd after 0.6 miles.
Note; To access the Rockland Lake State Park Bike Path turn right along Lake St and cross over Route 303. Continue on-road (low volume traffic) up Lake St past Congers Bike Shop. This will take you out to Route 9W at 0.4 miles. Caution; No Cross-light, so cross with the green light to the Park's entrance. Take your first right and follow the park road past the gatehouse. Turn left through Parking Lot 6 to access the Rockland Lake State Park Bike Path after 0.8 miles.
From the end of the Route 303 Trailway turn left along the boardwalk on the North Trailway past the promenade and return to a paved trail. This open trail travels along the northern end of the lake before taking you along another boardwalk out to the Pleasant Street parking lot at a mile.
Note; The trail now encircles the Lake, I haven't yet checked it out.
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