GOVERNOR MARIO CUOMO BRIDGE PATH:

SOUTH NYACK-TERRYTOWN, NEW YORK

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Last Updated:       March 23, 2024

Length:                 Governor Mario Cuomo Bridge Path; 3.6 miles

Difficulty:             Easy. Paved trail with slight upgrade each side to center of bridge.

Directions:     

To Start from the Westchester Landing parking lot in Terrytown for the Governor Mario Cuomo Bridge Path [Eastern End] & Old Croton Aqueduct Trail; 

From the North & West; From I-87/287 take exit 9 to Route 9. Turn right, travel over the interstate and the parking lot will be on your left. 

From the South & East; From I-87/287 take exit 9 to White Plains Rd and turn left on Broadway. The Free parking lot will be on your left.

To Start from the Rockland Landing parking lot in South Nyack for the Raymond G. Esposito Trail [Southern End] & Governor Mario Cuomo Bridge Path [Western End]; Free parking. 

From the North & West; See; Map for directions. 

From the South & East; See; Map for directions.

The Governor Mario Cuomo Bridge Path is a twin-span bridge across the Hudson River between Rockland and Westchester counties. The three-mile cable-stayed span crosses one of the widest parts of the river and is the longest bridge in New York State, replacing the old Tappan-Zee Bridge. The Bridge Path connects Terrytown (where you can access the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail) West to South Nyack (where you can access the Raymond Esposito Trail). There are a total of 6 promenades along the path overlooking the Hudson River between Westchester Landing in Terrytown and Rockland Landing in South Nyack. The Landings feature a Welcome Center w/restrooms, public art, and an interactive kiosk to learn more about local restaurants and attractions. For more information visit; GOVERNOR MARIO CUOMO BRIDGE PATH .

Starting from the Westchester Landing parking lot & Broadway in Terrytown [Eastern Side]; 

Note; The paved Governor Mario Cuomo Bridge Path actually begins from the intersection of Broadway & White Plains Rd. From the Westchester Landing parking lot the paved trail travels South alongside Broadway to the intersection with White Plains Rd after 0.1 miles. Here you'll find a pocket park with informational sign, Map Board and views of the Governor Mario Cuomo Bridge.

Note; You can access the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail; Northern Section from the intersection by heading East up White Plains Rd where you'll quickly pick up the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail on your left. The trail travels North from here. An on-road detour is required to continue South. To access the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail; Southern Section continue South across I-87/287 from the intersection and turn left on Walter St, the left on Sheldon Ave. You'll pick up the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail; Southern Section on your right after 0.5 miles.

Note; To access the Westchester Riverwalk continue South across I-87/287 and take your first right along Paulding Ave (residential). Bear right on Van Wart Ave and you'll pick up the Westchester Riverwalk at the end of the street after 0.4 miles

Starting from Broadway; The paved Governor Mario Cuomo Bridge Path travels West past the Westchester Landing Welcome Center (restrooms/water) where you'll need to walk your bike. Food trucks, vending machines, E-Bike rentals & Map. Informational signs all along the route. The blue paved path is separated for pedestrians/bikes as it heads up the bridge and across the Hudson River. Pass a BIKE STATION. Look right to spot the Terrytown Marina and Pierson Park. You can also spot the Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse. After 0.7 miles you'll pass the first of 6 overlooks. Each one unique. Yellow Mile Markers every 0.5 miles. 911 phones. After passing underneath the bridge arches at a mile the trail crests then starts heading downhill. After leaving the Hudson River behind you'll pass by a BIKE STATION on your left. Travel underneath S Broadway you'll come to a Spur Trail on your right at 3.5 miles (just before traveling underneath the Route 9W bridge). 

Note; This Spur Trail takes you up to the Raymond Esposito Trail . This trail connects to both the Old Eire Path and Joseph B. Clarke Rail Trail .

The trail then ends at Rockland Landing in South Nyack after 3.6 miles. Welcome Center, restrooms, water, food trucks, vending machines & Map.  

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