HUTCHINSON RIVER GREENWAY:

BRONX, NEW YORK

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Last Updated:       April 13, 2016                                

Length:                  Hutchinson River Greenway; 6.2 miles

                                Northern Section; 2.2 miles

Difficulty:              Easy. Paved trail.   

Directions:

You may access the trail via the NYC Subway's Middletown Road Station. For more information visit; NYC SUBWAY . For information concerning taking your bike on the Subway visit; NYC SUBWAY; BIKES .

The Hutchinson River Greenway follows the Hutchinson River Parkway and part of the Hutchinson River from Ferry Point Park near the Whitestone Bridge north. It utilizes part of the Mosholu-Pelham Greenway before continuing north through Pelham Bay Park to the Westchester County line. For more information visit;  HUTCHINSON RIVER GREENWAY .

Starting from the junction of the Mosholu-Pelham Greenway & Central Section of the Hutchinson River Greenway (Junction of the Bronx & Pelham Pkwy & Hutchinson River Pkwy):

Heading South: The paved Hutchinson River Greenway travels south along the western side of the Hutchinson River Pkwy. After a mile you'll come to Waters Pl. Turn left and travel up to Westchester Ave.

Note; Left up Westchester Ave will bring you to the NYC Subway's Middletown Road Station. No elevator access so you'll have to carry your bike up or down the stairs.

Cross over Westchester Ave via a cross-light and turn left traveling over the Hutchinson River Pkwy. Turn right and pick up the trail as it continues south along the east side of the Pkwy. The trail follows alongside an on-ramp out to Bruckner Blvd at 2.1 miles. Heading right you’ll travel back over the Pkwy, then left underneath a big interchange (Cross Bronx Expressway/Bruckner Expressway) to Brush Ave & Bruckner Blvd at 2.4 miles. Here you'll begin an on-road section following Brush Ave south [Bike Lane] to Schley Ave at 3.3 miles. Here you’ll pick up the paved trail as you enter Ferry Point Park. The trail winds through the park passing a playing field and a parking lot at 3.4 miles. You’ll pass by more fields before coming to Westchester Creek, a tidal inlet of the East River at 4 miles. Nice views of the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge from here. The paved trail then travels north alongside the creek to a circle where two trails both loop back to the main trail.

Heading North: The paved Hutchinson River Greenway/Mosholu-Pelham Greenway continues east alongside the Bronx & Pelham Pkwy before traveling underneath I-95 and coming to an intersection.

Note; The Mosholu-Pelham Greenway continues straight (east).

Follow the ramp up to the I-95 pedestrian bridge over the Bronx & Pelham Pkwy and RR tracks Palmer Ave at 1 mile. The trail then heads left alongside Palmer Ave before traveling between the Hutchinson River Pkwy and Hutchinson River Pkwy E. After traveling underneath the Hutchinson River Pkwy the trail turns left along a short ramp which brings you up to the Hutchinson River Pkwy at 1.6 miles. Continue left across the Hutchinson River where the trail bears left following an on-ramp. A pedestrian bridge takes you over the Hutchinson River Pkwy to the current end of the trail after 2.2 miles next to the Thomas Pell Wildlife Sanctuary.

Note; Future plans call for continuing the trail north. If you continue right a paved trail travels south alongside the Thomas Pell Wildlife Sanctuary for 0.5 miles to Mosholu-Pelham Greenway at Shore Rd.

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