GOVERNOR MARIO CUOMO BRIDGE PATH:
SOUTH NYACK-TERRYTOWN, NEW YORK
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Last Updated: August 15, 2020
Length: Governor Mario Cuomo Bridge Path; 3.6 miles
Difficulty: Easy. Paved trail with slight upgrade each side to center of bridge.
To Start from the Westchester Landing parking lot (Governor Mario Cuomo Bridge Path/Old Croton Aqueduct Trail); From the North & West; From I-87/287 take exit 9 to Route 9. Turn right, travel underneath 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 (Raymond G. Esposito Trail/Governor Mario Cuomo Bridge Path); 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) 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 (Terrytown) and Rockland Landing (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 (Terrytown); The paved path begins off S Broadway.
Note; You can access the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail from here by heading right (south) following the paved trail alongside S Broadway. Come to a small pocket park affording views of the bridge and informational signs. Cross S Broadway and travel up White Plains Rd (sidewalk available) and you'll pick up the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail after 0.3 miles on your left. To access the Westchester Riverwalk head right (south) following the paved trail alongside S Broadway. Come to a small pocket park affording views of the bridge and informational signs. 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 0.5 miles.
The paved Governor Mario Cuomo Bridge Path travels 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 on your right at 3.5 miles (just before traveling underneath the Route 9W bridge).
Note; This takes you up to the Raymond Esposito Trail . This trail links up with both the Old Eire Path and Joseph B. Clarke Rail Trail .
The trail then ends at Rockland Landing (South Nyack) after 3.6 miles. Welcome Center, restrooms, water, food trucks, vending machines & map.
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