BREWSTER, NEW YORK
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Last Updated: August 18, 2018
Length: Maybrook Trailway; 1.8 miles
Difficulty: Easy. Flat paved rail trail.
As of August 2018 their is no official parking lot built, however, you can access the trail from N Main St; From I-84 take exit 20 to I-684 N. Take exit 10 to Route 202 W for almost a mile. Turn right on Main St over the river and follow to N Main St. Spot the spur trail on your right next to a market.
The Maybrook Trailway follows alongside the New Haven RR Line, where a second set of tracks (removed in 1962) used to be. The Line was created in 1882. The Maybrook Trailway currently exists in Brewster proper, with future plans to extend east to the Danbury, CT border. Heading northwest the trail will be extended to the Dutchess Rail Trail , Walkway over the Hudson and Hudson Valley Rail Trail . All are part of the Empire State Trail , which will be a continuous 750-mile route spanning the state from New York City to Canada and Buffalo to Albany, creating the longest multi-use state trail in the nation. In Brewster, the Maybrook Trailway will soon (Currently under construction as of August 2018) connect to the Putnam County Trailway which travels south connecting to the North County Trailway, South County Trailway and Old Putnam Rail Trail . For more information visit; MAYBROOK TRAILWAY .
As of August 2018 the trail has a gap in the middle that requires stairs to bypass. Still a work in progress!
Starting from N Main Street; Follow the paved spur trail up to the Maybrook Trailway. The paved trail is separated from the RR tracks by a black fence
Note; Across N Main St will be the future connection to the Putnam County Trailway.
Heading left (North); The trail crosses Crosby Ave before currently ending below the Tonetta Lake Rd bridge after 0.4 miles.
Heading left (East); The trail follows a slight ridge along an open corridor. After 0.5 miles is a future spur on your right that will lead down to Wells Park. After crossing a bridge over Peaceable Hill Rd the trail currently ends after 0.8 miles (1.2 miles total) where a gap exists on a trestle over the East Branch Croton River.
Note; To reach the next section you must carry your bike down stairs to Peaceable Hill Rd and head left to Main St. Turn left on Main St to E Main and head left to another set of stairs back up to the trail. About a 0.4 mile detour. Not recommended for kids on bikes.
Continuing east from the unfinished trestle (Not including detour miles) the trail travels underneath I-84 before crossing over Route 202 and underneath I-684 and an on-ramp where the trail currently ends after 1.8 miles Total.
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