The Best Walking Trails in Westchester for a Beautiful Stroll

Marshlands Conservancy
Photo by Ken Gabrielsen

Want to go for a simple stroll with the kids? Here are a few local paths known for their flat, family-friendly terrain.

Marshlands Conservancy

A favorite of Rye locals, this 147-acre wildlife sanctuary is packed with meadows, marshes, and forestland, not to mention a host of flat, easily traversed trails.

South County Trailway

This trail used to be the course of a railroad system, so walkers can expect two sections — one 11.6 miles and another 14.1 miles long — to be both relatively flat and generally paved.

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North Country Trailway

This mostly paved, multiuse path stretches 22.1 relatively placid miles, from Somers to Mount Pleasant, and even continues north as the Putnam Trailway, for those who crave a longer trek.

The RiverWalk

This incredibly scenic (and still in-progress) 51.5-mile-long series of trails and paths winds through 14 Westchester municipalities along the Hudson River, offering both exceptional views and an easygoing terrain.