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.
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.
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.
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.