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The Best Walking Trails in Westchester for a Beautiful Stroll

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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.

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.

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