Mario Cuomo Bridge - Bicycle & Pedestrian Path
One Of The Rivertowns Most Valuable Recreational Amenities
The Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge bicycle and pedestrian path (aka The Bridge Path) extends from the Village of Tarrytown in Westchester County, across the Hudson River at one of its widest points, to the Village of South Nyack in Rockland County. The path, which is located on the northern side of the westbound span, features six scenic overlooks, interpretive displays and public art across its length. Visitor parking and amenities are available at both the Rockland and Westchester landings.
At 3.6 miles, The Bridge Path welcomes runners, bikers, walkers, and commuters alike and provides a new connection for non-motorized travel. The path, with its six overlooks and amenities at each landing, offers an exciting and unique recreational experience. Each overlook was designed in partnership with the community and celebrates the rich history of the Hudson Valley.
Westchester Landing - East Entrance To The Path
The Westchester Landing is located less than a mile from downtown Tarrytown at 333 South Broadway, next to the NYS Thruway Authority maintenance facility. The Landing features a Welcome Center, outdoor pavilion, interactive displays, and public art.
Restrooms are located in the Welcome Center, which also includes an interactive kiosk to learn more about local restaurants and attractions.
Tides Of Tarrytown - Overlook #1
Tides of Tarrytown is a reference to both the rich history of the village and the changes to its shoreline over time. The timber-clad bench of this overlook performs double-duty as a viewing platform, providing a panoramic view of Tarrytown to the north and of New York City to the south. The mirror-polished canopy captures the Manhattan skyline and reflects it downward.
Elevation Over Water At This Point = 125 Feet
Approximate Mile Marker = Mile 0.5
Half Moon - Overlook #2 (at the east side of the superstructure of the bridge)
This overlook, located adjacent to the river’s navigation channel and named after the ship captained by Henry Hudson in 1609, speaks to the region’s nautical history. Stand in the “prow” of this overlook to see the river flowing directly below you. The timber bench features a nautical curve while inscriptions in the canopy celebrate Henry Hudson’s historic voyage more than 400 years ago.
Elevation Over Water At This Point = 140 Feet
Approximate Mile Marker = Mile 0.5
River Crossing - Overlook #3 (at the west side of the superstructure of the bridge)
Located approximately halfway across the river, this overlook focuses on the historical connection and modes of transportation between the villages of Nyack and Tarrytown before, during and after the Tappan Zee Bridge. The canopies of this overlook were inspired by the lattice construction of the Tappan Zee Bridge, and the openings in the benches mimic the access openings used to install the thousands of rivets holding the lattice pieces together. These two structures “shake hands” near the midpoint of the river, celebrating the connectivity between the Nyacks and Tarrytown.
Elevation Over Water At This Point = 139 Feet
Approximate Mile Marker = Mile 1
Painters Point - Overlook #4
Mirroring the muse-like qualities of the Hudson River that have inspired artists throughout the years, Painters Point features an integrated bronze and wood shade structure/seating element that serves as both a viewing frame of the river and Hook Mountain, but also a stage, encouraging impromptu performance. The Hudson has inspired painters, poets, singers and other artists for hundreds of years. Let it be your muse, too, as you stand on the prow to take in or reflect the beauty that surrounds you.
Elevation Over Water At This Point = 102 Feet
Approximate Mile Marker = Mile 1.5
Palisades - Overlook #5
Highlighting the unique geology of the region, Palisades features a multifaceted granite bench that evokes the namesake cliffs rising steeply above the western bank of the river. Sunlight is filtered through the overlook’s perforated shade structure, mimicking the shadows created by the nearby forest canopy.
Elevation Over Water At This Point = 61 Feet
Approximate Mile Marker = Mile 2
Fish & Ships - Overlook #6
Fish & Ships celebrates the waterfront history of the Nyacks (NAY-ACK is the Native American term for “fishing place.”) The benches and shade structure of this overlook celebrate the waterfront history of the Nyacks and the beauty of the Hudson — under the water. The two rows of timber-clad stainless-steel benches, each with its own “fin-like” fish tail, call to mind the river’s schools of fish. The shade structure, ribbed like a boat hull, takes its inspiration from Nyack’s shipbuilding history.
Elevation Over Water At This Point = 37 Feet
Approximate Mile Marker = Mile 2.5
Rockland Landing - West Entrance To The Path
The Rockland Landing is located less than a half a mile from downtown Nyack at 1200 Route 9W in South Nyack, nestled within Interchange 10 of the New York State Thruway. Drivers can access the visitor parking lot from Route 9W. The path is accessible to local residents and cyclists via a spur that also connects to the Esposito Trail, local sidewalks and State Bicycle Route 9 . The Landing features a Welcome Center, public art, and an interactive kiosk to learn more about local restaurants and attractions.
Restrooms are located in the Welcome Center.
Basic Info - The Mario Cuomo Bridge Path
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