One Of The Area’s Most Valuable Recreational Amenities
The South County Trailway is a paved bicycle and pedestrian path located primarily on the right-of-way of the former Putnam Division of the New York Central Railroad. The “Old Put,” as it was fondly referred to by commuters, provided freight and passenger service from 1881 to 1958 between the Bronx and Putnam County. Freight service continued to operate sporadically from Elmsford south, with the last freight train making its final run in August 1982.
The Putnam Railroad once served 23 stations in Westchester, some of which still stand today. The former Elmsford station is the only remaining station structure along the South County Trailway. It now houses a restaurant. Historic markers plaques have been placed at most of the former station locations.
The basic, black & white map to the right shows the general location of the trailway. A larger scale, full color map (in PDF format) with details regarding the trailway alignment, access points, local roads and nearby parks and facilities is also available. To View The Full Color Map Click Here .
The Putnam Right-of-Way spans 36.2 linear miles through Westchester County, of which 14.1 miles comprise the South County Trailway, from Eastview south to the New York City border. The remaining 22.1 miles, north of Eastview to the Putnam County, is developed as the North County Trailway.
It runs roughly north-south in southern Westchester county. Its southern end is alongside the Saw Mill River Parkway near Barney St or Farragut Ave, and its northern end is by the Eastview park-and-ride at the Rt 100C exit from the Saw Mill River Parkway.
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