Escape from New York

routes between New York City and other places

skating inline in the Hudson Valley

what's here

bulletEast side of the river
bulletWest side of the river
bulletRiver loop around both sides
bulletmore

see also

bulletmore routes and places | text list | map
bulletstories + photos:  west into New Jersey | north into Bronx - Westchester
bulletNYCSK8 - The New York City Inline Skating Guide
bulletEmpire Skate Club

East side of the river

Hudson River line

see Photos of Manhattan to Sleepy Hollow Photos

Story

see Photos of Manhattan to Sleepy Hollow
bulletOctober 2003 : Manhattan to Sleepy Hollow - Empire Skate club [ photos | story ]
 

NYC to Yonkers

bulletBronx: 242nd & Broadway subway station to Yonkers waterfront and Metro North train station. (about 5.1 miles)
bulletManhattan direct:  Broadway Bridge - Riverdale Ave - Yonkers (about 6.4 miles)
bulletManhattan scenic:  Broadway Bridge - Palisades Ave - Yonkers

within NYC: distances

bulletColumbus Circle to Broadway Bridge = 8.5-9 miles
bulletBroadway Bridge to 242nd & Broadway subway station = 1.3 miles
bulletManhattan island: length = 13 miles, width = mostly around 2.0 - 2.3 miles
bulletCentral Park:  length = 2.6 miles, width = 0.55 miles, full loop road = around 6.1 - 6.2 miles
bulletHudson River Greenway (west side of Manhattan): South Ferry to underneath GWB = around 12.4 miles. 

NYC to Dobbs Ferry

bulletYonkers - Warburton Ave - Hastings - Rt 9 - Dobbs Ferry village (steep downhill to Metro North train station) (around 6 miles -- total 12.5 miles from Broadway Bridge)

to Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow

bulletYonkers - Dobbs Ferry - Rt 9 - Tarrytown - Sleepy Hollow (steep downhill to Metro North train station or gentler to Phillips Manor station) (12-13 miles -- total 18-20 miles from Broadway Bridge)
 
bulletsee stories + photos

to Eastview and North County Trailway (the River way)

bulletYonkers - Dobbs Ferry - Tarrytown - Tarrytown Lakes Trailway - Eastview - North County Trailway (about 12.3 miles -- total 18-19 miles from Broadway Bridge)

Eastview Park & Ride is the south end of North County Trailway.

Taxicab between North County Trailway and Pleasantville train station (? or on the roads for 1.4 miles, including some with higher traffic volumes and higher speeds ?)

Perhaps this route could be combined with the Eastview - interior way to make a loop.

Harlem Valley line

NYC to South County Trailway (the interior way)

bulletBroadway Bridge (or start at 242nd & Broadway subway station) thru Yonkers somehow to some point on Nepperhan Ave.  Turn east on Hearst St across the Saw Mill River Parkway at a traffic light, then north a block to Barney St and the south end of South County Trailway.  (around 10 miles) -- see bicycling reports on combining Trailways with roads 

to Eastview and North County Trailway (the interior way)

bulletBroadway Bridge thru Yonkers to South County Trailway, connect on roads to Eastview and North County Trailway (around 19 miles) -- see bicycling reports on combining Trailways with roads.

Taxicab between North County Trailway and Pleasantville train station (? or on the roads for 1.4 miles, including some with higher traffic volumes and higher speeds ?)

Perhaps this route could be combined with the Eastview - river way to make a loop.  (37-38 mile loop from Broadway Bridge thru Eastview -- or around 35 mile loop from 242nd St subway station)

see also:

bullet Westchester County Trailways info + links on Bike Hudson Valley
bullet bicycling reports on combining Trailways with roads

to Yorktown Heights and Mahopac

bulletEastview - North County Trailway - Yorktown Heights - Putnam County Bicycle Trail - Mahopac

Taxicab between Yorktown Heights and Goldens Bridge train station, or between Mahopac and Brewster train station.

Putnam County has a long-term plan to extend the Bicycle Trail from Mahopac to Carmel and then all the way to Brewster where there is a Metro North train station.

Distances for Westchester + Putnam Trailways: 

bulletEastview to Yorktown Heights = about 15 miles
bulletEastview to Mahopac = about 23 miles
bulletBarney St to Mahopac = about 32 miles
bulletBroadway Bridge to Yorktown Heights = about 34 miles
bulletBroadway Bridge to Mahopac = about 42 miles

see also:

bullet Westchester County Trailways info + links on Bike Hudson Valley
bullet Putnam County Trailway info + links on Bike Hudson Valley

West side of the river

GWB - Piermont - Nyack

181st St & Fort Washington Ave (or Broadway) subway station - cross Hudson River on George Washington Bridge south sidewalk - Hudson Terrace and other roads to Rt 9W North - some steep hills down and exit at Sparkill to turn east to Piermont, then north along the river to Nyack. 

around 21 miles between 181st & Fort Washington Ave subway station and Nyack

Take the Red & Tan bus back to Manhattan.  Or retrace your route (42 miles round trip)

Bear Mt - Garrison

bulletGarrison train station + Bear Mt Bridge to GWB (the West side River way)

Garrison train station - Rt 9D South - west across Bear Mt Bridge - south thru Haverstraw - Nyack - GWB.  Can try using ideas from New York state Bicycle Route 9 (look for the green signs).

around 48 miles between 181st & Fort Washington Ave subway station and Garrison Metro-North train station (the West side River way)

Some very challenging downhills on Rt 9W and other roads.

If need to bail out early, can get a Red & Tan bus back to Manhattan from several stops south of Haverstraw.

North-bound the downhills are more challenging and the bail-out possibilities get much tougher to find, and no streetlights if you use up all your daylight time.

bulletGWB to Seven Lakes Drive + Bear Mt Bridge + Garrison (the Seven Lakes way)

GWB - Westwood NJ - Allendale NJ - Airmont - Pomona - Seven Lakes Drive - Harriman and Bear Mt State Parks - Bear Mt Bridge - Rt 9D North - Garrison train station

around 63 miles between 181st & Fort Washington Ave subway station and Garrison Metro-North train station (the Seven Lakes way)

Some challenging downhills -- at least one very challenging.

Before making the climb up into Harriman Park, could bail out to the Red & Tan bus at stops south of Haverstraw.

West Point - Storm King Mt - Newburgh - Beacon

bulletBeacon train station - West Point - GWB (the West side River way)

Beacon train station - cross Hudson River west on Newburgh-Beacon Bridge south sidewalk - Storm King Mountain Highway - West Point USMA campus - Bear Mt - Haverstraw - Nyack - GWB

around 64 miles between Beacon Metro-North train station and 181st & Fort Washington Ave subway station (the West side River way).

Very very spectacular and very challenging.

Some very challenging downhills on Rt 9W and other roads.

If need to bail out early, can get a Red & Tan bus back to Manhattan from several stops south of Haverstraw.

North-bound the downhills are more challenging and the bail-out possibilities get much tougher to find, and no streetlights if you use up all your daylight time.

bulletGWB - West Point - Beacon train station (the Seven Lakes way)

GWB - Westwood NJ - Allendale NJ - Airmont - Pomona - Seven Lakes Drive - Harriman and Bear Mt State Parks - West Point USMA campus - Storm King Mountain Highway - Newburgh - cross Hudson River east on Newburgh-Beacon Bridge south sidewalk - Beacon train station

around 79 miles between 181st & Fort Washington Ave subway station and Beacon Metro-North train station (the Seven Lakes Drive way).

Very very spectacular and very challenging.

Sometimes travel thru either the West Point USMA campus or on the Storm King Mountain Highway is not permitted, so try to check both in advance.

River loop around both sides

bulletGWB - New Jersey - Bayonne Bridge - Staten Island - Ferry - Manhattan - GWB

About 43 miles.  A challenging adventure with some great views and variety -- see Stories | Photos

Shorter routes can be done by using ferries or PATH trains to or from Port Imperial, Hoboken, Liberty State Park.

A possible source for route ideas could be this bicycle route:  New York Harbor Circle

bulletother Hudson River loops?

Verrazano Narrows Bridge is not normally open for skating (or bicycling or walking) -- except once a year for runners in the New York Marathon.

Tappan Zee Bridge is not normally open for skating (or bicycling or walking) -- except once a year for a charity bicycle ride for Multiple Sclerosis.

? GWB - Bear Mountain Bridge - GWB ? :  I've done this loop several times riding on a bike (see bike route).  It was a great adventure for me on a bike -- but I could not imagine trying to skate the whole thing.

more . . .

bulletmore routes and places | text list | map
bulletstories + photos:  west into New Jersey | north into Bronx - Westchester
bulletNYCSK8 - The New York City Inline Skating Guide
bulletEmpire Skate Club
bullet Central Park Skate Patrol

 

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