Welcome to Woodland Walks. My name is Alex Smoller and I have put together this website to share my walks in parks, preserves, sanctuaries and open spaces in Westchester County, New York, and the surrounding area.
I recently found out about the Briarcliff-Peekskill Trailway (BPT), a 12 mile-long trail that runs from Ossining to the Blue Mountain Reservation in Peekskill. It passes through the Teatown Reservation, which I got a taste of recently, and so I went to check out the BPT in the area of the Teatown Reservation, and to walk some of the Teatown trails. For more information visit the Teatown website which has a printable trail map as well as descriptions of the trails.
I decided to park in the John E. Hand/Bald Mountain parking area, as this would allow me access to the BPT that goes north to the Croton dam, as well as access to the Teatown Reservation to the south. When I did the hike in Hand Park I met a guy who told me of the bald eagles that nested near the dam. I was hoping to see one.
To get to the BPT I walked west on Blinn Rd. It picks up on the right just after the bridge, and follows the stream that comes from Teatown Lake.