Post-Halloween Hike: Dobbs Ferry to Sleepy Hollow, Following the Legend

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11/06/2011 10:30 am

Organized by the Westchester Trails Association. Look for details of the December, January, and February hikes in WTA’s winter schedule, which can be found on their website HERE.

8 miles, easy hiking into the unknown. This hike, mostly on the Old Croton Aqueduct, will start out happily enough, as we walk from the site of the former Overseer’s house in Dobbs Ferry to Lyndhurst. There, the reading of excerpts from Washington Irving’s “Legend of Sleepy Hollow” will begin. As the story unfolds, the hike will follow the route, as much as possible, taken by Ichabod Crane through Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow on the fateful night when he met the Headless Horseman. As sundown approaches, hikers will walk through the burying ground of the Old Dutch Church and visit the graves of the author and some of the characters in the story. The plan is to (hopefully) return safely to our cars via the Aqueduct. Bring a flashlight, “just in case." Leader: Eileen West,

Meet the leader at the Sleepy Hollow H.S. parking lot (access is from Route 448, just east of Route 9) at 10:30 a.m. Hikers will do a car shuttle from there to the start of the hike. Transportation contribution for the shuttle is $1.