Van Cortlandt Park trails, including the Old Croton Aqueduct

Van Cortlandt Park trails, including the Old Croton Aqueduct

Sunday, May 2, 2021 - 11:00am

Joint Walk with the Urban Trail Conference

Free, small group, open-air loop walk. Meet in either of two locations at 11 am: Take the local No. 1, IRT, to the last stop in the Bronx, 242nd St. and meet downstairs on the park side of Broadway OR meet at the first parking lot (free) of the Van Cortlandt Park (VCP) golf course. Or you could meet us where we begin the walk: at the VCP golf clubhouse by the lake.

Moderate walk, approximately 6 miles (4-mile only bail-out option available), can be muddy; portions on the John Muir Trail will be hilly.

Please bring food & water. History, birds, botany, and beauty may be anticipated. We will conclude at the historic 1902 golf clubhouse, where (at your option) you may purchase snacks and drinks.

Sara Kelsey and Victor Scelzo (Urban Trail Conference) co-leaders. Required: pre-registration (limited number); masks; and social distancing. Walk will be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate. Contact Sara Kelsey, saraakelsey@gmail.com or phone/text: 646-303-1448.

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Van Cortland Park

Van Cortlandt Park — more than a thousand acres atop the ridges and valleys of the northwest Bronx — is New York City's third largest park. Playing fields and playgrounds are scattered about the park's edges, surrounding a richly forested heartland fed by Tibbets Brook.