The North County Trailway is a paved bicycle and pedestrian path mostly on the former right-of-way of the Putnam Division of the New York Central Railroad. The Trailway runs 22.1 miles (35.6 km), from the Putnam County border south to the Eastview section of southern Greenburgh, where it nears the South County Trailway. The County of Westchester intends to construct a paved off-road path for connection to the South County Trailway, which will require negotiation with New York state (which owns this land). The target date for construction is 2013. Travel between the trailways is dangerous for pedestrians and bicyclists; consult the South County Trailway Wikipedia page for directions or Google Maps bicycle directions.
The paved North County Trailway's northern terminus is at the border of Putnam County, at Rt 118 near Rt 6. The Putnam County Trailway begins here; it is about 12 miles long, north, then east, and south to Brewster. All but one mile of the Putnam trail is completed. The final section is scheduled to be completed in 2012 bringing it to the Brewster Station.
There is a short section on the shoulder of NY 100 between Millwood and Briarcliff Manor and another within Briarcliff Manor where NY 100 meets NY 9A. A spur at Eastview leads west to a mile-long paved path along the south shore of the Tarrytown Lakes Reservoir. The North County Trailway is the central part of a 90 miles (140 km) countywide rail trail system.
The Putnam Railroad provided freight and passenger service from 1881 to 1958 between the Bronx and Putnam County. The “Old Put,” as it was fondly called by commuters, served 23 stations in Westchester. One of those still standing is the Tudor-revival style Briarcliff Manor station, used as a public library. Other former stations can be found along the trailway in Millwood, and in Railroad Park in Yorktown Heights. Historic marker plaques have been placed at most of the former stations.
See also 
- Westchester County Parks Department Information
- Westchester County North County Trailway Brochure (pdf)
- Bicycle Map of the North and South County Trailway
- Route of the trail
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