East Tributary of Mosholu River from Yonkers to Bronx

MEET at H F Redmond Junior Memorial Park in Yonkers at 10:30am. ENTRANCE ON COOK AVENUE.

An approximately 5.5 mile hike from H F Redmond Memorial Park in Yonkers to Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. Redmond Park is where the eastern tributary of the Mosholu River (aka Tibbetts Brook) takes its headwaters. We will be walking on the South County Trail for part of this walk and the above-ground portions of the River will run somewhat parallel to the course. We will stop by Tibbetts Brook Park and then walk to Van Cortlandt Park through to Tibbetts Lake. Lots of wildlife watching opportunities along the way.

Restroom and vending machine breaks along the way. Bring snacks if you like - plenty of pretty places to rest along this route. At Van Cortlandt, we will end by the golf house cafe, where you can buy lunch or just relax. We will end the main part of the walk here. The 1 train, Manhattan express buses, Metronorth and Bx buses to the East Bronx are easily accessible from our ending point. 

After lunch, I will be available to take anyone who may be interested for a fast-paced hike around the southern portion of the Mosholu River. This second optional part will be a condensed repeat of the informational tour I gave on July 30th. During this hike, we will walk through the original course of the now-underground parts of the Mosholu River, see where the evidence of the river underneath still exists and talk about the two islands - Marble Hill and Paparinemin - which became part of the mainland when the River was rerouted. Depending on where you choose to drop off from this second part, your total walking distance for the day should be about 7 - 7.5 miles. During the second part, we will be close to the 1 train on Broadway, Metronorth, Manhattan express buses, and several Bx buses. 

Suggested Transportation to Redmond Park: 
From Grand Central: take Metronorth (Hudson Line) to Yonkers Station (fare: $11). From the station, take the Beeline 25 or the Beeline 7 bus , both of which will take you very close to the park. Contact me for details on the route if needed.

From West Bronx: 
1 Train to 242nd st 
At 242nd, Beeline 1 bus to Riverdale Ave and Main St 
Transfer to Beeline 7, which will take you very close to the park

From East Bronx: 
4 train to Woodlawn (last stop) 
Beeline 20 bus to Yonkers Ave and Central Park Ave 
Transfer to Beeline 7 bus, take to Yonkers Ave & Valentine St, very close to the park

Ticks: theoretically, there could be ticks along the South County Trail and in Van Cortlandt Park, so dress like you normally would for a hike in the woods. 

Contact hike leader directly if you have questions about the hike.

Check for weekend subway route changes here: MTA Weekender (http://web.mta.info/weekender.html)

Leader: Margarita Eremeyev 347-224-7730 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Event date: 8- 27-2017 10:30 AM
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Hikeleader Margarita Eremeyev
Phone 347-224-7730
Email meremeyev@gmail.com
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