Update May 15: with the new MTA schedule the train leaves Grand Central at 8:50 a.m. so I changed the meeting time at Grand Central to 8:30.
23 mile, moderate-paced hike on paved paths and sidewalks from the Kensico Dam in Valhalla, Westchester County, to Soundview Park in the Bronx along the Bronx River. About 13 miles in Westchester County and 10 miles in the Bronx.
The walk will take 9 to 10 hours. After reaching Soundview Park we will walk one mile back to the 6 line along Westchester Avenue. We hope to reach the 6 line before 7:00 p.m.
We will start by walking on top of the Kensico Dam, then head south 5 miles along the pathway to Hartsdale, then walk on suburban streets to Scarsdale, where we will pick up the pathway again and walk 4.6 miles to Bronxville.
From Bronxville, we will walk along streets again until we reach 233rd Street in the Bronx, right by Woodlwan Cemetery, then follow the Bronx River Greenway south past the New York Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo and through Starlight Park and Concrete Plant Park to Soundview Park.
Bring snacks, water and lunch. We will take a morning break in Hartsdale and later stop for lunch in Bronxville. The paths are mostly flat with a few inclines. Numerous drop-off points along the walk for the Metro-North Hudson Line and then the 2 and 6 train in the Bronx.
Meet: 8:30 a.m. at Grand Central Station at the Information Booth in the main lobby. We will take the 8:50 a.m. Metro-North Harlem Line train to Valhalla, $9.75 one way. the train will stop at 125th Street at 8:57 a.m., at Fordham at 9:04 a.m., and at White Plains at 9:22 a.m., arriving at the Valhalla station at 9:30 a.m. Check for other route information at Metro-North Schedules.
Video: Soundview Park Restoration Project