Museum visit then a 5-mile walk at moderate pace on mostly flat trails with one relatively steep trail ascent of about one-half mile. Round-trip on Metro-North to the Glenwood station. Feel free to join us for the museum even if you do not want to join us on the walk.
We will visit the Hudson River Museum in Trevor Park, Yonkers, to view "Tongue in Cheek: The Inflatable Art of Jimmy Kuehnle." Here is a review of the exhibit : At the Hudson River Museum, Art with an Inflated Sense of Itself.
Also view the permanent collection, with emphasis on Hudson River School painters; the Riverama, an excellent exhibit of Hudson River nature and history; and the wonderfully overdone period rooms of the 1877 Glenview mansion. Museum admission is $6.00.
Bring food and drink and eat at the museum; there is a small area in the lobby with tables and chairs, or if the weather is nice eat outside. The gift shop has a very small selection of snacks and beverages and that is the only opportunity to buy food on this walk.
Around 2:00 we will leave the museum and walk north on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail to Untermyer Gardens, a 43 acre park with formal gardens, statuary, and expansive views of the Hudson River and the Palisades. Read about the gardens here: www.untermyergardens.org. The aqueduct trail is level, but may be a bit muddy. There is a relatively steep ascent of about one-half mile from the aqueduct trail to the gardens.
After viewing the gardens we will return south on the aqueduct to the Glenwood train station. There are trains from Glenwood to New York at 4:30 and 5:01, we will try for the 4:30.
Meet: 12:00 p.m. at the Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers.
Directions: Buy a round trip ticket. Take the Metro-North Hudson Line train from Grand Central at 11:20 a.m. ($15.50 round trip) or from Harlem/125th Street at 11:30 a.m. ($15.50 round trip) or from Marble Hill at 11:42 a.m. ($6.00 round trip) or from Riverdale at 11:48 a.m. ($6.00 round trip) to the Glenwood station, arriving at 11:53 a.m. The hike leader is getting on at Marble Hill.
From the station, walk one block up Glenwood Avenue, turn left on to Ravine Avenue, at the end of Ravine Avenue enter Trevor Park and follow the path to museum entrance.
The MTA offers a combined train and museum discount ticket that can be purchased at Metro North ticket counters, ticket machines or online. Click here for details.