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Celebrate Drier Weather - Tuesday Hike up Turkey Mountain to view the sunset

Turkey Mountain Preserve Hike

We will come out at dusk to dark - Bring headlamps or flashlights

  • Terrain - Up 1 steep Mt
  • Distance - under 3 miles
  • Pace - Moderate up, slow down
  • Time - about 1 1/2 hours
  • Rain cancels

"Turkey Mountain and it's surrounding parkland of 150 acres are a triumph of public purpose. The measure of a strong community is not just what it does to preserve and promote civilized culture, but what it also does to maintain an oasis, or retreat, for the wild." (, "A Trip Up Turkey Mountain", Dec., 2005)

(Photo, William Kellner,, July, 2008)

Join Ted for a mid-week opportunity for some quick exercise and socializing. It is a short hike of under 3 miles. The first half of the hike will be slightly fast. The very beginning is a relatively short stretch, allowing for a nice warm up. The next mile is a steady undulating uphill walk (many short uphills and a few longer ones). This is the obvious exercise portion of the hike. We will take a break on top, to take in the views of the Hudson, New Croton Reservoir, Bear Mountain, Storm King and on a clear day the NYC skyline. The return hike will be over the same path, but at a slower pace to accommodate a bit of socializing and taking in nature. Round trip should be around 1 1/2 hours.

CONTACT: Send Ted any questions you have regarding this hike. If you are lost or running late the day of the hike, give Ted a call  (203) 240-2706.

CITY: Yorktown Heights, Westchester County, New York

DIRECTIONSFrom the South (New York/White Plains) Take the New York State Thruway/Major Deegan North to the Saw Mill Parkway North. Follow SMP to 26: Taconic State Parkway North. Follow TSP to the Underhill Avenue exit. At the end of the exit ramp, turn right onto Underhill Ave. At traffic light turn right onto New York State Route 118. Drive 1.6 miles south. You will find the entrance to the trailhead on the right, directly across from the sign for Peter Pratt's Inn.

GPS :  [masked], [masked] or 902 route 118, yorktown heights, new york

Liability Waiver: This is a fun and interesting group of people that enjoy hiking and socializing, it is not organized by a professional hiker.  Hiking or outdoor activities have inherent risks. Your participation in our hikes or other events could be dangerous and can result in serious injury, medical emergency, even death.
You agree to participate in this event completely at your own risk and to take full responsibility for your own safety and well being, including those of your guests.

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  • Kathie S.

    Ted - thank you again. I had never been to Turkey Mountain even though I have lived in the area for 25 years. I appreciate your putting it together on short notice - you sure did pick the right night to go. Views were spectacular!

    September 4, 2013

  • Ted

    The rains cleaned the dust from the air, never saw NYC so clearly. We could actually see some NYC glass reflected sunlight.

    September 3, 2013

  • Peter R.

    Me either - I googled it because I thought there would be a shorter way from where I live, but because I didn't use a specific address, I got the wrong directions. When I got home & looked for the Peter Pratt Inn, I got the right directions. Sorry I missed it, but I've got good directions for next time!

    September 3, 2013

  • Jeff

    Sorry, couldn't find the site? Even with the linked IPhone/internet map. I tried.

    September 3, 2013

  • Conio S.

    Something came up, I'll have to decline for tonight

    September 3, 2013

  • Diane P

    My favorite little oasis! Maybe at the last minute if life allows

    September 2, 2013

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