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Hike up Turkey Mountain to view the sunset/almost full moon

  • Oct 17, 2013 · 5:30 PM
  • Turkey Mountain


Turkey Mountain Park 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." (lohud.com, "A Trip Up Turkey Mountain", Dec., 2005)

(Photo, William Kellner, hillsofhome.blogspot.com/, 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.

LOCATION: GPS :  [masked], [masked]

Turkey Mountain Park

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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  • Doreen

    My first sunset hike and I loved it.

    October 20, 2013

  • Patrick

    Sorry I missed this. I hiked Turkey Mountain on Tuesday, SOLO! It was an awesome afternoon with gorgeous weather. Just viewed the photos and they were all exceptional; Happy Birthday Ted (I won't sing). Looking forward to seeing everyone soon; Have a great weekend!

    October 18, 2013

  • Gizzelle Rojas B.

    Awesome... Motivated to purchase some hiking poles so helpful on our way down. Any recommendations?

    October 17, 2013

  • Dave

    Great hike, great leader, great group of hikers. And we made it back before the rain! Great job Ted!

    1 · October 17, 2013

  • Ted

    PS thank you all for singing happy birthday to me, at one of my favorite places, at one of my favorite times of the day.

    October 17, 2013

  • Ted

    A fantastic experience, great weather, got off to a late start and that gave us the experience of a great night hike that we probably would had not experienced. People loved it, the fall insect sounds, the moon, the positive attitudes - all was good

    October 17, 2013

  • Gizzelle Rojas B.

    Uphill climb challenging having not hikes since last spring. Top panoramic view amazing, coming down with flashlights and headlamps exhilarating total sensory experience. Best of all though, the fantastic people.

    October 17, 2013

  • Joanne

    Thank you Ted for a great evening hike. Nice people and views with the almost full moon!! Coming down in the dark was exhilarating too!See you next time...

    October 17, 2013

  • Carol S.

    Unfortunately, I won't be able to make it this evening. I hope to join all of you next time. Enjoy the hike !

    October 17, 2013

  • Gizzelle Rojas B.

    What a gorgeous day it turned out to be!!
    Ok, sorry to be confused... So, we are meeting in the parking lot of turkey mountain preserve, but are hiking Turkey Mountain? Wnat ot make sure I go tot he right place.

    October 17, 2013

  • Peter R.

    Hi Ted,
    Sorry I can't make it. I'm in the 2nd day of a nasty stomach virus. Looks like it'll be a great day. Hope you & everyone else has a great time!

    October 17, 2013

  • Ted

    Yes, it is at Turkey Mountain.

    October 16, 2013

  • Gizzelle Rojas B.

    Hi. If it is on... Will it be at turkey mountain?

    October 16, 2013

  • Ted

    As of now the hike is still on. The weather forcast is for partly cloudy. If the weather changes to the worse and I have to cancel - you would recieve an email from me by 3pm.

    October 16, 2013

  • Joanne

    Is this hike still on? I am not sure if its still at Turkey Mtn or not..
    Thanks

    October 16, 2013

  • Fiona

    Sorry Ted have just gone down with a cold. Hope to make the next one!

    October 16, 2013

  • Gizzelle Rojas B.

    Thanks for making a Thursday hike!

    October 14, 2013

  • Jennifer

    Hi, Ted,

    Is this Tuesday hike on Thursday?

    October 14, 2013

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