April Fools Day Shore Walk at Croton on the Hudson!

Forecast for near 60, hope we don’t get “foiled” agin as it is  April Fools Day! lol  Come join us for this easy scenic spring walk along the Hudson River! We will be covering about 6 miles in 2 1/2 hours at a moderate pace, which will include a break or two to take in all the views.  Starting on Half Moon Bay Ave. we will be traveling onto a newer part of the Greenway passing by Senasqua Park and onto Croton Landing where there is a 911 memorial.   Most of the trail is paved and level with a short section of  an uneven stone path by the condos.

Though it is mostly flat the pavement can be hard on the feet so I would recommend hiking shoes, boots, or very supportive sneakers or walking shoes.  Water is a must, sunscreen and snacks to stay energized! There is a portable john by Croton Landing and the restrooms at the landing should also be open.

Lets’ enjoy the spring thaw and  our beautiful Hudson River!

Directions:  Upon approaching Croton Point Park over the bridge, you will see a ball park on your left at the fork in the road.  BEAR LEFT (or straight)AT THE FORK,  WHICH DEAD ENDS AND PARK IN THE BALL PARK PARKING LOT ON YOUR LEFT.  DO NOT GO IN TO CROTON POINT PARK WHICH IS TO THE RIGHT AT THE FORK IN THE ROAD. DO NOT PARK AT THE MAIN PARKING LOT OF CROTON PT PARK. If you reach the toll booth for the park you went too far. Use directions below until approach of park entrance where you will stay straight(by ballpark on your left) and park in lot on your left near the dead end and not fork right into the park.


From the North:
New York State Thruway [1—87] (South) over Tappan Zee Bridge to Exit  (Tarrytown). Proceed North on Route 9 for approximately 10 miles and exit at Croton Point Avenue, turn left at end of ramp; turn left at light; Park entrance straight ahead but  Do not go into park, but stay straight at fork and park in lot on your left by ballpark and deadend. 


From the South [Yonkers and points South] 
New York State Thruway [North] to Exit 9, (Tarrytown). Proceed North on Route 9 for approximately 10 miles and exit at Croton Point Avenue turn left at end of ramp; turn left at light; Park entrance straight
ahead but  Do not enter park. Stay straight at fork and park in lot on your left at dead end and next to ballpark.

From the East [Port Chester and points East] 
Merritt Parkway (South) or New England Thruway (South) to 1-287 [West to the New York State Thruway [North] to Exit 9 (Tarrytown). Proceed North on Route 9 for approximately 10 miles and exit at Croton Point Avenue, turn left at end of ramp; turn left at light; Park entrance straight ahead but do not go into park, stay straight at fork and park in lot on your  left at dead end and next to ball park on your left. 

From the West [Rockland County and points West] 
New York State Thruway to Exit 9 (Tarrytown). Proceed North on Route 9 for approximately 10 miles and exit at Croton Point Avenue, turn left at end of ramp; turn left at light; Park entrance straight ahead but do not go into park, stay straight at fork and park in lot on your left at dead end and next to ball park.

By Train: 
Metro North Hudson Line to Croton Harmon Station; exit the station into the parking lot, make a left out of the parking lot, make a left into Croton Point Park (over the railroad tracks). Approximately 20 minutes walk about 1/2 a mile to ballpark.

 



 OPTIONAL dinner at Umanis at  325 S. Riverside Av. Croton on the Hudson,[masked] just a few minutes away! Checkout their eclectic menu at: http://www.umamicafe.com/dinner.htm see below for menu details and directions.


 

menü philosophy: Many of menu choices are original creations or re-interpretations of dishes from around the world. The common theme is an abundance ofümami in each dish. Some of the choices are highly seasoned; please ask your server for guidance. If you wish, sample more items, order all starter plates as a meal, let the prices and your server help you judge the right balance between portion size and/or your appetite at the moment. Our goal is to serve you quality food prepared in a variety of cultural styles at a fair prices with a welcoming, relaxed manner of service.

Directions: Turn right out of parking lot cross over bridge and come to a traffic light  at RIverside Ave..  Turn left at light and Umanis will be on your right  shortly. They also have additional parking across the street behind the bird shop.

 

photos by yours truly

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  • Jim S.

    It was a great hike along the river.

    April 2, 2014

  • Susan

    A little history about the name “Senasqua” and the area we walked today at Croton on the Hudson: Before the coming of the white man, the Kitchawank Indians established a fortified village on Croton Neck(located in Croton Point Park), site of the present bungalow area, for the purpose of protecting their oyster beds in Haverstraw Bay and adjoining waters. It is believed to have been one of the best fortified spots along the river in 1609 when Henry Hudson explored this region. In 1924 when Westchester County took possession of the Point there were still evidences of the villages and the Indian burying ground.
    At an earlier period (about 1682), the southern point and perhaps all of the area came into the possession of William and Sarah Teller. The Indians had called the point Navish and the flat meadows where the Children's Camp is now located Senasqua, meaning grass.

    April 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very enjoyable spring afternoon walking along the Hudson. Nice seeing everyone!

    April 1, 2014

  • Susan

    Lets’ not forget our great photographers; Jerry, Jim and Sue who add so much to these events!! Thanks guys!

    April 1, 2014

  • Susan

    A beautiful scenic spring walk along the Hudson with a great group. Thanks to all who helped make it happen.

    April 1, 2014

  • Jerry C.

    Small, cheerful group. Pleasant walk on the shore of the Hudson in warm sunshine.

    April 1, 2014

  • Jim

    Hike only as well. See you later.

    April 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be doing hike only.

    April 1, 2014

  • Elise

    Last year we did this hike in June, and I took a personal day from work! I'd do the same to do it again on Tuesday, but this week is state testing week. Oh well; next time!have fun!

    March 29, 2014

  • Karlyn

    This is one of my favorite place to hike. Wish my foot is healing sooner so I could join you.

    March 29, 2014

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