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© 2015-19 by Yorktown Trailtown

 

Projects

 

In three short years, we’re proud to have accomplished so much - and there’s much more to come!

Ongoing Projects
  • Sponsor events, including guided walks, hikes and cycle rides that encourage greater use of Yorktown’s extensive trail network.

  • Use social media and print publications to promote Yorktown’s trails throughout Westchester and the greater Hudson Valley.

 

Current projects (2017-2018)
  • Mohansic Trailway. Working with the Town of Yorktown to construct the 0.4 mile Mohansic Trailway link along the town’s right of way between Route 118 and Baldwin Road.  Anticipated start date: Fall, 2017, with completion in Summer, 2018.

  • Publication and distribution of the second edition of the Map of the North County Trailway at Yorktown Heights.

  • Continued promotion of The Trails of Yorktown video created by Liz Gmoser.

 

Completed Projects (2015-2017)
  • The Trails of Yorktown video. Mentored high school senior Liz Gmoser, creator of the video that is featured on the town’s web site, YouTube, and other social media sites.

  • Secured two grants from the Hudson Valley Greenway for the construction of the Mohansic Trailway link.

  • Installed two permanent North County Trailway at Yorktown Heights signs along the Trailway, one in Railroad Park and one just south of the Park across from the highway garage. The signs are designed to encourage Trailway users to visit local businesses in the hamlet.

  • Published and distributed 10,000 copies of  the Map of the North County Trailway at Yorktown Heights in Yorktown and locations throughout Westchester.

  • Created and posted “What’s Nearby” signs in kiosks at several Yorktown trails. Designed to promote local businesses, the project was done in conjunction with  the Yorktown High School Civic Internship Program.

  • Co-sponsored hikes, nature walks and cycle rides with the Westchester Cycle Club and the Bedford Audubon Society.

  • Co-sponsored a series of bike safety classes with the Westchester Cycle Club.

  • Conducted the first ever formal usage study of the North County Trailway as it passes through Yorktown Heights.

  •  Provided links to Yorktown’s 20 trail locations on the Committee’s web site.

  • Lobbied the Town Board and Planning Board in support of various existing and proposed trail connections. 

  • Coordinated with the Yorktown Land Trust to promote its publication, The Yorktown Walkbook.

  • Became an official 501c(3)  not-for-profit organization.