CONGERS LAKE TRAILWAY:
CONGERS, NEW YORK
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Last Updated: August 19, 2018
Length: Congers Lake Trailway; 2.5 miles
Congers Lake Trailway to Rockland Lake SP Bike Path (on-road); 0.8 miles
Difficulty: Congers Lake Trailway; Easy. Flat paved trail with some boardwalk sections.
From I-87/287 take exit 12 to Route 303 north. As soon as you pass by the Congers town line you'll come to a blinking light. Turn left down Gilchrest Rd, then right into Congers Lake Memorial Park. The trail passes through the parking lot where you spot the crosswalks.
Congers Lake Trailway encircles Congers Lake at Congers Lake Memorial Park. The park has a Community Center, swimming pool, sports courts, playground and picnic tables. The trail is continuous but broken into five named sections; North Trailway, Route 303 Trailway, Memorial Park Trailway, South Trailway and West Trailway. The Rockland Lake State Park Bike Path is close by for another biking opportunity. To avoid the parking fee at Rockland Lake SP or if you wish to bike both trails, I would suggest parking at Congers Lake Memorial Park and utilizing the paved Congers Lake Trail to access a short on-road section to Rockland Lake SP. For more information visit; TOWN OF CLARKSTOWN PARKS .
Starting from Congers Lake Memorial Park; A map board is located near the trailhead which is located on the east side of the parking lot (look for the yellow bike sign). (Map boards located all along the trail) The wide paved Route 303 Trailway heads past the gate turning north. This section is shaded with limited views of Congers Lake. After passing by the Route 303 parking lot you'll come to Lake Rd after 0.6 miles.
Note; To access the Rockland Lake State Park Bike Path turn right along Lake St and cross over Route 303. Continue on-road (low volume traffic) up Lake St past Congers Bike Shop. This will take you out to Route 9W at 0.4 miles. Caution; No Cross-light, so cross with the green light to the Park's entrance. Take your first right and follow the park road past the gatehouse. Turn left through Parking Lot 6 to access the Rockland Lake State Park Bike Path after 0.8 miles.
Heading left along the boardwalk on the North Trailway you pass a promenade overlooking the Lake before returning to a paved trail. This open section travels along the northern end of the lake before taking you along another boardwalk.
Note; A spur trail on your right at 0.8 miles leads to the Pleasant Street parking lot.
The West Trailway follows mostly boardwalk along the western edge of the Lake. To your right is the active CSX Railroad. More promenades. After 1.8 miles you come to the paved South Trailway, following the south shore of the Lake. Cross Congers Dam and start up the east side of the Lake. Enter Memorial Park and the Memorial Park Trailway. Here you'll find picnic tables, playgrounds and sports fields. The trail loops around the park returning you to the Congers Lake Memorial Park parking lot after a 2.5 mile loop.
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