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A small lock and lock hidden along the Yorktown Taconic Trailway
Well, this past spring we found the bridge to nowhere (What Bridge? GC1GAPF), and hid our "Sunday Stroll" (GC25CWW) while we were at it. Then we checked out where the trail went if we headed north, and hid our "Thursday Stroll"(GC278RQ) . But... Walkin' Ed said he didn't think the trail went any further south than the bridge. We begged to differ. So, Luna the Wonderdog and I set out to see how far we could go - heading south from Shrub Oak. After walking for a REALLY long time, we decided to place the cache and turn around. The trail kept going. (The things I'll do to prove myself right!)
I came home and did some research. There is not much information to be found regarding this trail. It is called the "Yorktown Taconic Trailway", and apparently stretches from rt. 6 to Rt 202 along the southbound side of the Taconic Parkway. If you can figure out where it starts at 202, you will likely have a shorter walk. If you do.... PLEASE TELL ME! If you start in Shrub Oak, like I did, plan to spend some time walking.
PLEASE DO NOT STOP OR WALK ON THE TACONIC PARKWAY!
Coming from Shrub Oak, A trailhead can be accessed at N 41 19.669 W 73 49.213. There is no parking there, but you can park at nearby businesses. Alternatively, you can park at the end of Buckhorn street, and access the trail from a small footpath there.
Congrats to Grschmid on FTF! And, might I suggest wearing a hat in the Fall?
***UPDATE!*** Thanks to several cachers who have informed me, as well as to the "Yorktown Walk Book" (available for purchase at the John Hart Library) there is indeed an official entrance to the trail from Deer Street, off Stoney Street. The official entrance at the northern end is off Buckhorn street.
Ng gur onfr.
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