The NYC Chapter of the American Pilgrims on the Camino will walk from Westchester County to Rockland County on September 9 (rain date: Sunday, September 10). Join your fellow pilgrims for a 5-mile hike as they traverse over the Hudson River via the longest bridge in the state of New York, the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge.
At 3.6 miles, the bridge features one of the longest shared use paths in the United States. Located on the northern side of the bridge’s westbound span, cyclists and pedestrians encounter six scenic overlooks, interpretive signage, and works of public art. Food, restrooms, and other amenities are available at landings in Westchester and Rockland counties. Drivers in need of directions and parking information can consult visitor info.
Meeting Place: Tarrytown Train Station
Meeting Time: 9:30 am
Start of Caminito: 9:45 am
How to get there: Metro-North Hudson Line to Tarrytown.
Metro-North departs Grand Central Terminal at 8:50 am and arrives in Tarrytown at 9:29am. Train riders can also catch the train at intermediate stops. One-way off-peak fare from Grand Central is $11.25.
End of Caminito: Rockland Landing (1200 9W South Nyack, NY)
Option 1: Hike back to Tarrytown Metro-North Train Station
Option 2: Shuttle back to Tarrytown Metro-North Train Station
What to bring:
Day hike essentials: water, juice, Gatorade, lunch & snacks, insect repellent, sun hat/sunblock, walking stick, comfortable walking shoes and cash.
Please exercise caution during this Caminito. Always stay hydrated and walk only on the designated path or trail.
Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: Dial 988 or visit https://988lifeline.org
Hike Leader: Ana Esteban
Ana is a peregrina who earned her compostela hiking the Camino Francés from O’Cebreiro to Santiago de Compostela.