Brewster

Putnam Trailway

Mahopac to Brewster
  • 9 miles
  • 3 to 5 hours
  • 1 hour
  • Dog-friendly
  • Paved

Trail Overview

This 9-mile Empire State Trail section is an off-road paved trail, welcoming bicyclists and walkers of all abilities. This scenic rail-trail begins in Mahopac, at a trailhead parking area at the intersection of Croton Falls Road (CR34) and Mud Pond Road. The trail follows the Putnam Trailway north from there, winding through wooded areas, past scenic lakes, and through small communities. The trail passes through Carmel, and ends slightly west of the Village of Brewster, at the intersection of Carmel Ave (Route 6) and Putnam Ave. There are several designated parking areas along this 9-mile section. Although there are no services directly on the trail, a variety of local businesses can be accessed short distances off the route.

Cycling Directions

Cue sheets provide step by step navigation instructions for cycling the trail in both directions.

HV06-HV07_South-North.pdf Download HV07-HV06_North-South Download
Upcoming Trail Weather
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