One of the many things I love about Yorktown is its beauty. Yorktown has hills, reservoirs, lots of greenery, Downing and Roosevelt Parks, and so many other lovely spots to enjoy the outdoors! I also appreciated—and my family has benefited from—the excellent schools and low crime rate. The houses we’ve owned and our taxes are pretty reasonable compared to other similar towns in Westchester.

I didn’t know about the great hiking and biking trails when I made the decision to move here. Now my family and I frequently enjoy using the many beautiful trails. I enjoy my walks and meeting other people from town as well as people just passing through on their hikes, runs, bike and roller blade rides.

My current favorites are Turkey Mountain and the bike trail near the Yorktown Town Hall. Yorktown has the most trail miles of any town in Westchester County. No wonder the Economic and Business Revitalization Committee established by Supervisor Gilbert sees the trails as town asset.

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And now, with the support of Yorktown Supervisor Gilbert, the town of Yorktown, along with the Yorktown Trail Town, are finishing a connection between Route 118 and Baldwin Road and the new Crompond trail in FDR State Park. This will provide safe access to the park from Yorktown Heights for trail users by keeping them off the already crowded roads.

If you want to enjoy the Yorktown trails, there is a video, created by Liz Gmoser, a Yorktown High School senior, available at

There is also a Yorktown Walk Book available at Town Hall, the John C. Hart Library and other locations.