YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The Yorktown Trail Town Committee has installed signs along many roads in Yorktown to help motorists and cyclists find the access to many parks and trails that have, until now, been hard to find. Designed to be clear but unobtrusive, the signs, with an icon of a hiker or cyclist, direct people to Sylvan Glen, Granite Knolls, Woodlands, Turkey Mountain and the Yorktown Trailway. When it is completed, the new Mohansic Trail will also be signed.
The committee said the program, which has taken over a year to design, was implemented because it was discovered that many residents were unaware of the variety of different parks and trails in Yorktown. Furthermore, if they had heard about one of the parks or trails they did not know where to find it.
Funding for the signs came entirely from individual donations and grants from the Yorktown Lions Club and the Candreva Environmental Foundation, a New York State-based organization that provides seed money for local environmental education initiatives and projects that engage young people in environmental service. It was created in 1974 in memory of Dr. George Candreva, a Yorktown educator, journalist and visionary environmentalist.
Formed in 2014 as a not-for-profit organization, the Yorktown Trail Town Committee’s dual mission is to leverage the town’s extensive network of foot and biking trails to promote economic development while at the same time providing greater recreational, health and social benefits to its residents and visitors.
More information about the Yorktown Trail Town Committee is available at yorktowntrailtown.com.