There are extensive running opportunities in the Teatown Lake area. The 1,000 Teatown Lakes Reservation has 15 miles of trails of easy to moderate difficulty, including several lake loops. For a longer, continuous off-road run, the Briarcliff-Peekskill Trailway is a ~9 mile gravel path between Ossining and Cortlandt.
Teatown Lakes Reservation. This trail map shows several marked loops, of varying length and difficulty. Easiest for running is the 1.5 mile lake loop. There are some more challenging, hillier trails with trickier footing. TRAIL MAP
Briarcliff-Peekskill Trailway. This 8.7-mile gravel trail follows a never-built parkway. From Teatown Lakes Reservation, the trail extends south for 2.5 miles to Rt. 9A in Ossining. But the nicer section goes for 6+ miles, skirting the west side of Teatown Lake to Croton Gorge Park, passing Colbaugh Pond, through Briarcliff-Peekskill Trailway Park, and ending at Blue Mountain (many miles of more rugged trails there. ROUTE MAP
Add-Ons: At Croton Gorge Park, connect to the Old Croton Trailway State Park trail, a wide gravel trail that extends for 2.5 miles south (and picks up again after some on-road sections). ROUTE MAP
- 15 miles of trails in the Reservation; Briarcliff-Peekskill Trailway is 8.7 miles (14 km) one-way
- Outer loop is 863 feet (263m) one-way, south to north -- very rolling hills!
- Good starting point is Visitor Center at Teatown Lake Reservation
- Parking/Visitor Center off Spring Valley Rd.