17 Oct Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge Pathway:
Nyack, NY and Tarrytown, NY
The Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge is masterfully designed. We loved checking on the progress of the new bridge which replaced the Tappan Zee Bridge. The bridge spans the Hudson River between Tarrytown, NY (Westchester County) and Nyack, NY (Rockland County). The new 3.1 mile twin-span bridge was first opened for use by vehicles inAugust, 2017 (westbound/northbound span) and September, 2018 (eastbound/southbound span). This past June the shared pedestrian and bike path was opened to the public.
There are two parking lots, one on each side of the bridge. The Rockland Landing has a few picnic tables a building with restrooms and vending machines outside. The Westchester Landing has an official Visitor’s Center with restrooms. There is currently someone stationed outside to welcome visitors and to offer maps and free reusable masks (masks are required) due to covid19.
When we visited, we parked on the Tarrytown side since we rented eBikes there. I was glad that we started there since the Tarrytown side has scenic views much closer to the parking lot than the Rockland Landing. The path is 12 foot wide and feels a little narrow when shared with others. There is a concrete barrier separating pedestrians and bikers from the automobiles which makes it more recreational.
There are six scenic overlooks spread throughout the path. Each one has a unique name and modern design to it making each one memorable in its own way. The views are breathtaking. One of the overlooks has grates that allow you to see through and stand above the water. Another overview has interesting chairs while a third one has a large bench that starts straight and then gradually reclines. Each overlook also has a digital information kiosk. I loved going right near the tall cable-stays in the middle of the bridge.
The views from the bridge are amazing. We spotted the marina in Tarrytown, the Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse, The Nyack Marina, Hook Mountain and so many other memorable sites. We visited as the trees started changing to fall colors. I can only imagine how beautiful it must be once the trees are fully cloaked in their colors.
If you do not have energy to turn back after crossing the bridge there are buses to take from one Landing to the other. Currently, until November 11 there are free shuttles on the weekends for visitors who want a ride from one landing to the other.
The Bridge is a work of art and the overlooks add so much to the experience of crossing the bridge.
Posted: April 18, 2020
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267 S Broadway
Nyack, NY 10960
333 S Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10591