Westchester County Family Fun: Westchester RiverWalk Peekskill

Westchester RiverWalk

A couple of weekends ago, our family visited the recently completed section of the Westchester RiverWalk in Peekskill.  When completed, the Westchester RiverWalk will be a 51.5 mile trail along the beautiful Hudson River.  This project started in 2004, will span the entire county from Yonkers to the Putnam County border by the Bear Mountain Bridge.  

Peekskill Riverfront

We parked at the Metro North Peekskill train station, which has free parking on weekends.  We spent some time walking around the Riverfront Green Park viewing some of the sculptures that are situated throughout the park and just taking in the awesome views of the Hudson River.

Fleischmann Pier

We then walked south on the paved pathway, past the Peekskill Yacht Club until we reached Fleischmann Pier. 

View of Bear Mountain Bridge

We walked out onto the pier and were able to see the Bear Mountain Bridge in the distance.  After our little break we headed back to the Riverfront Green Park.


We only walked a very small section of the RiverWalk.  There were benches throughout the path for those who would like to sit and take a rest.  We saw lots of people on the path, including those walking their dogs, joggers and others like our family, taking a more leisurely stroll.  Biking is allowed on the path, except for the bridges, where signs indicate that bikers must dismount when crossing.  Our kids aren’t the best bikers and the path isn’t super wide, so I wouldn’t feel comfortable having them bike this particular section of the RiverWalk.

Breakfast Club Sundae from Hudson Creamery

Once we got back to the Riverfront Green, we made a stop at the Hudson Creamery for an ice cream treat.  The Breakfast Club Signature Sunday was delicious!

We visited the RiverWalk on a really beautiful day.  I highly recommend walking a section of the RiverWalk, whether it be in Peekskill or another section of the trail.  You get to spend FREE, quality time with the family outside along the beautiful Hudson River.