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The Leatherstocking Trail: A Scenic Escape in Westchester County

Stretching nearly two miles long on approximately 30 acres of land, the Leatherstocking Trail provides avid walkers, runners and nature enthusiasts with a beautiful respite from the typical day-to-day in Westchester County. The well-preserved paths cross through Mamaroneck, N.Y.’s town center, stretching east from New Rochelle to the Village of Mamaroneck, and can be accessed by several residential streets. “Owning a home near this beloved hidden treasure is a definite bonus,” comments Larchmont agent Jane Murray, who has listed and sold a number of homes intersecting the trail. “One of my clients runs on Leatherstocking Trail every day with her dog, enjoying the scenic route and peaceful surroundings.”

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Originally set to be a parkway in 1926, the undeveloped stretch of land, formerly known as the County Bridle Trail, was salvaged by local activists and groups after the IMG_8943establishment of the New England Thruway (I-95). With no need for another parkway, dedicated citizens and town officials saved the acreage, eventually developing it into trails for passive recreation.

Now home to various species of birds, flowers, vines and trees including oak, maple, ash, sweetgum and more, the Leatherstocking Trail is the perfect place to appreciate the region’s natural beauty and wonder. There is even a tree nursery on the eastern end, and numerous boardwalks and bodies of water throughout add to its splendid views and offerings.

There’s no better time to explore this natural haven than during the peak of fall foliage season! Here are a few current properties that benefit from their close proximity to the trail, which Murray describes as a “beautiful neighborhood attribute that’s not to be missed.”

515 Weaver Street—Larchmont, N.Y.

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This classic stone-front center hall Colonial, built in 1937, offers gracious rooms and an elegant, charming atmosphere. The home is set back from the road, and located on nearly an acre of lushly landscaped grounds, affording easy access to the light hiking paths of the Leatherstocking Trail.

 11 Country Road—Mamaroneck, N.Y.

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A beautiful home that’s sunny, spacious and full of great features for both entertaining and everyday living—and to top it off, the residence enjoys direct access to the Leatherstocking Trail from its ideal location on Mamaroneck’s Country Road.

20 Rockland Avenue—Larchmont, N.Y.

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Built in 1928, this four-bedroom residence has been updated to meet today’s lifestyle, while maintaining its timeless charm. The appealing home is just a short distance from the Leatherstocking Trail, as well as the Sheldrake Environmental Center, another wildlife sanctuary in the area.

For more information on 515 Weaver Street, please contact Larchmont agent Arlene Gibbs by phone at 914.420.3344, or by email at Arlene.Gibbs@Juliabfee.com. Details on 11 Country Road can be found by reaching out to Larchmont agent Jane Murray by phone at 914.263.4210, or by email at Jane.Murray@Juliabfee.com. For more information on 20 Rockland Avenue, please contact Larchmont agent Phyllis Jacobs by phone at 914.715.7675, or by email at Phyllis.Jacobs@Juliabfee.com.

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