Maybrook Trailway

New York

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Maybrook Trailway Facts

States: New York
Counties: Putnam
Length: 3.7 miles
Trail end points: Danbury Rd (Danbury) and Pumphouse Rd (Brewster Hill)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 8133181
Trail activities: Bike, Walking

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Maybrook Trailway Description

Owned by the Metro-North Railroad, the Maybrook Trailway starts at the Connecticut state line in Farringtons Park, and spans 5 miles into the town of Brewster. The trail follows what was once part of the Beacon Line, a two part railroad from a connection south of Beacon, NY, to Hopewell Junction and Hopewell Junction to Danbury. This MNR line connected all three revenue lines east of the Hudson River.

Travelers will enjoy a nice natural shade from the trees and also pass the East branch Reservoir along the way. Currently under construction, a spur will connect you to the Putnam Trailway, an 11-mile trail for those looking for a longer ride. The trail will go under I-84 and terminate at Lake Tonetta in Southeast Town Park, a good stopping point to relax by the lake or pick up a game of tennis or softball.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking available at Southeast Town Park.

Using I-84 take exit 21 towards Rt 202. Make a right on Main St/Rt 6 followed by a right onto Peaceable Hill Rd. Turn right on Tonetta Lake Rd and make the first left onto Pumphouse Rd.

Maybrook Trailway Reviews

Paved ends at Griffin rd. Bridge, but Black fence ends at Pumphouse rd...Hoping it goes further,Then i go east and it ends at the Train Tressel which i understand because it would cost to much to cross it i guess,but then the cutoff is at at Lisi's towing which baffles me but when i drive down Rt.6 in my Vehicle the Black Fence starts up again Hmmm!!!.

Paved section enter off N. Main St behind Kobackers to Peaceable Hill Rd. Run down the stairs around the corner on Rt 6 up the hill towards Brewster Honda back up the steps and continue to dead end/turnaround by Exit 10 ramp close to Danbury border. Combined with the local roads for a great run! Once the section is paved over the railroad bridge over RT 6/202 it will be a straight run, no stairs.

On my walk down to Southeast Park today, I checked what I suppose will be an "entrance" to this path, accessible from Pumphouse Rd. A black fence is up next to the tracks, but the terrain is rocky, and it's not smooth-paved asphalt surface yet. Not ready for biking at this location YET, but it will be fun to watch things progress from here, and eventually connect up to the Putnam Trailway (

I'm excited to use this path once the project is completed. Looking good thus far!


As of 4 July 2016. Seems to be about a mile of San over gravel. There is construction equipment at the west end, but not much happening. Looks like it will be a nice trail when complete.

Small portion of Maybrook trail is now paved. Trail can be easily accessed from Crosby Ave in Brewster. Trail paved a few hundred yards north toward I84. Also paved a few hundred yards south and east toward Danbury. Contractor actively working on trail putting down base and working on trestles. Looks like a stairway is being installed at the Peaceable Hill Road overpass.

Unfortunately no connection to the Putnam Trailway. No construction activity at all on the bridge necessary to cross Metro North active rails.

At Eastern end it looks like the trail will eventually be paved to the CT border or even further.

I was unable to find any access point to this trail in August 2015. I could see some places where there was a fence separating the trail from the railroad, but there was no way to get to the trail that I could find. I asked a policeman if he knew how to get to it, but he said it was not open yet.

No stars. As of May 2015 this trailway consists of crushed stone and runs along a railroad track separated by a fence. The surface is not suitable for bicycles at this time. Parking was not visible at either end.

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