Vanderbilt Motor Parkway

New York

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Vanderbilt Motor Parkway Facts

States: New York
Counties: Queens
Length: 3 miles
Trail end points: Alley Pond Park (79-25 Winchester Blvd, Queens Village) and Cunningham Park (199th Street, Flushing)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 9253527

Vanderbilt Motor Parkway Description

<p>This trail is the legacy of the first elevated roadway in the United States, constructed by William K. Vanderbilt in 1904. Vanderbilt created the parkway to get to his family&rsquo;s estate in Long Island, but it was also a playground for him and his fellow car enthusiasts, hosting a number of road races. Today, the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway is a popular space for human-powered recreation with motorized traffic having ceased in 1938. Trees border much of the trail, providing leafy cover from summer sunshine. The trail corridor is wide and welcoming. Unpaved paths veer into some of the wooded areas along the route. The trail is anchored by two parks: to the east and Cunningham Park To the west, Alley Pond Park. It&rsquo;s an engaging course, traveling through woods, along backyards and playgrounds, and over and under major roadways. The Motor Parkway is part of the greater Boston-Queens Greenway network.</p>

Parking and Trail Access

<p>Parking is available at Alley Pond Park (79-25 Winchester Blvd, Queens Village). From here trail can be accessed at either the Winchester Boulevard trail marker, &nbsp;or by following path behind the tennis courts <br />Parking is also available at Cunningham Park (196-10 Union Turnpike, Flushing). Trail access point is across Union Turnpike on 199th Street (Street parking may be available here). &nbsp;<br /> <br />Additional parking lot may be foound at tHills Terrace between 73rd Ave and Union Turnpike</p>

Vanderbilt Motor Parkway Reviews

This trail is great for biking but there are a lot of people who use it for walking.

This trail is great for biking but there are a lot of people who use it for walking.

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