Poncho and I went on a hike from Bald Mountain to Teatown Lake in Ossining NY last week. It was a peaceful and scenic hike on a beautiful spring sunny day. We heard birds chirping throughout the hike and even spotted a couple of hawks, butterflies and Canadian geese. The entire hike is about 4 miles with a 200' elevation gain up to the top of Bald Mountain. The view was not spectacular but it was enjoyable to look down at the peacefulness of the hardwood forest below. Poncho took several dips in the Bailey Brook on our way to Teatown Lake from Bald Mountain. The trail took us around the entire lake and there were many opportunities for Poncho to swim. The park's nature center offers access to drinking water and bathroom. There are also many other trails to explore around the lake. We look forward to coming back!
Trail Map: Please note that to get to the top of Bald Mountain, take The Teatown-Kitchawan Trail (purple blazes) to a yellow trail on the right instead of a green trail marked on this map.