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Pelham Bay Trail Maintenance Work Day & Bartow Pell Mansion Tour

Date and Time

Saturday, September 26, 2020, 10:00AM - 3:00PM


Pelham Bay, Bronx, NY,
New York, New York City,


Registration is required for this activity.


Spend a couple hours clearing our very own local trail in New York City! Then reward yourself with a tour of historic Bartow Pell Mansion. The Siwanoy Trail, named for the native population who traded with settlers, is in the heart of Pelham Bay Park. The Appalachian Mountain Club cleared this 1.8-mile trail in the winter of 1988, and the Siwanoy Trail opened to the public on March 20, 1989. The trail runs through a 23 acre forest southwest of Orchard Beach. We'll continue the tradition by clearing the trail corridor and removing storm blow downs. All tools will be provided. Just bring your good humor and a willing spirit! After lunch, we'll tour the historic Bartow Pell Mansion. Timed reservations are required to tour the museum, which will be arranged by the leaders. Bring water, snacks, lunch, hat, sunscreen, insect repellant, work gloves, facial covering and hand sanitizer. All AMC COVID-19 rules apply, including wearing face masks when social distancing is not possible. We will likely be working in teams, so plan to wear your masks for the duration of the event. Registration is mandatory for this trail maintenance event and limited to 8 participants..

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Related Link(s):

More about Bartow Pell Mansion
More about Siwanoy Trail

Driving Directions

Click map for driving directions

Park at Bartow Pell Mansion. If unavailable, park at the back of Split Rock Golf Course and then walk back to Bartow Pell Mansion. Subway # 5 to Pelham Bay Station and then Bus # 45 to Bartow Pell Mansion. Bus leaves every 15 minutes.

Trail Maintenance - Siwanoy Trail Bronx, New York



Offered By

N.Y. - North Jersey






Adults (18+)


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