Forest Park is more than 500 acres with a “knob and kettle” terrain (a series of small hills) and 165 acres of trees. The eastern section of the park contains hiking trails and bridle paths.
Old Putnam Trail in New York City's Van Cortlandt Park is actually an abandoned rail line of the New York Central Railroad Putnam Division. An unusual feature are 13 large stones which were shipped from quarries by railroad magnate Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt to determine which would be the most durable for building Grand Central Station. The route also connects with the John Kiernan Natural Trail and the South County Trailway into Yonkers.
This urban trail connecting Cunningham and Alley Pond Parks in Queens, New York City, was formerly the Long Island Motor Parkway, also known as the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway (1908-1938), America’s first limited-access road for cars.