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DIRECTIONS to Van Cortlandt Park

Posted Friday, November 19, 2010 by Stephanie Irvin
VAN CORTLANDT PARK 
West 242nd Street & Broadway
New York, NY 10471


DIRECTIONS
SUBWAY - Take the 1 Train to the end of the line, 242nd Street.

DRIVING:
From New Jersey and Points South & West: Take Interstate routes (I-95, I-78, I-80) to George Washington Bridge. Follow signs keeping you on I-95 for about 1 mile off bridge, then exit at I-87 North. Take I-87 North (also called the Major Deegan expressway) approximately 3-4 miles to Van Cortlandt Park exit. Bear right off exit, go about 1/4 mile and bear right onto Broadway (you'll be parallel to elevated train). Go through 2 traffic lights and VCP parade grounds are on right. 

From New England, Points North & East: Take I-95 south to Cross Bronx Expressway (this is still I-95 south), and exit at Major Deegan Expressway (I-87) North. This is one of the last exits before the George Washington Bridge. Take I-87 North (also called the Major Deegan expressway) approximately 3-4 miles to Van Cortlandt Park exit. Bear right off exit, go about 1/4 mile and bear right onto Broadway (you'll be parallel to elevated train). Go through 2 traffic lights and VCP parade grounds are on right. 

From Upstate New York, Points North & West: I-87 South over Tappan Zee Bridge; go approximately 20 miles after bridge and exit at Van Cort Park South exit. Make right at traffic light, then bear right onto Broadway (you'll be parallel to elevated train). Go through 2 traffic lights and VCP parade grounds are on right. 

Non-commercial vehicles can take the Taconic Parkway south to the Saw Mill Parkway South. Follow signs to Henry Hudson Parkway, and exit at Broadway exit. Make left at light onto Broadway and go 1/4 mile south; VCP parade grounds are on left. 


Parking lots at 240th street and Broadway, and adjacent to the Van Cortlandt Golf Course (follow brown signs to VCPGC). 

Parking
You are in New York - it's a problem. If you arrive early, you'll be OK. If not, it'll be a battle. You can try parking at the Van Cortlandt Golf Course and walking over or just try north on Broadway past the Saw Mill. We've heard that the barn at VCP, just north of the Saw Mill has parking as well. If you live in Manhattan - take the subway. If you live in Westchester take Metro North and then take a taxi. It's be easier and more environmentally friendly. There are always taxis to get back to the station waiting at the subway stop at 242nd street and Broadway.



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