After a long winter, Suburbia skaters are hitting their favorite trails for some outdoor skating! From open-air rinks to beautiful bikeways, the greater New York City area and Westchester County are rich with opportunities to skate in the sun. We’ve picked some of our members’ favorite routes to showcase the range of opportunities available for every skater, from pros to newbies! Check out the list below:
Kensico Dam Plaza
1 Bronx River Parkway Rd, Valhalla, NY 10595
In brief: Skate smooth concrete in the shadow of the stunning Kensico Dam.
Suburbia skaters: Smashing Pumpkin, Scar Wilde, and Wil Crusher
The North and South County Trailways
Access points at Van Cortlandt Park, Mount Pleasant, Somers and Brewster in Putnam County
In brief: An odyssey through nature. Are you brave enough to tackle the entire 44 miles?
Suburbia skaters: Philbotomy, Fully Adamatic, and Smashing Pumpkin
New York City
The Hudson River Greenway
Access points every mile from 181st Street to Battery Park in Manhattan
In brief: See the Hudson River, the Manhattan skyline, George Washington Bridge and Statue of Liberty in one scenic skate.
Suburbia skaters: ShenAnakin Skywalker, Aldanamite, Queen Elizadeath II, Just Jacqui, Leggy Fleming, and Tricky Dick
Enter at Columbus Circle on 59th and 8th Avenue
In brief: Skate the dynamic park loop or get down in the Skaters’ Circle weekly rollerdances.
Suburbia skaters: ShenAnakin Skywalker, Queen Elizadeath II, Of Mice and Menace, and Steak
Valley Cottage, Rockland County NY
In brief: 3 peaceful miles of lake and forest views, often without another soul in sight.
Suburbia skaters: Tricky Dick and Judy Boom
Cove Island Park
1125 Cove Rd, Stamford, CT 06902
In brief: Explore Connecticut’s Atlantic Ocean views on both an open-air rink and bike path.
Suburbia skaters: Ramma Jamma and Chase Danger
Jones Beach Bikeway (Ellen Farrant Memorial Bikeway)
Wantagh, Long Island NY 11793
In brief: skate from Long Island to the Jones Beach barrier islets and finish with a swim in the Atlantic (after taking off your skates!).
Suburbia skaters: Aya Yai, T. Wrecks, and ShenAnakin Skywalker