Just over one square mile in size, Elmsford is one of six villages in the mid-county town of Greenburgh, with a close-knit, diverse community and an abundance of dining, shopping and recreational options. The name Elmsford was adopted in the 1870s, but its inspiration goes back to the Revolutionary War, when General George Washington purportedly ordered his troops in the area to avoid a bridge over the Saw Mill River and instead “cross at the ford with the elm.”
Your Beyond-Perfect Day in Elmsford:
Fuel up: Start with breakfast. For those in a hurry to hit the trail, Elmsford Deli is a no-frills, family-run market just off the trailway for coffee and a bagel or breakfast sandwich to go. For a more leisurely morning meal, enjoy smoothies and breakfast fare (including vegan options) at Carmine’s Italian Deli Café.
Move your feet: Spend the morning biking, walking or running the paved bike and pedestrian path that follows the former Putnam Line of the New York Central Railroad. The North County Trailway runs 22 miles north to the border of Putnam County, while the South County Trailway spans 14 miles to the New York City line.
Take a lunch break: Your morning exercise has earned you a New York-style pizza on the patio at Rini’s Restaurant & Wine Bar.
Game on: Sportime USA’s indoor entertainment center perfect for a family-friendly afternoon, with batting cages, bumper cars, a climbing wall, laser tag, rides for all ages, VR, and more than 120 arcade games.
Dinner: Cap off your beyond-perfect day with a fine dinner of Neopolitan and Northern Italian specialties at Casaletto Ristorante.
Stay longer: Extend your getaway with a hotel stay.
- End points for the North County and South County Trailways, two bike and pedestrian paths along a former railway that once ran through Elmsford.
- Westchester Skating Academy: Offers public ice skating, lessons and league play.
Captain Lawrence Brewing Company: Craft brewer with award-winning beers, tours, tastings and large beer garden.
- Sportime USA, an indoor family entertainment center with batting cages, rides, a climbing wall, laser tag, arcade games and more.
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