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 All Town of Bedford Listings10506, hamlets, bedford hills, bedford village, katonah, history of bedford, about bedford village, bedford village memorial park, biking, hiking, fishing, ward pound ridge reservation,  largest park, fun day, out with the kids, historic sites

 Town of Bedford Hiking Trails | Places To Hike

10507, Sanctuary, Park, Bedford Hills, parks, municipality of Bedford, Things To Do, Hiking, Walking Trails, Natural Areas | Westchester Beaver Dam Sanctuary Park

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  Beaver Dam Sanctuary Park, off Harris Road, is located in the hamlet of Bedford Hills NY 10507, Westchester County. Beaver Dam Park is one of several parks in the municipality of Bedford. Beaver Dam Sanctuary Park | Westchester  website and more . . .

Things To Do, parks in Bedford, Baseball, Basketball, Fishing, Ice Skating, Nature Area, Playground, Picnicking, Shelter, Soccer, Softball, Swimming Pools, Tennis, Walking Trails, Winter Activities | Westchester Bedford Hills Park

914-666-7150 
  Bedford Hills Park is located in the hamlet of Bedford Hills. It is one of several parks in the municipality of Bedford. For all year fun and activities, enjoy the many activities available at Bedford Hills Park. In the hot days of summer, go swimming. In the winter, enjoy ice-skating. Year-round, play baseball, basketball, go fishing, hiking and more at Bedford Hills Park. Bedford Hills Park | Westchester  website and more . . .

10506, Park, passive park, Paddock Lane in Bedford Village, several parks in the municipality of Bedford, walking trails, natural areas, Things To Do, Hiking / Walking Trails, Nature Walks | Westchester Indian Hill Park

914-666-7150 
  Indian Hill Park, a passive park, is located in Bedford NY 10506, Westchester County. Indian Hill Park is accessible from Paddock Lane in Bedford Village. It is one of several parks in the municipality of Bedford offering walking trails and natural areas. Indian Hill Park | Westchester  website and more . . .

picnic, Park, Bedford Hills, beautiful parks, Things To Do, Baseball, Softball, Picnicking, Walking Trails | Westchester Rosaforte Park

914-666-7004 
  Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy Rosaforte Park located in Bedford Hills. It is one of the many beautiful parks in the municipality of Bedford. Rosaforte Park | Westchester  website and more . . .
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 Chappaqua Hiking Trails | Places To Hike

Sanctuary Chappaqua, wetlands, woodland trail, strolling, birding, wildflowers, views, Nature Walk, Walking Trails | Westchester Pinecliff Sanctuary

914-666-6503 
  Pinecliff Sanctuary is located at Pinecliff Road, off Route 120, Chappaqua, NY in Westchester County. Pinecliff Sanctuary offers a quarter mile wheelchair accessible boardwalk over and around a red maple swamp. Pinecliff was first protected by the New Castle Land Conservancy. Pinecliff Sanctuary | Westchester  website and more . . .

Things To Do, Birding, Birding Hummingbirds, Hiking, Nature Walks, Quiet Views, Sanctuary, Garden, Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden, Chappaqua | Westchester Pruyn Sanctuary Buttterfly and Hummingbird Garden

914-666-6503 
  Pruyn Sanctuary Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden is located at 275 Millwood Road (Route 133), Chappaqua, NY in Westchester County. Pruyn Sanctuary is a demonstration garden within a six-acre native arboretum surrounded by a 92-acre parcel of protected open space. The garden features over 125 types of annual and perennial flowering plants selected to be food or nectar plants for butterflies, honey bees and hummingbirds. A drip pool attracts birds. Over 40 species of butterflies and moths, and three dozen species of birds are drawn to the garden. Pruyn Sanctuary Buttterfly and Hummingbird Garden | Westchester  website and more . . .

Audubon, Westchester County, New York, protect the natural world, National Audubon Society, environmental education, sanctuaries, wildlife habitat, environmental education, natural history programs, field trips | Westchester Saw Mill River Audubon

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  Saw Mill River Audubon is a local organization with members from twenty communities in Westchester County, New York. Members of Saw Mill River Audubon are part of a dynamic, involved community of people who love the outdoors and desire to learn more about and protect the natural world. We have worked for over fifty years to protect natural ecosystems through education, advocacy, and habitat conservation. We were chartered as a chapter of National Audubon Society in 1953. Saw Mill River Audubon | Westchester  website and more . . .
 All Cortlandt Listings10567, croton-on-hudson, buchanan, crugers, verplanck, montrose, cortlandt manor, lake peekskill, mohegan lake, history, things to do, places to go, activities, attractions, biking, kids, croton point park, wine cellars, revolutionary war

 Cortlandt Hiking Trails | Places To Hike

Things To Do, Croton Dam, park, fishing, picnicking, hiking, Old Croton Aqueduct, Ballfields, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Hiking Trails, Walking, Nature study, Picnicking, Playground, Winter Activities | Westchester Croton Gorge Park & Historic Croton Dam

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Click to enlarge picture of "Croton Gorge Spillway"

CrotonDamPlazaSpillway Croton Gorge Park, a 97-acre property, is located at Route 129, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10520 in Westchester County. The Park is located at the base of the New Croton Dam, and affords impressive views of the dam and spillway.

The Croton River begins here. The bridge that spans the Croton River offers beautiful views of the spectacular spillway.

Croton Gorge Park & Historic Croton Dam | Westchester  photos, website and more . . .

Environmental education, outdoor activities, children, families, ELLA, Teatown’s Natural Science Summer Day Camp, Things To Do at Teatown, Children's Events, Diverse Habitats, Hiking, 15 miles of hiking trails, Nature Center, Outdoor Animal Exhibits | Westchester Teatown Lake Reservation - Cortlandt

914-762-2912 
  Teatown Lake Reservation is located in the Towns of Yorktown, Cortlandt and New Castle. Teatown's postal address is: 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining, NY, 10562.

Teatown programming includes: Environmental education, stewardship of Teatown’s preserve and regional conservation activities throughout the Hudson Valley. Our education efforts include a wide range of classes, lectures and outdoor activities, on and offsite, for children, families and adults - all focused on nature and the role of biodiversity in sustainable living. Teatown leads the “Environmental Leaders Learning Alliance” (ELLA) – a learning network of 120+ civic leaders from 28 towns and villages. Teatown’s Natural Science Summer Day Camp is sought after and highly regarded. Teatown's Hudson River EagleFest is a signature annual, regional event." Teatown Lake Reservation - Cortlandt | Westchester  website and more . . .
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 Cortlandt Manor Hiking Trails | Places To Hike

Things To Do, scenic loop hikes, Hiking Walking Trails, Nature Study, hiking, nature study, restaurants in Northern Westchester County, New York 352-acre park, Town of Cortlandt, Westchester County, Park, Cortlandt, Hudson River Valley, New York State | Westchester Hudson Highlands Gateway Park "Scenic Hudson Valley"

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  Hudson Highlands Gateway Park
Cortlandt, Westchester County
Hudson River Valley, New York State

"The 5.2 miles of trails in this park co-owned by Scenic Hudson, the Town of Cortlandt and Westchester County offer exciting opportunities to explore forests, rock ridges, streams and wetlands, as well as the myriad wildlife dependent upon them. Hudson Highlands Gateway Park is managed by the Town of Cortlandt, with trails maintained in cooperation with the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference." Hudson Highlands Gateway Park  "Scenic Hudson Valley" | Westchester  website and more . . .
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10518, Nature Museum, Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River, NY, Westchester County Parks, interpretive nature centers, butterfly and moth hatcheries, wildflower garden, guided nature trails, Things To Do at the Museum, Park, Bird Watching | Westchester Trailside Nature Museum - WPR - Cross River

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Click to enlarge picture of "Entrance to Ward Pound Reservation".

Entrance to Ward Pound Ridge The Trailside Nature Museum is located at 6 Reservation Road, (Junction of Routes 35 and 121 South), Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River, NY 10518 in Westchester County. The Museum is owned and operated by Westchester County Parks, Recreation, and Conservation. The museum was built in 1937 by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), and is one of the oldest interpretive nature centers in the United States. Trailside Nature Museum - WPR - Cross River | Westchester  photos, website and more . . .

largest park in Westchester County, hiking trails, fishing spots, birding, biking trails, playgounds are available for younger children, Trailside Nature Museum, Things To Do, Art Exhibits, Camping, Equestrian Trails & Horseback Riding, Fishing | Westchester Ward Pound Ridge Reservation - Cross River

914-864-7322 
  Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, a 4,315-acre park, is the largest park in Westchester County. The park is divided in area between the towns of Pound Ridge and Lewisboro. The northern one-third of the park is in Lewisboro and the remaining two-thirds of the park are in Pound Ridge.

Click to enlarge picture of "Visitor Center at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation".

Ward Pound Ridge Visitor Center As you drive into the park and up to the main entrance booth, you'll see the visitor center on your right and the Art Center a short distance ahead, on your left. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation - Cross River | Westchester  photos, website and more . . .
 All Croton-on-Hudson Listings10520, village of croton-on-hudson, history, croton landing, croton and new croton dams, new croton aqueduct, croton dam, about croton-on-hudson, activities, attractions, things to do, places to go, fishing, children, kids, picnic at a croton-on-hudson

 Croton-on-Hudson Hiking Trails | Places To Hike

Sanctuary, Hudson River Valley, hiking trails, habitats, Highland Trail,  trail system, hiking, birding, wildflowers, scenic, Saw Mill River Audubon, Things To Do, Guided Tours, Nature Walks, Croton-on-Hudson | Westchester Brinton Brook Sanctuary

914-666-6503 
  Brinton Brook Sanctuary is located in Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester County, NY in the Hudson River Valley. Brinton Brook Sanctuary offers three miles of hiking trails through a wide variety of habitats. The trails of Brinton Brook Sanctuary connect to the Highland Trail, part of the Croton-on-Hudson village trail system. Brinton Brook is a good place to enjoy hiking, birding, wildflowers and scenic vistas. Brinton Brook Sanctuary | Westchester  website and more . . .

Nature Center, Discovery Trail, Things To Do, Birding, Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking / Walking, Historic District, Nature Study, park, local history, nature walks, Bald Eagles, IBA, historic district, Wine Cellars, Conifer Forest | Westchester Croton Point Nature Center

914-862-5297 
  The Croton Point Nature Center is located at the 504-acre Croton Point Park, the largest peninsula of the Hudson River in Croton-on-Hudson. The scenic discovery trail winds its way through the park, enabling visitors to explore the Croton Point's many plant and wildlife species, including painted turtles and a variety of frogs, as well as its unique historical features. Croton Point Nature Center | Westchester  website and more . . .

Croton Point, Park, activities, camping, hiking, swimming, wine cellars, Things To Do, Birthday Parties, Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Historic Wine Cellars, Museum, Nature Study, Playground, Swimming Beach, Winter Activities, Cross-country Skiing | Westchester Croton Point Park

914-862-5290 
  Croton Point Park, a 508-acre property, is located at Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson in Westchester County. Find many historical features at Croton Point, including Historic School House, Wine Cellar, Wine Cottage, and more. Croton Point Park | Westchester  website and more . . .

Sanctuary, Hudson River, hiking, birding, scenic views, trail maps, Things To Do, Nature walks, Walking / Hiking | Westchester Graff Sanctuary

914-666-6503 
  Graff Sanctuary is located at Furnace Dock Road, Croton-on-Hudson, NY in Westchester County. Graff Sanctuary is a protected woodland ridge overlooking the Hudson River. Highlights of Graff Sanctuary are the mature forest with large tulip trees and sugar maples.Great horned owls nest at Graff Sanctuary. Graff Sanctuary | Westchester  website and more . . .
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 Crugers Hiking Trails | Places To Hike

10567, Oscawana Island, Nature Preserve, Cortlandt, Hudson River, waterfront park, birding, sighting, Bald Eagle, Least bittern | Westchester Oscawana Island Nature Preserve

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  Oscawana Island Nature Preserve is located at Furnace Dock Road, Off Route 9, Cortlandt 10567 in Westchester County. Oscawana is a natural Hudson River waterfront park that is bisected by Furnace Dock Road and the Hudson Division Railroad Line. Oscawana Island lies along the Hudson River. This is an excellent spot for birding and possibly sighting a Bald Eagle in winter. The park also has tidal marshlands frequented by Least Bittern and a newly grown forest that contains a river flowing through the mid-northern section. Oscawana Island Nature Preserve | Westchester  more . . .
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 Dobbs Ferry Hiking Trails | Places To Hike

10522, Dobbs Ferry, NY, History, National Historic Landmark, historic sites, museum, horseback riding, biking, bird watching, cross country skiing, activities, Biking, Birding, Bridle Path, Hiking, Nature Trails, Self Guided Tours, Winter Activities | Westchester Old Croton Aqueduct "State Historic Park"

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  Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park is located at 15 Walnut Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522 in Westchester County.

A Bit of History about Old Croton Aqueduct
"During the 1830s New York City was in dire need of a fresh water supply to combat the steady rise of disease and to fight numerous fires that often engulfed large tracts of businesses and homes. After numerous proposals and an abandoned plan two years into its production, construction of an unprecedented magnitude began in 1837 under the expertise of John Bloomfield Jervis. The proposed plan called for a 41 mile aqueduct and dam to be built in order to run water from the Croton River to New York City. Three to four thousand workers, mostly Irish immigrants earning up to $1.00 per day, completed the masonry marvel in just five years. In 1842 water flowed into above ground reservoirs located at the present sites of the New York Public Library and the Great Lawn of Central Park. Throngs of people attended the formal celebration held on October 14th and celebrated with "Croton cocktails" - a mix of Croton water and lemonade." Old Croton Aqueduct  "State Historic Park" | Westchester  website and more . . .
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 Eastchester Hiking Trails | Places To Hike

10708, Chester Heights Park, softball field, swings, basketball court, slides, sandbox, climbing gym, picnic tables and benches, Things To Do at Chester Heights Park, Basketball Court, Picnic Tables and Benches, Playgrounds, Softball Field | Westchester Chester Heights Park

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  Chester Heights Park, a 5-acre park, is located at Oregon Avenue in Eastchester, NY 10708 in Westchester County. Chester Heights Park offers a softball field, swings, basketball court, slides, sandbox, climbing gym, picnic tables and benches. Chester Heights Park | Westchester  website and more . . .

10583, park, Locust Avenue in Eastchester, baseball and softball field, playground, Things to Do at CooperField, Baseball Field, Playground, Softball Field | Westchester CooperField Park

914-771-3311 
  CooperField, a 4-acre park, is located on Locust Avenue in Eastchester, NY 10583 in Westchester County. CooperField offers a new baseball and softball field on four acres in the north end of the Town. A small playground is also featured. CooperField Park | Westchester  website and more . . .

10709, park, Eastchester, NY, southern Westchester County, Veteran's Memorial, Gold Star Mother's Monument, Congressional Medal of Honor Garden, Things To Do at Memorial Park, Garden, Walking | Westchester Memorial Park

914-771-3311 
  Memorial Park, a 1-acre park, is located at White Plains Road and California Road, Eastchester, NY 10709 in southern Westchester County. The Veteran's Memorial, Gold Star Mother's Monument and Congressional Medal of Honor Garden and Memorial are located in this one acre park. Also featured are award winning plantings with paths and benches. Memorial Park | Westchester  website and more . . .

10709, Park, Eastchester, NY, southern Westchester County, landscaped rock gardens, paths and benches, summer outdoor concerts, recreational events, Things To Do at Town Hall Park, Benches, Gardens, Town Outdoor Concerts | Westchester Town Hall Park

914-771-3311 
  Town Hall Park is located at 40 Mill Road, Eastchester, NY 10709 in southern Westchester County. The park is set among landscaped rock gardens, paths and benches. It is the site for the Town's summer outdoor concerts and other recreational events. Town Hall Park | Westchester  website and more . . .

Park, nature study, stables, riding, bridle trails, Things To Do, Equestrian Trails, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, horses for hire, Nature Study, Winter Activities, Cross-country Skiing, Ice Skating | Westchester Twin Lakes Park and Nature Study Woods

914-961-2192 
  Twin Lakes Park and Nature Study Woods, a park and an equestrian center offering boarding, leasing, horse shows, English riding, and therapeutic riding, is located at 960 California Road, Bronxville, NY 10708 in Westchester County.

From Twin Lakes: "Twin Lakes Park in Eastchester and Nature Study Woods in New Rochelle, are composed of two land parcels separated by the Hutchinson River Parkway. The native woodland surrounds a series of lakes that make up the predominant character of the parks. Access to Nature Study Woods is on Webster Road in New Rochelle. Twin Lakes Park and Nature Study Woods | Westchester  website and more . . .

10709, Park, Eastchester, NY, mini park, Things To Do at Wilmont Park, Benches, Walking | Westchester Wilmont Park

914-771-3311 
  Wilmont Park, a .50-acre park, is located at Wilmont Road, Eastchester, NY 10709 in southern Westchester County. Enjoy plantings and a sitting area at this one-half acre mini park. Wilmont Park | Westchester  website and more . . .
 All Irvington-on-Hudson Listings10533, irvington-on-hudson, about irvington, things to do, about activities, attractions, matthiessen park in irvington, golfer, play golf, restaurants in irvington, southwestern, history of irvington, washington irvington

 Irvington-on-Hudson Hiking Trails | Places To Hike

10533, Park, Irvington-on-Hudson, NY, River Town in Westchester County, Things To Do at Memorial Park, Ballfields, Fitness Par Course, Multi-use Field, Picnic Tables, Playground, Spray Pool, Tennis Courts (Three Illuminated Tennis Courts) | Westchester Irvington Memorial Park

 
  Memorial Park is located at Dows Lane, Irvington-on-Hudson, NY 10533, a River Town in Westchester County. Park is accessible by Station Road or Dows Lane. Irvington Memorial Park | Westchester  website and more . . .

picnic, children, Irvington's Riverside Concerts, Movies, Things To Do at Matthiessen Park, Bocce Court, Horse Shoe Pits, Shuffle Board Courts, Spray Pool, Volleyball, Stroll in the park, scenic view, kids play, playground, restaurants in Irvington | Westchester Matthiessen Park in the Village of Irvington

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  Click to enlarge photo of Matthiessen Park in Irvington.

Click to enlarge photo of Matthiessen Park in Irvington, New York.
Matthiessen Park is set along the Hudson River in the Village of Irvington-on-Hudson, New York. Relax, wade in the water (small beachfront), picnic, look out at the Tappan Zee Bridge, or bring the children to play in the park.

Matthiessen Park is the location of Irvington's Riverside Concerts and Movies held in the summer.


Matthiessen Park in the Village of Irvington | Westchester  website and more . . .

Irvington's waterfront, public park, views, Things To Do at Irvington Scenic Hudson Park, regulation ballfields, Boat Launch, Playgrounds, Riverfront promenade, Scenic Views, Senior Center, Walking Paths, kayaking, walking, watching the children play | Westchester Scenic Hudson Park at Irvington "Scenic Hudson Valley"

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Scenic Hudson Park at Irvington
Irvington, Westchester County
Hudson River Valley, New York State
Park is adjacent to Hudson River and can be accessed via Bridge Street.

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Click to enlarge photo of Scenic Hudson Park in Irvington, New York. The transformation of Irvington's waterfront is one of Scenic Hudson's most dramatic success stories. This former industrial site is now a peaceful riverfront oasis just 12 miles north of New York City. At this site, 12-acres of contaminated soil and blacktop along the Hudson River have been transformed into a public park with views of the Manhattan skyline, Palisades and Tappan Zee Bridge.

From Scenic Hudson: "Scenic Hudson was instrumental in rehabilitating this waterfront industrial site and transforming it into a park—co-owned with the Village of Irvington—that offers magnificent views of the Hudson River encompassing the Manhattan skyline, Palisades and Tappan Zee Bridge. Features include universally accessible walking paths, ball fields and a senior center."

If you live in Manhattan, take the MTA directly into Irvington Station. Parks and excellent restaurants are within a short walk from the MTA Metro North Train Station

Scenic Hudson Park at Irvington  "Scenic Hudson Valley" | Westchester  website and more . . .
 All Katonah Listings10536, history, town history, about katonah, activities, attractions, things to do, hamlets, katonah, biking, hiking, fishing, katonah memorial park, antiquing, antique shops in katonah, historic sites, john jay homestead, historic site, children

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Historic Site, Westchester, Bedford, Founding Fathers, Treaty of Paris, Revolutionary War, Federalist Papers, first Chief Justice, Supreme Court, historic house, guided tour, First Chief-Justice of the United States, Declaration of Independence | Westchester John Jay Homestead "State Historic Site"

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  John Jay Homestead State Historic Site is located at 400 Jay Street, Katonah, NY 10536 in Westchester County. John Jay Homestead  "State Historic Site" | Westchester  website and more . . .

10536,Park, parks in the municipality of Bedford, activities, Things To Do, Baseball, Basketball, Paddle Tennis, Picnicking, Playground, Sledding, Soccer, Softball, Summer Day Camp, Swimming Pool, Tennis, Walking Trails | Westchester Katonah Memorial Park

914-666-7004 
  Katonah Memorial Park is located at 98 North Street, Katonah, NY 10536 in the hamlet of Katonah. It is one of several parks in the municipality of Bedford that offer Summer Day Camp programs and many other activities for kids and adults.

Picnic Packs
For residents planning summer picnics, the Bedford Recreation & Parks Department offers free use of a picnic pack of outdoor game equipment such as playground balls, jump ropes, Frisbees, whiffle balls, bats, etc. Those interested should contact the office at least one week prior to their planned picnic. A $25 refundable deposit is required (refunded upon the return of the picnic pack ). Katonah Memorial Park | Westchester  website and more . . .

10536, Farm, interpretive farm, Katonah, NY, dairy farm, Park, educational programs, hike,  hiking trails, petting and feeding, farm animals, Things To Do at Muscoot Farm, Art Exhibit, Art Gallery, Birthday Parties, Museum, Kids attractions | Westchester Muscoot Farm

914-864-7282 
  Muscoot Farm, a 777-acre interpretive farm is located at 51 Route 100 in Katonah, NY 10536 in Westchester County.

From the owner: "Muscoot Farm was originally a "Gentleman's Farm" founded by Ferdinand T. Hopkins in 1880 and operated as a dairy farm until Westchester County acquired the property in the late 1960s. Today, Muscoot Farm is a Westchester County Park that strives to preserve and interpret its agrarian past. Visitors may stroll through the original barns, visit with the animals, participate in educational programs or hike the many miles of trails. There is something for everyone on Muscoot’s 777 acres." Muscoot Farm | Westchester  website and more . . .
 All Montrose Listings10548, hamlet, town of cortlandt, history of montrose, revolutionary war, history,  about montrose, things to do, places to go, around montrose, activities, attractions, state parks in montrose, fishing, biking, sportsman center, target areas

 Montrose Hiking Trails | Places To Hike

10548, Park, waterfront park, views, Hudson River, tidal wetlands, fresh water pond, nature study, picnicking, Things To Do, Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking Trails, Nature Study, Picnicking, Playground, Playing Fields | Westchester George's Island Park - Hudson River Boating

914-737-7530 
  George’s Island Park, a 208-acre waterfront park, is located on Dutch Street, Montrose NY 10548, Westchester County in the Hudson River. George's Island offers magnificent views of the historic Hudson River. It contains tidal wetlands, a fresh water pond and wooded trails, and provides boat access to the Hudson River as well as areas for nature study and picnicking. George's Island Park - Hudson River Boating | Westchester  more . . .
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 Mount Kisco Hiking Trails | Places To Hike

Sanctuary, hiking, birding, views, Things To Do, Nature Center, Scenic Views, Mount Kisco, mature forest, tulip trees | Westchester Choate Sanctuary

914-666-6503 
  Choate Sanctuary is located at Crow Hill Road and Route 133, 1 mile west of Mount Kisco. Highlights of Choate Sanctuary are the many unusual rock outcroppings and the mature forest with large tulip trees, red oak and red maple. Choate Sanctuary is a good place to enjoy hiking, birding, and quiet views over the surrounding woodland. Dogs are permitted on leashes. Press blue button for more information about Choate Sanctuary. Choate Sanctuary | Westchester  website and more . . .

10549, Park, Mount Kisco, NY, basketball, baseball, camp for kids, Pool, activities and fun for kids, Park Attractions, Things To Do, Disc (Frisbee) Golf Course, Gymnasium, Hiking, Playground, Swimming pools, Tennis Courts, Disc Golf Course, Ice Skating | Westchester Leonard Park and Pool

914-666-3059 
  Leonard Park, a 116-acre park, is located at 1 Wallace Drive, Mount Kisco, NY 10549 in Westchester County. Leonard Park offers recreation programs, including basketball, baseball, camp for kids, Mount Kisco Memorial Complex & Pool (3 swimming pools) and more great activities and fun for kids and adults year round. Leonard Park and Pool | Westchester  website and more . . .
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Park, Mount Pleasant, Westchester County, Revolutionary War army surgeon, five miles of bike trails, Things To Do, Biking Trails, advanced bikers, Hiking Trails, Nature Study | Westchester Graham Hills Park

914-864-7000 
  Graham Hills Park is located in Mount Pleasant, Westchester County. Graham Hills, a one-time hamlet and station on the Putnam Railroad, takes its name from Dr. Isaac Gilbert Graham, a Revolutionary War army surgeon, who settled there circa 1785. Graham Hills Park | Westchester  website and more . . .
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10550, Park, Pool, Mount Vernon, NY, swimming, wave pool, water slide, water playground, Things To Do, Fishing, Hiking, Nature Study, Picnicking, Playground, Winter Activities, Ice Skating, Birthday Parties for Kids, bathhouse | Westchester Willson’s Woods Park & Pool

914-813-6990 
  Willson's Woods Park and Pool is located at East Lincoln Avenue, Mount Vernon NY 10550, Westchester County. Willson's Woods is one of the oldest parks in Westchester County. Willson’s Woods is a 23-acre park offering a beautiful swimming pool and adjacent English Tudor style bathhouse along with areas for picnicking and fishing. Willson’s Woods Park & Pool | Westchester  website and more . . .
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Things To Do, Birding, Nature walks, Sanctuary, Town of New Castle, Mount Kisco, Saw Mill River Audubon, rock formations, large tulip , sugar maple trees | Westchester Haas Sanctuary

914-666-6503 
  Haas Sanctuary, a 14-acre sanctuary, is located on the eastern edge of the Town of New Castle south of Mount Kisco. Haas Sanctuary was first protected by the New Castle Land Conservancy which merged with Saw Mill River Audubon in 1975. Highlights of Haas Sanctuary are the beautiful rock formations, large tulip and sugar maple trees, and a native meadow along Sheather Road. Haas Sanctuary | Westchester  website and more . . .

Environmental education, outdoor activities, children, families, ELLA, Teatown’s Natural Science Summer Day Camp, Things To Do at Teatown, Children's Events, Diverse Habitats, Hiking, 15 miles of hiking trails, Nature Center, Outdoor Animal Exhibits | Westchester Teatown Lake Reservation - New Castle

914-762-2912 
  Teatown Lake Reservation is located in the Towns of Yorktown, Cortlandt and New Castle. Teatown's postal address is: 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining, NY, 10562.

Teatown programming includes: Environmental education, stewardship of Teatown’s preserve and regional conservation activities throughout the Hudson Valley. Our education efforts include a wide range of classes, lectures and outdoor activities, on and offsite, for children, families and adults - all focused on nature and the role of biodiversity in sustainable living. Teatown leads the “Environmental Leaders Learning Alliance” (ELLA) – a learning network of 120+ civic leaders from 28 towns and villages. Teatown’s Natural Science Summer Day Camp is sought after and highly regarded. Teatown's Hudson River EagleFest is a signature annual, regional event." Teatown Lake Reservation - New Castle | Westchester  website and more . . .
 All New Rochelle Listings10801, history, about new rochelle, things to do, places to visit, activities, attractions, restaurants, dining, buying a home in new rochelle, concert, golf course, antique stores, children, park, kids, parks in new rochelle, playground, movies, shopping

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10801, Park, New Rochelle N.Y., passive recreation area, Things To Do, Seasonal Sled Riding, Scenic Views, Sunbathing, Walking | Westchester Davenport Park

914-654-2087 
  Davenport Park, 20-acres in size, is located on Davenport Avenue in New Rochelle NY 10801, Westchester County. This is a passive recreation area overlooking Long Island Sound. This park is ideal for sunbathing, walking, sitting or reading a book. Contains a Shakespeare Garden. Valid omnicards are required year round. Davenport Park | Westchester  more . . .

10801, Park, New Rochelle N.Y., playground for children, walking path, flower garden, benches, Things To Do, Playground | Westchester Feeney Park

914-654-2087 
  Feeney Park is located at 7th Street and Washington Avenue, New Rochelle NY 10801, Westchester County. Feeney Park offers a playground for children, walking path, flower garden and benches. Feeney Park | Westchester  more . . .

10805, park, beach, hot days of summer, Fishing, Playground, Swimming, swimming at the beach, picnic pavilions, picnic, boat launching, boat ramp, bathhouse, Historic Places, Things To Do, Boat Launch | Westchester Glen Island Park and Glen Island Beach

914-813-6720 
  Glen Island Park and Beach, 105-acres in size, is located in New Rochelle NY 10805, Westchester County. Glen Island is an island property connected to New Rochelle by a drawbridge built in the 1920s. After Playland, Glen Island is the second most widely used park in the County Parks system.

From Westchestergov.com "This 105-acre island property is connected to New Rochelle by a drawbridge built in the 1920s. After Playland, Glen Island is the second most widely used park in the County Parks system. One of Westchester’s unique jewels, it was initially developed as a summer resort by John H. Starin. The original design exhibited the five cultures of the western world on individual islands linked together with piers and causeways. Today the islands have been merged with substantial fill areas totaling 130 acres and providing a beautiful crescent shaped beach with access to the Long Island Sound. Glen Island Park and Glen Island Beach | Westchester  website and more . . .

10801, Park, New Rochelle  N.Y., playground for children, walking path, flower garden and benches, Things To Do, Basketball Court, Benches, Flower Garden, Playground, Walking | Westchester Stephenson Park

914-654-2087 
  Stephenson Park is located on Stephenson Blvd. and Lyons Place, New Rochelle NY 10801, Westchester County. The park offers a playground for children, basketball court, walking path, flower garden and benches. Stephenson Park | Westchester  more . . .
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10560, North Salem NY, trails, highest point in Westchester, activities, boating, camping,  Hemlock Lake, Spruce Lake, fishing, ice skating, hiking, nature exploration, snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing, picnicking, rowboat rental , Things To Do | Westchester Mountain Lakes Park - Sal J. Prezioso

914-864-7312 
  Sal J. Prezioso Mountain Lakes Park is located at Hawley Road, North Salem NY 10560, Westchester County and is Westchester’s northernmost county park. It is set on 1082-acres and is characterized by a rugged landscape and native hardwood forest with miles of trails. Situated in this lovely park is Mt. Bailey, the highest point in Westchester. Mt. Baily offers breathtaking vistas in every season. Mountain Lakes Park - Sal J. Prezioso | Westchester  website and more . . .
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linear park, Town of Ossining, Blue Mountain Reservation in Peekskill, Croton Gorge Park, view of the Hudson River, Spitzenberg Mountain, Blue Mountain Reservation, North County Trailway, South County Trailway, Bronx River Pathway | Westchester Briarcliff Peekskill Trailway

914-864-7000 
  The Briarcliff-Peekskill Trailway is a 12-mile linear park that runs from the Town of Ossining north to the Westchester County's Blue Mountain Reservation in Peekskill. The trail is built on land originally acquired in 1929 by the Westchester Parkway Commission for the construction of the Briarcliff Peekskill Parkway. Briarcliff Peekskill Trailway | Westchester  website and more . . .

natural preserve, reservoir property, butterflies, migrating birds, Hikers, Biking, Birding, Hiking, Nature Study, Winter Activities, trail map, dogs are only allowed on leash | Westchester Kitchawan Preserve

914-864-7000 
  "Kitchawan Preserve is a 208-acre natural preserve bordered by the New York City reservoir property and the North County Trailway, which runs along the eastern edge. The park features native woodland and open fields, where butterflies and migrating birds can be seen in abundance in late spring. Kitchawan Preserve | Westchester  website and more . . .
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Things To Do, Park, Camping, Cross-Country, Skiing, Horseback, Fishing, Hiking, Trail, Trails, Ice Skating, Mountain Biking, Nature Study, Playground, Picnicking, Sportsman Center, target shooting range, Winter Activities, Cross-Country Skiing | Westchester Blue Mountain Reservation

914-862-5275 
  Blue Mountain Reservation is located at Welcher Avenue in Peekskill, New York. Blue Mountain is a 1500-acre park in the northwest section of Westchester County. It is primarily a passive park and features miles of trails for mountain biking, hiking, walking, nature study and more.

Blue Mountain offers challenging hikes to the top of two large peaks: Mt. Spitzenberg and Blue Mountain. The park contains a bathhouse and Trail Lodge, as well as two historically significant comfort stations. These comfort stations were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and are reminiscent of early 20th century National Park structures. Blue Mountain Reservation | Westchester  website and more . . .

10566, swim, walk, wooded trails, picnic, horseshoe court, Things To Do, Baseball, Basketball Court, Biking Trails, Bocce Ball, Fishing, Hiking / Walking, Horseback Riding, Horseshoes, Ice Skating, Picnicking, Playgrounds, Swimming, Winter Activities | Westchester Depew Park

914-734-7275 
  Depew Park is located at 1 Robin Drive, Peekskill, NY 10566 in northern Westchester County.

From City of Peekskill: "Depew Park is home to the City Recreation Office. You can enjoy a swim in Veterans Memorial Pool or walk on the many wooded trails. Enjoy the picnic pavillion overlooking Lake Mitchell or play a game of horseshoes at the horseshoe court. There is also a basketball court, tennis courts, a bocce ball court and a playground." Depew Park | Westchester  website and more . . .
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jogging, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, IBA (Important Bird Area),   birders, licensed anglers, fishing, Things To Do, Bridle Path, Fishing, Hiking, Nature Trail, Picnic, Winter Activities, Sledding | Westchester Rockefeller State Park Preserve

914-631-1470 
  Rockefeller State Park Preserve, 1,233-acres in size, is located at 125 Phelps Way, Pleasantville, NY 10570 in Pocantico Hills, Westchester County.

"Visitors will delight in the ever growing haven of open space in Westchester County known as Rockefeller State Park Preserve. Approximately 30 miles from the hustle and bustle of New York City, the Preserve is an idyllic spot for strolling, jogging, horseback riding, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. With 180 recorded species of birds and its IBA (Important Bird Area) designation by the National Audubon Society, the Preserve is a must visit area for birders. In season, licensed anglers enjoy fishing for bass in the 22 acre Swan Lake and for brown trout in the Pocantico River. Rockefeller State Park Preserve | Westchester  website and more . . .
 All Pound Ridge Listingspound ridge, new york, fine dining, scenic spots, hiking,  ward pound ridge reservation, picnics, hiking for the beginner or the advanced hiker,  fishing, cross-country skiing, demographics for pound ridge, history of pound ridge

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photo, Town of Pound Ridge, cross-country skiing, camping, Ward Pound Ridge, wooded trails, lean-to camping, fishing, Trailside Nature Museum, Things To Do at Ward Pound Ridge Park, Horseback Riding, Hiking, Museum, Picnicking, Winter Activities | Westchester Pound Ridge Ponds "Scenic Pound Ridge"

 
  Click to enlarge spring photo of Pound Ridge Pond.

Click to enlarge photo of Pound Ridge Pond Lovely ponds, lakes, and streams add to the natural beauty of Pound Ridge.

Pound Ridge, incorporated in 1788, is located only 50 miles north of Manhattan in a rural area of Westchester County. Pound Ridge is a community recognized for its natural beauty and appreciated as a peaceful country retreat, where winding roads, wooded hills, and beautiful ponds and lakes sprinkle the landscape. Pound Ridge Ponds  "Scenic Pound Ridge" | Westchester  photos and more . . .

10576, Park, local park, activities, toddlers, children, teens, Day Camp, fun for children, Ball Fields, Hiking Trails, Ice Skating, Picnicking, Playgrounds, Showers, Snack Bar, Swimming Pools, Winter Activities, Ice Hockey, Ice Skating | Westchester Pound Ridge Town Park

914-764-0947 
  The Pound Ridge Town Park is located at 199 Westchester Avenue, Pound Ridge NY 10576, Westchester County. Pound Ridge Park offers many activities for toddlers, children, teens, and adults. A Day Camp is available for an exciting summer of fun for children. Other activities, such as exercise programs, bridge group, toddler art, little league, tennis, basketball, and other sports are open to all ages. Pound Ridge Town Park | Westchester  website and more . . .

10518, Nature Museum, Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River, NY, Westchester County Parks, interpretive nature centers, butterfly and moth hatcheries, wildflower garden, guided nature trails, Things To Do at the Museum, Park, Bird Watching | Westchester Trailside Nature Museum - WPR - Pound Ridge

914-864-7322 
 
Click to enlarge picture of "Entrance to Ward Pound Reservation".

Entrance to Ward Pound Ridge The Trailside Nature Museum is located at 6 Reservation Road, (Junction of Routes 35 and 121 South), Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River, NY 10518 in Westchester County. The Museum is owned and operated by Westchester County Parks, Recreation, and Conservation. The museum was built in 1937 by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), and is one of the oldest interpretive nature centers in the United States. Trailside Nature Museum - WPR - Pound Ridge | Westchester  photos, website and more . . .

largest park in Westchester County, hiking trails, fishing spots, birding, biking trails, playgounds are available for younger children, Trailside Nature Museum, Things To Do, Art Exhibits, Camping, Equestrian Trails & Horseback Riding, Fishing | Westchester Ward Pound Ridge Reservation - Pound Ridge

914-864-7322 
  Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, a 4,315-acre park, is the largest park in Westchester County. The park is divided in area between the towns of Pound Ridge and Lewisboro. The northern one-third of the park is in Lewisboro and the remaining two-thirds of the park are in Pound Ridge.

Click to enlarge picture of "Visitor Center at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation".

Ward Pound Ridge Visitor Center As you drive into the park and up to the main entrance booth, you'll see the visitor center on your right and the Art Center a short distance ahead, on your left. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation - Pound Ridge | Westchester  photos, website and more . . .
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Kendall Sculpture Gardens, PepsiCo headquarters, Purchase, NY, Sculpture Gardens, world acclaimed sculpture collection, Things To Do at Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Gardens, Visit, MTA Metro-North Railroad to White Plains | Westchester Kendall Sculpture Gardens at PepsiCo

914-253-2000 
  The Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Gardens is located at 700 and 735 Anderson Hill Road, PepsiCo headquarters in Purchase, NY, Westchester County in the Hudson River Valley. The Sculpture Gardens and the Purchase campus of SUNY are across the street from each other.

Click to enlarge photo of Grande Disco , by Arnaldo Pomodoro.

Click to enlarge photo of Grande Disco by Arnaldo Pomodoro Since the mid-1970s, Pomodoro has continued to gain renown for his unique engagement with fundamental geometric shapes, notably the column, cube, pyramid, sphere, and disc. His massive architectonic forms suggest a continual process of self-destruction and regeneration. His work has been the subject of numerous exhibitions at major museums.

Learn more about Arnaldo Pomodoro and his work at Arnaldo Pomodoro in Kendall Sculpture Gardens.
Kendall Sculpture Gardens at PepsiCo | Westchester  photos and more . . .
 All Rye Listings10580, history of the city of rye, new york, schools, rye school districts, historical landmarks, about rye, hiking, golf courses in rye, antique stores, birding in rye, place for children, kids, time to eat, rye restaurants, buying a home in rye

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Wildlife Sanctuary, Nature Center, IBA, Environmental education programs, intertidal ecology, marine biology, plant science, ornithology, Things To Do, Birding, Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking / Walking, Nature Study Programs | Westchester Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary

914-967-8720 
  The Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary and Nature Center is a 179-acre park located on the shore of the Long Island Sound, along a migratory flyway. This sanctuary is home to a great diversity of marine life. In winter months, the 85-acre lake, a mixture of salt and fresh water, hosts over 5,000 ducks. The sanctuary has been recognized by the national Audubon Society of New York as an Important Bird Area (IBA). There are three miles of trails through forest and field. Along the half-mile of publicly accessible shore, the intertidal habitat harbors a wide diversity of plants and animals. Environmental education programs are offered to schools, scouts and other groups by advance reservation. Group size is limited to 30, and there is a modest fee based on group size and length of program. Topics can be tailored to the needs and interests of the group and include: intertidal ecology, marine biology, plant science and ornithology. Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary | Westchester  website and more . . .

Marshlands, wildlife sanctuary, Things To Do, Birding, Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking / Walking, Nature Study Programs, Long Island Sound, Atlantic migratory flyway, bird watching | Westchester Marshlands Conservancy & Nature Center

914-835-4466 
  Marshlands Conservancy is a 147-acre wildlife sanctuary composed of a diversity of habitats. Forest, meadow, salt marsh and shore can be explored. Enjoy three miles of trails and one-half mile of shoreline along the Long Island Sound. Located along the Atlantic migratory flyway, Marshlands is an excellent bird watching location; more than 230 species have been sited. The Marshlands salt marsh is one of few in New York accessible to the public for study and enjoyment. Marshlands Conservancy & Nature Center | Westchester  website and more . . .
 All Somers Listingsnorthern, historical society, history, antiquities, north, state parks, golfing, antique shops, hiking, biking, kids, picnic, gardens, lasdon park arboretum, somers, amawalk, baldwin place, granite springs,  lincolndale, shenorock

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Arboretum, concert, musical fare, picnic supper, Things To Do, Botanical Specimens, Chinese Friendship Pavilion, Formal Gardens, Night Music concerts, Lasdon Park, picnicking, music | Westchester Lasdon Park Arboretum and Veterans Memorial

914-864-7260 
  Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial, located on Route 35 in Somers, NY, Westchester County, is a magnificent 234-acre property consisting of woodlands, open grass meadow and formal gardens with flower and shrub specimens from all over the world. Lasdon is also the site of the Chinese Friendship Pavilion and four inspirational memorials and a museum honoring Westchester veterans. Lasdon Park Arboretum and Veterans Memorial | Westchester  website and more . . .
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Tarrytown Sleepy Hollow New York protecting Preserve's preserve peserves wildlife habitat historical  archeological features carriage roads | Westchester Friends of Rockefeller State Park

914-333-0102 
  Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Inc., located in Sleepy Hollow, New York, was established in 1997 to encourage public participation in protecting the Preserve's wildlife and habitat, sustaining its historical and archeological features, and maintaining its unique system of carriage roads. Friends of Rockefeller State Park | Westchester  website and more . . .
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10707, Playground, Tuckahoe, NY, Playground, basketball courts with lights, Things To Do at Main Street Playground, Ballfield, Basketball Courts (2) with lights, Playground | Westchester Main Street Playground

914-771-3311 
  Main Street Playground, a 3-acre park, is located at Main Street and Marbledale Road in Tuckahoe, NY 10707 in Westchester County. Main Street Playground offers two full basketball courts with lights, a climber, swings and benches. Main Street Playground | Westchester  website and more . . .

10707, Park, Tuckahoe, NY, baseball, softball field, soccer fields, all-purpose playfield, full basketball court, jogging, bicycle path, Things To Do at Parkway Oval Park, Playground, Soccer Fields, Softball Field, Jogging, Bicycle Path | Westchester Parkway Oval

914-771-3311 
  Parkway Oval Park, a 14-acre park, is located at Consulate Drive, Tuckahoe, NY 10707 in Westchester County. Parkway Oval offers a baseball and softball field, soccer fields, all-purpose playfield, full basketball court, playground area with swings, climber and benches. This park is adjacent to a jogging and bicycle path along the scenic Bronx River. The park is maintained by Eastchester. Parkway Oval | Westchester  website and more . . .
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Things To Do, linear park, Westchester County Park, southern Westchester County, ponds, wooden footbridges, bicycling, walking, running, nature study, Fishing, Hiking Trails Walking, Ice skating, Winter Activities | Westchester Bronx River Parkway Reservation

914-328-1542 
  The Bronx River Parkway Reservation, one of Westchester’s oldest parks, is an 807-acre paved linear park that was created as an adjunct to the Bronx River Parkway that opened in 1925. The Reservation touts a number of “firsts”. It is the first linear park in Westchester, as well as one of the first in the country, and, the Bronx River Parkway was the first parkway in the nation. The Reservation also has the distinction of being the first official Westchester County Park, whose establishment led to the creation of today’s County Park System of more than 50 parks spanning nearly 18,000-acres. The picturesque Reservation, which runs through the heart of southern Westchester County, features ponds, wooden footbridges, and hundreds of varieties of native trees and shrubs. It is a favorite place for bicycling, walking, running and nature study. Bronx River Parkway Reservation | Westchester  website and more . . .

10595, Kensico Dam, reservoir, Lake Kensico, Cranberry Lake Park, Things To Do, Biking, Fishing, Hiking / Walking, Ice Skating, In-line Skating, Nature Study, Outdoor Film Festival, Picnicking, Playground, Refreshments | Westchester Kensico Dam Plaza

914-328-1542 
  Kensico Dam Plaza, a 98-acre property, is located at Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla, NY 10595 in Westchester County.

"The dam was built under the old dam that formed Lake Kensico, using stone taken from the adjacent Cranberry Lake Park. More electric power was applied for its creation than any other construction work for the Catskill water supply. The crushing plant at the quarry was the largest ever placed on contract work, and a railroad was built solely for the purpose of carrying debris from the construction site to landfills. At the quarry village, a school operated for the children, sewing classes for the women, and English language classes for the predominately Italian male workers. Kensico Dam Plaza | Westchester  website and more . . .
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Hudson Highlands, Hudson River is an estuary, things to do in the Hudson Highlands, outdoor activities, fishing, boating, hiking, hike, Hikes, Things To Do, Birding, Bird Watching, Boat Rentals, Boating, Fishing, Hiking Trails, Historic Places | Westchester Hudson Highlands

845-225-7207 
  Click to enlarge photo of the Hudson Highlands.

Click to enlarge photo of the Hudson Highlands The sign reads:
"For much of its 315-mile course, the Hudson River flows straight and broad. But at the Highlands, the Appalachian mountain chain intersects the river to create a fifteen mile stretch of rugged, mountainous landscape. This area contains the river's narrowest and deepest points, as well as its fastest currents. The Hudson River is an estuary, a mixture of salt and freshwater, and the saltwater line extends just north of Beacon. The River is tidal all the way up to the Troy Dam above Albany." Hudson Highlands | Westchester  website and more . . .

Trail Trails Trailsite Mahopac Putnam North County paved bicycle and pedestrian path Putnam Railroad Tudor-revival style Briarcliff Manor Station Millwood Railroad Park Historic | Westchester North County Trailway

914-864-7000 
  The North County Trailway spans 22.1 miles in Westchester County, from Eastview in the Town of Mt. Pleasant, to Baldwin Place in Somers. It now continues for two more miles into Mahopac in Putnam County as the Putnam Trailway. The North County Trailway is a paved bicycle and pedestrian path located primarily on right-of-way lands of the former Putnam Division of the New York Central Railroad. North County Trailway | Westchester  more . . .

Trail Trails Trailsite paved bicycle pedestrian path Putnam Division “Old Put”  final run Railroad  23 stations Elmsford station South County Historic markers | Westchester South County Trailway

914-864-7000 
  The South County Trailway is a paved bicycle and pedestrian path located primarily on right-of- way lands of the former Putnam Division of the New York Central Railroad. The “Old Put,” as it was fondly referred to by commuters, provided freight and passenger service from 1881 to 1958 between the Bronx and Putnam County. Freight service continued to operate sporadically from Elmsford south, with the last freight train making its final run in August 1982. South County Trailway | Westchester  website and more . . .
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10605, Park, White Plains, NY, Things to Do in Bryant-Mamaroneck Park, Historic Site, Nature Trails, Hiking and Walking Trail | Westchester Bryant-Mamaroneck Park

914-422-1336 
  Bryant-Mamaroneck park is located on the corner of Bryant and Mamaroneck Avenues, White Plains, NY 10605 in Westchester County.

Bryant-Mamaroneck park offers an 8.93 acre circular trail for walking, hiking, and nature exploration. You may enter and exit the park from Mamaroneck Avenue. Meter parking is available at the City owned Shapham Place lot across Mamaroneck Avenue. Bryant-Mamaroneck Park | Westchester  more . . .

Nature Center, nature preserve, trails, Things To Do, Birding, Children's, Hiking, Nature Hikes, Nature Interpretive Programs, Winter Activities, Cross-country Skiing, Kensico Reservoir, drinking water for New York City | Westchester Cranberry Lake Preserve Nature Center

914-428-1005 
  The Cranberry Lake Nature Center is a 190-acre nature preserve comprised of forest, wetlands, and a 10-acre lake that was carved by glaciers thousands of years ago. There are three miles of trails, including a loop around the lake, and others that traverse the predominantly northern oak-hickory forest. The area is part of the Kensico Reservoir watershed, which provides drinking water for residents of Westchester County and New York City. The name Cranberry Lake is derived from the growth of wild cranberry, which still exist in various parts of the fen. Cranberry Lake Preserve Nature Center | Westchester  website and more . . .

Linear Park, The Greenway, Rail-Trail on Gedney Way, fall foliage, first time and experienced hiker, Things To Do at The Greenway, Hiking / Walking, Nature Trail, The word is, starting point for The Greenway, the trail | Westchester Greenway, The "Linear Park"

914-422-1336 
  The City of White Plains Linear Park better known as The Greenway offers residents the opportunity to stroll the center of White Plains south side through a wooded environment. Enter this former Rail-Trail on Gedney Way and continue south of Ridgeway until you reach the Scarsdale boarder. Greenway, The  "Linear Park" | Westchester  website and more . . .

10601, White Plains, NY, Visit Liberty Park, Silver Lake, enjoy picnicking, relaxing by the lake, more information about activities available at Liberty Park in White Plains, Things To Do at Liberty Park, Hiking/Walking Trails, Picnic Area | Westchester Liberty Park

914-422-1336 
  Liberty Park, a 2-acre property, is located in White Plains, NY 10601 in Westchester County. Visit Liberty Park set beside the beautiful Silver Lake where you can enjoy picnicking and relaxing by the lake. Liberty Park | Westchester  website and more . . .

10605, Nature Trail, Ridgeway School, White Plains, NY, educational purposes, walking trail to the Scarsdale border, Things To Do on Ridgeway Nature Trail, Walking trail, Educational nature trail | Westchester Ridgeway Nature Trail

914-422-1336 
  The Ridgeway Nature Trail, a 0.6 mile long trail, abuts Ridgeway School, located at 225 Ridgeway, White Plains, NY 10605 in Westchester County.

The park is utilized for educational purposes. It also serves as a community resource by providing a 0.5 walking trail to the Scarsdale border. There are several wooden bridges over wet areas. Ridgeway Nature Trail | Westchester  website and more . . .

10605, Park and Pool, White Plains, NY, 18-hole golf course, miniature golf course, largest swimming pool, children’s aquatic playground, playground, disabled,  hikers, cross country skiers, Winter Activities, Cross-country Skiing, Birthday Parties | Westchester Saxon Woods Park & Pool

914-995-4480 
  Saxon Woods Park and Pool, a 700-acre property, is located on Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains, NY 10605. "Saxon Woods Park contains an 18-hole golf course as well as a miniature golf course, the county’s largest swimming pool, a children’s aquatic playground and picnic areas. It is also the site of the county’s only playground that is accessible to the disabled. Saxon Woods Park & Pool | Westchester  website and more . . .

Silver Lake, Preserve, White Plains, NY, trails through woodlands, park, prehistoric and archeological resources, Things To Do at Silver Lake Preserve, Hiking Trails / Walking, Nature Study,  Dogs are not allowed | Westchester Silver Lake Preserve

914-231-4500 
  Silver Lake Preserve is located in White Plains, NY in Westchester County. Silver Lake features trails through woodlands and unmowed fields, some small streams and old stone foundations throughout its 236 acres. The topography is rugged, rising in steep rock outcrops from the lake. Fishing is not permitted. Silver Lake Preserve | Westchester  website and more . . .

unique trails, trail between Gedney Way and Ridgeway, trail from Ridgeway to the border of Scarsdale, excellent for beginner or experienced hikers, White Plains Recreation and Parks Department, Things To Do on White Plains Greenway, Hiking/Walking Trails | Westchester White Plains Greenway

914-422-1336 
  The White Plains Greenway is located on the former New York, Westchester, & Boston Railway right-of-way. Two unique trails are available. The first trail between Gedney Way and Ridgeway covers 0.8 miles. The trail from Ridgeway to the border of Scarsdale covers 0.5 miles. The terrain of both trails is flat and linear and are excellent for beginner or experienced hikers.

White Plains Greenway | Westchester  more . . .
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Beczak Environmental Center, riverfront public park, Things To Do at Habirshaw Park, Bird Watching, Fishing, Picnicking, Scenic views at Habirshaw Park, Walking trails, hiking, walking, restaurants in Yonkers, Westchester River Towns | Westchester Habirshaw Park on the Hudson "Scenic Hudson Valley"

 
  Habirshaw Park
Yonkers, Westchester County
Hudson River Valley, New York State

From Scenic Hudson: "Scenic Hudson is working with New York State, Westchester County, the City of Yonkers and the Beczak Environmental Center to create a five-acre riverfront public park, esplanade and environmental education center with stunning views of the Palisades. Historically the area was dominated by industrial facilities that blocked public access to the river. Once slated for six, 38-story apartment buildings, the property is now protected by a 25-acre conservation easement held by The Scenic Hudson Land Trust. The park is currently open but improvements are continuing." Habirshaw Park on the Hudson  "Scenic Hudson Valley" | Westchester  website and more . . .

Nature Center,  Things To Do, Birding, Cross-country Skiing, Gardening, Hiking / Walking, Nature Study Programs, overlooking the Hudson River, spectacular views, bird watchers, hawk migrations, butterfly garden, butterfly and hummingbird garden | Westchester Lenoir Preserve Nature Center

914-968-5851 
  Lenoir Preserve Nature Center is a 40-acre nature preserve comprised of woodlands and field habitats. It is situated adjacent to the Old Croton Aqueduct on slopes overlooking the Hudson River, providing spectacular views. The property was formerly home to two Hudson River estates and boasts a number of unusual specimen trees and shrubs, imported from around the world. Lenoir Preserve Nature Center | Westchester  website and more . . .

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914-864-7000 
  The Sprain Ridge Mountain Bike Trail in Yonkers offers cyclists a day of fresh air and exercise in a wooded and natural environment. Sprain Ridge Park is a large land preserve with a variety of landscapes, ranging from heavily wooded areas to large and impressive rock outcroppings. The park was previously owned by the Boyce Thompson Institute, a botanical research center, and a result, contains many unusual and exotic woodland plants. Sprain Ridge Mountain Bike Trail | Westchester  website and more . . .

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914-231-3450 
  Sprain Ridge Park and Pool in Yonkers offers cyclists a day of fresh air and exercise in a wooded and natural environment. Sprain Ridge Park is a large land preserve with a variety of landscapes, ranging from heavily wooded areas to large and impressive rock outcroppings. The park was previously owned by the Boyce Thompson Institute, a botanical research center, and a result, contains many unusual and exotic woodland plants. Sprain Ridge Park & Pool | Westchester  website and more . . .

10710, Park, Pool, aquatic complex, spray playground for kids, swim, lazy river, Biking, Brook Park and Pool, Fishing, Hiking, Skating, Miniature Golf Course, Swimming, Winter Activities, Cross-country Skiing, Ice Skating, Birthday Parties for Kids | Westchester Tibbetts Brook Park & Pool

914-231-2865 
  Tibbetts Brook Park and Pool, a 161-acre park, is located at Midland Avenue, Yonkers NY 10710, Westchester County. This beautiful park offers an exciting new aquatic complex. There’s a spray playground for kids of all ages, in-pool basketball and volleyball, lap lanes for getting in a daily swim workout, and of course, the signature “lazy river” that inspired the re-naming of this fabulous destination as “The Brook.” Tibbetts Brook Park & Pool | Westchester  website and more . . .
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Environmental education, outdoor activities, children, families, ELLA, Teatown’s Natural Science Summer Day Camp, Things To Do at Teatown, Children's Events, Diverse Habitats, Hiking, 15 miles of hiking trails, Nature Center, Outdoor Animal Exhibits | Westchester Teatown Lake Reservation - Yorktown

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  Teatown Lake Reservation is located in the Towns of Yorktown, Cortlandt and New Castle. Teatown's postal address is: 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining, NY, 10562.

Teatown programming includes: Environmental education, stewardship of Teatown’s preserve and regional conservation activities throughout the Hudson Valley. Our education efforts include a wide range of classes, lectures and outdoor activities, on and offsite, for children, families and adults - all focused on nature and the role of biodiversity in sustainable living. Teatown leads the “Environmental Leaders Learning Alliance” (ELLA) – a learning network of 120+ civic leaders from 28 towns and villages. Teatown’s Natural Science Summer Day Camp is sought after and highly regarded. Teatown's Hudson River EagleFest is a signature annual, regional event." Teatown Lake Reservation - Yorktown | Westchester  website and more . . .
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10598, Park, picnic, pool, freshwater fishing, rowboats, pedal boats rental, ice skaters, Things To Do, Biking, Boat Launch, Cross-Country Skiing, Disk golf, Fishing, Food, Hiking Trails, Ice Skating, Picnic Tables, Playground, Playing Fields | Westchester FDR, Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park

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  The Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park is located at 2957 Crompond Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 in Westchester County.

About Franklin D. Roosevelt Park: "A scenic haven approximately 40 miles from New York City, Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park offers day trippers a day of fun and relaxation. The park's spacious picnic areas, which can accommodate individual families as well as large groups, may be reserved in advance. The park's mammoth pool can hold 3,500 bathers at one time. In addition the park offers a host of other activities for people of all ages to enjoy. FDR, Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park | Westchester  website and more . . .

10598, Farm, Environmental Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, regional education center, backyard farming, hike, picnic, CSA shares, farm stand, U-Pick, tours, classes, Things To Do on the Farm, Hiking, Picnicking, Summer Camp, Youth programs | Westchester Hilltop Hanover Farm

914-962-2368 
  Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center is located at 1271 Hanover Street, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 in northern Westchester County. Hilltop is a working crop farm and environmental educational center. The farm was a former dairy farm dating back to the 1600's. Today the farm is a regional education center that offers programs on healthy and sustainable food production and teaches skills for small-scale suburban and urban farming techniques, illustrating sustainable living practices for the region and local communities. Hilltop Hanover Farm | Westchester  website and more . . .

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Find list of the best places to hike in Westchester, New York. Hiking trails are listed by town within Westchester in the lower-Hudson Valley. Find hiking trails in southern, mid, and northern Westchester. Experience the best hiking in Westchester where you can find hikes to satisfy all levels of hikers.

Pack plenty of water, snacks, and your hiking gear, and visit Westchester Hiking Trails where you can experience the thrill of a challenging hike; or for beginners, the satisfying feeling of spending a day outdoors surrounded by nature.

Although hiking and walking may appear to be the same activity; hiking usually refers to the experience of walking on trails and paths away from the noise and pollution of an urban area. Hiking trails are often surrounded by clean air, trees, the sounds of birds, small animals, and the wonderful breadth of nature. In contrast, you can walk just about anywhere, including busy streets in the cities of White Plains and Yonkers. Westchester hiking offers a wide range of trails for all levels of hikers. The beginning, intermediate, and experienced hiker can find places to hike that are suitable for their level of expertise.

Plan a day, weekend, or vacation in Westchester. Westchester is located just a few miles north of New York City. Take short hikes, nature hikes, scenic hikes, or challenging hikes, and immerse yourself in the great outdoors.

Hiking with Kids
Hiking is ranked among the best activities for kids. Most kids will enjoy a hike. When planning a hike, let the child's ability guide you. Some kids are more active and have more energy than other children. Let the age of the child and each individual child's ability to walk distances be your guide.

The benefits of hiking with kids are many. Hiking allows you to share an experience or adventure with your child where you can discover nature and a healthy outdoor environment. Learn about birds, small animals, wild flowers, trees, and more about the natural world around us. You can work together with your child to map out and determine the hiking route that best suits you and your child's ability. In addition to the many benefits listed above, is the fact that hiking is good for your mental and physical health, and hiking is often free. A hike is within reach of most people that are reasonably healthy, regardless of financial circumstances.

Involve your child in the planning stages of a hike. Select a trail together, and then create a simple map that your child can read while on the trail. You can also teach the child how to read trail markers. If your child is not initially interested in hiking, you may want to reward your child at the end of a hike for helping to find the hiking markers and the way forward or back to home base. This added incentive may encourage your child toward becoming a hiker.

During the preparation phase of the hike, give children a list of hiking essentials and let them pack their own backpack. The backpack should include gear similar to your own such as a whistle, rainwear, compass, and first-aid kit. In addition to involving the children in "the adventure of hiking" they will feel grownup and responsible as you work together to make the hike a success.

Supplies for your hiking adventure should always include plenty of water, healthy snacks that your child enjoys, and a map that your child can read. Involve them in decisions of where to hike as you would involve another adult. Here are some suggestions toward building a successful hiking experience with kids:

  • Invite your child's friend so they can share the adventure together; as we all know, "Grownups can get boring."

  • Find a trail that has something exciting at the end of the hike. For example:
  • Pack protein snacks that are good for the kids and that they enjoy eating.

  • In cool weather, pack warm dry clothes and backup clothing.

  • The most important thing to remember is that hiking should be fun. Don't stress if you cannot complete your hike, or if it starts to rain, or if it's too hot. Just enjoy the day together. These memories will last a lifetime for both you and your children.

    Westchester Hiking Trails
    Places to hike in the lower-Hudson Valley include: Hiking trails in Westchester offering some of the best hiking opportunities for the beginning hiker to the experienced hiker looking for a challenge. Although Westchester borders New York City, it offers many beautiful places to hike that are secluded from noise and pollution. Westchester abounds with beautiful mountain, lake, and Hudson River landscapes. Immerse yourself in the natural world and plan a day hiking the trails of Westchester County.

    Hiking trails can vary in difficulty and in the time it takes to hike a trail. Hikes can be as short as an hour or take several months involving camping equipment and gear. Hikers attempting the world-famous Appalachian Trailcan spend as long as one year hiking this difficult and challenging trail, spanning a distance of 2,144 miles - from Maine to Georgia, along the Appalachian Mountain range.

    Although hiking trails vary in difficulty, a common thread is that hiking is good for your physical and mental health as well as your spirit. Many hiking trails are located in large parks such as Ward Pound Reservation allowing you to breath-in fresh air, listen to the sounds of nature, such as the singing of birds and the sounds of small animals running about; and hiking trails usually run through scenic landscapes offering great photo opportunities. Before starting your first hike, review essentials for hiking.

    Essentials for Hiking Safety

    Tips for Safe Hiking.



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