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 All Bedford Village 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

 Bedford Village Scenic Hudson Valley

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Click to enlarge photo of Bedford Presbyterian Church. The Bedford Presbyterian Church sits majestically on the Village Green in Bedford Village. When planning your trip to the Hudson River Valley, be sure to visit the charming hamlet of Bedford Village located in the town of Bedford in Westchester County, NY. Visit Bedford's Historic District dating back to the 18th century. Bedford Presbyterian Church | Westchester  more . . .
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 Cortlandt Manor Scenic Hudson Valley

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

  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 | Westchester  website and more . . .
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 Cross River Scenic Hudson Valley

photo of Cross River Reservoir, northeastern Westchester County, Village of Katonah, New York City water supply system, Fish Species Present, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Brown Trout, Things to Do, Boating, Fishing | Westchester Cross River Reservoir

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Click to enlarge photo of Cross River Reservoir. The Cross River Reservoir is located in northeastern Westchester County, about one mile east of the Village of Katonah and approximately 25 miles north of New York City. It is located within the towns of Bedford and Lewisboro. The Cross River Reservoir was formed by the damming of Cross River and was placed into service in 1908. This reservoir is part of the New York City water supply system.
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 Irvington-on-Hudson Scenic Hudson Valley

10533, Town Government, Irvington Village Hall, Irvington, NY, History of Irvington, About Irvington, things to do in and around Irvington, activities and attractions, one-of-a-kind shops, something to do with the kids this weekend | Westchester About the Village of Irvington-on-Hudson


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Scenic views from Irvington-on-Hudson
The Village of Irvington-on-Hudson, also known simply as Irvington, is located in the Town of Greenburgh in southwest Westchester County, New York. Irvington-on-Hudson is one of the beautiful River Towns of Westchester County that borders the Hudson River. It is located only 20 miles north of midtown Manhattan and is served by a Metro-North Train Station making Irvington a desirable place to live and visit.

Irvington shares its western border with the Hudson River, Dobbs Ferry is to the south with the City of White Plains located east of Irvington and Tarrytown-on Hudson to the north. Irvington includes within its boundaries the community of Ardsley-on-Hudson. Ardsley-on-Hudson has its own zip-code and its own Metro-North station.
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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"

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

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 Mount Vernon Scenic Hudson Valley

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

  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 . . .
 All City of 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

 City of New Rochelle Scenic Hudson Valley

10801, Park, Pool, children’s play area, lighted basketball courts, outdoor swimming pool with a water slide, wading pool, Things to Do, Baseball Field, Basketball Courts, Playground, Stage Area, Swimming Pool with Water Slide | Westchester Lincoln Park & Pool

  Lincoln Park, 68-acres in size, offering an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, playing fields, is located on Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12210 in the Capital District. Lincoln Park & Pool | Westchester  more . . .
 All City of Peekskill Listings10566, history, american revolution, activities, underground railroad, art district, artist studios, galleries, peekskill art lofts, about peekskill, things to do, places to visit, activities, attractions, dining, restaurants, buying a home

 City of Peekskill Scenic Hudson Valley

10566, Park, Peekskill Bay, Bear Mountain, Bear Mountain Bridge, Peekskill Celebration, great spot for a picnic, river watching, Things to Do, Picnicking, Scenic views | Westchester Charles Point at China Pier

  China Pier at Charles Point Park, in the City of Peekskill, New York, Westchester County, provides an expansive view of Peekskill Bay on up to Bear Mountain, and the Bear Mountain Bridge. It was used by the Fleischmann Company to import the raw materials at its vast yeast and gin factory. Now, it hosts the tall ships during Peekskill Celebration and provides a great spot for a picnic and river watching. Charles Point at China Pier | Westchester  website and more . . .

10566, Riverfront, Park, Hudson Highlands, kayakers, river watch, enjoy a picnic, kids, playground, special events, Things to Do, Picnicking, Playground, Scenic Views | Westchester Riverfront Green Park

  Riverfront Green Park is located at 1 Robin Drive, Peekskill NY 10566 in northern Westchester County.

With a backdrop of the Hudson Highlands, kayakers, swans and occasional barges, this is an ideal spot to river watch, enjoy a picnic, or bring the kids to the playground. Many special events are held during the year. Call for more information about events at Riverfront Green Park. Riverfront Green Park | Westchester  website and more . . .
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 Pocantico Hills Scenic Hudson Valley

Rockefeller Estate, historic site, Sleepy Hollow, NY, River Towns of Westchester, Hudson Valley landmark, architecture, gardens, scenery, Things to Do at Kykuit, history, Art Galleries, Coach Barn, Garden terraces, Scenic Views, Sculpture Collection | Westchester Kykuit, The Rockefeller Estate "Historic Site"

  Kykuit Rockefeller Estate, an historic site of the National Trust, is located in Pocantico Hills, New York. However, all tours begin at 381 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 in one of the River Towns of Westchester County.

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Click to enlarge photo of Kykuit Rockefeller Historic Site Kykuit, was home to four generations of the Rockefeller family, beginning with the philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil. Now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, this landmark has been continuously and meticulously maintained. Completed in 1913, Kykuit reveals the fascinating history of four generations of the Rockefeller family.
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 Pound Ridge Scenic Hudson Valley

photo of Historic Farm in Pound Ridge, beautiful rural area of Westchester County, quiet village, Historic Places, Things to Do in Pound Ridge, Antique Shopping, Boutique Stores, Festivals in Pound Ridge | Westchester Pound Ridge Historic Farm "Scenic Pound Ridge"

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Click to enlarge photo of Pound Ridge Historic Farm These historic barns are part of an 18th century farm located in Pound Ridge, NY. Pound Ridge, located only 50 miles north of Manhattan, is a beautiful rural area of Westchester County. Pound Ridge Historic Farm  "Scenic Pound Ridge" | Westchester  more . . .

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"

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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 . . .

Snowscapes in Pound Ridge, photo of Pound Ridge Historic Farm, historic barns, beautiful rural area of Westchester County, National Register of Historic Places, Things to Do in Pound Ridge, Biking Trails, Hiking Trails, Festivals in Pound Ridge | Westchester Snowscapes: Historic barns in Pound Ridge Snowfall

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Click to enlarge photo of Pound Ridge Historic Farm These historic barns are part of an 18th century farm located in Pound Ridge, NY. Pound Ridge, located only 50 miles north of Manhattan, is a beautiful rural area of Westchester County. Snowscapes:  Historic barns in Pound Ridge Snowfall | Westchester  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

  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.

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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 . . .
 All City of 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

 City of Rye Scenic Hudson Valley

10580, Rye, Jay Heritage Center, Founding Father, John Jay, historic, first Chief Justice, historic Boston Post Road,  National Historic Landmark, history, America’s Treasures Program, African American Heritage Trail, tour | Westchester Jay Heritage Center

  Jay Heritage Center, a National Historic Landmark, is located at 210 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY 10580 in Westchester County.

"The Jay Estate in Rye is the childhood home of one of our nation’s greatest leaders and Founding Fathers, John Jay (1745-1829). Thanks to the efforts of its subsequent owners who cherished it and community advocates who saved it, this sylvan and historic 23 acre oasis, once part of an expansive 400 acre farm, still boasts a magnificent view to Long Island Sound and is now open to the public. For visitors, it provides a rare and truly breathtaking window into our past and a glimpse of the horizons that Jay and his descendants saw for our new country. Jay Heritage Center | Westchester  website and more . . .

10580, Rye, NY, family amusement park, rides for children and adults, free entertainment, beach, pool, boardwalk, pier on scenic Long Island Sound, lake boating, picnic area, mini golf, indoor ice-skating, amusement park | Westchester Playland Amusement Park, Beach & Pool

  Playland Amusement Park and Pool, located at 100 Playland Parkway, Rye, NY 10580 in southern Westchester County, is a Metro New York family amusement park and entertainment center. Featuring more than fifty rides for children and adults, Playland also offers free entertainment and has a beach, pool, boardwalk, and pier on scenic Long Island Sound, lake boating, picnic area, mini-golf and indoor ice-skating.Playland Amusement Park is America's only government owned and operated amusement park.

Things To Do at Playland Amusement Park aka Rye Playland. Playland Amusement Park, Beach & Pool | Westchester  website and more . . .
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 Westchester County Scenic Hudson Valley

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

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"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 . . .
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 City of White Plains Scenic Hudson Valley

10601, Garden of Remembrance, White Plains, NY, Holocaust, sculptor Rita Rapaport, Things to Do at the Garden of Rememberance, Field trips for school groups, community events, 
Setting for reflection, remembrance, study | Westchester Garden of Remembrance

  The Garden of Remembrance, is located in front of the Michaelian Office Building at 148 Martine Ave, White Plains, NY 10601 in Westchester County.

"The Garden of Remembrance was created by the Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center, formerly known as both the Westchester Holocaust Education Center and the Westchester Holocaust Commission, to honor the memories of the millions of men, women and children destroyed in the Holocaust and to pay tribute to the brave people of all faiths who risked their lives to save others.

"Within the Garden stand the “Gates of Remembrance” created by sculptor Rita Rapaport to memorialize the suffering and death of millions during the Nazi era from 1933 to 1945. As you stand before the Gates, we are called to Remember what we must NEVER forget. Garden of Remembrance | 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

  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 . . .
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 City of Yonkers Scenic Hudson Valley

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 . . .

Park, Pool in Yonkers, cyclists, mountain bike trails, picnic areas, swimming pool area, Things to Do, Birthday Parties at Sprain Ridge Pool, Hiking Paths, Mountain Biking, Nature Study, Picnicking, Playground, Swimming | Westchester Sprain Ridge Park & Pool

  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

  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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 Yorktown Heights Scenic Hudson Valley

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

  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 . . .

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Westchester County
Hudson Valley

Take a scenic drive through Northern Westchester. Enjoy the many beautiful lakes, reservoirs, and mountains in the Northern Westchester landscape. See landscapes of mountains, valleys, and the Hudson River Valley. Allow your senses to take-in the natural beauty of the rivers and mountain backdrops; photograph the views.

If you're visiting or live in New York City, in approximately one hour you can visit Northern Westchester County. In an article published July 19, 1914 in the New York Times, The Automobile Club of America suggests "A Short Auto Trip In Westchester Ways: Scenery reminiscent of the Surry Hills and good roads mark run through historic ground . . . "

    "A short trip along the highways of Westchester County is suggested by the bureau of tours of the Automobile Club of America. This trip affords striking views of the New York City reservoirs." July 19, 1914.

Although much has changed since 1914, Westchester County still offers spectacular natural scenery. Drive along one of many scenic country roads in Westchester and view a scenic panorama of the valley. Drive along Route 121 and view the natural beauty surrounding the area. Visit Cross River Reservoir where you can go boating in Cross River in the quiet and serene waters of the Cross River Reservoir. If you brought your fishing gear, what could be more relaxing than fishing in Cross River in this peaceful setting?

If you're taking a scenic drive through Westchester and want fun things to do on the way, takea family day-trip to one of the beautiful parks in Westchester, NY along the Hudson River or the Long Island Sound and go fishing, or boating or relax with a picnic at a Westchester County park. On hot days of summer, cool off in one of many swimming pools and beaches available throughout Westchester County.

A day exploring the Ward Pound Reservation can be exciting and invigorating. Nature and natural landscape surround you.

    This 4,315-acre park makes Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Westchester County’s largest park. With its varied terrain and landscapes and miles of wooded trails the park provides a variety of activities in all seasons. There are areas for picnics, camping, fishing, and if you enjoy winter sports there are many places to go Cross-Country Skiing and snowshoeing. The park is home to the Trailside Nature Museum, that hosts weekend nature interpretive programs year-round.

    Hiking and picnicking offer a great day out with kids in summer or winter. A day in Ward Pound Ridge also offers an educational day out in the woods. Ward Pound Reservation offers many hikes for beginners and advanced hikers. Picnic in the park and let the children absorb the nature that surrounds them.

Explore the countryside when visiting Westchester County. Go birding, hiking, biking, and for fun things to do in the winter, go cross-country skiing at one of many trails available in Westchester County.

If driving through Northern Westchester County with children, the kids will love Teatown Lake Reservation. Teatown’s Nature Center houses nature education exhibits and a live animal collection of a variety of non-releasable animals. You can even go on a scheduled Frog Hunt!

When driving through Southern Westchester County, don't miss an opportunity to bike or drive along the River Towns. Tour the charming towns of Dobbs Ferry, Irvington-on-Hudson, Tarrytown, and Sleepy Hollow, up to Croton-on-Hudson, and the city of Peekskill.

    The River Towns, bordering the Hudson River, offer wonderful places to have a bite to eat. Stop and have lunch or dinner with views of the Hudson River. In good weather, select a restaurant with Waterfront Dining and experience the tranquility of eating while overlooking the Hudson River. Be sure to visit the River Towns and breathe in the fresh air and splendor of the Historic Hudson River.

Drive along Bear Mountain Parkway leading to the Bear Mountain Bridge. The views are unsurpassed in natural beauty. Watch the sun set over the Bear Mountain Bridge.

Bike along one of Westchester's many biking paths such as the North County Trailway spanning 22.1 miles in Westchester County, from Eastview in the Town of Mt. Pleasant, to Baldwin Place in Somers. This biking trail 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.

If you enjoy golf, visit golf courses in Westchester County. On many golf courses you will see amazing views of the Hudson Valley.

Autumn in the Hudson Valley is spectacular; especially as leaves begin to turn to red, golden yellow, and rich shades of cranberry and plum. Surprise the children; even the older kids, love a day-out apple, berry, or pumpkin picking. Take a scenic drive into the countryside and walk in the beautiful parks and on the scenic trails of the Hudson Valley.

In autumn, the backdrop of breathtaking fall colors enhances a hike on the hiking trails, biking paths, and just walking in the parks of Westchester County. Explore scenic parks offering playgrounds and picnicking for the whole family. Select outdoor activities in Westchester County. Westchester offers many things to do with children, as well as fun activities for singles, or family activities. While taking a scenic drive through Westchester County, visit Westchester's parks, nature preserves, hiking trails, biking trails, and more; all very beautiful and abundant in this most southern county in the Hudson Valley of New York.

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