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Mohican District

Serving: Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Elmsford, Greenburgh, Hartsdale, Hastings, Hawthorne, Irvington, Mt Pleasant, North White Plains, Pleasantville, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Thornwood, Valhalla, White Plains

Bronx River Parkway Reservation
(914) 723-4058
797 acres of mixed-use open space along the Bronx River with path for biking, jogging, walking, and cross-country skiing.

Central Westchester Audubon Society  (http://www.centralwestchesteraudubon.org/)
P.O. Box 359, White Plains, NY 10602
email: cwascentralwestchesteraudubon.org
The Central Westchester Audubon Society of White Plains is about birds, as its name suggests, but it is also about education: education for children, about what birds, animals, rivers and streams, trees and plants mean to the Earth and our own lives and to the future of the Earth we all live on.

Cranberry Lake Preserve
One Old Orchard Street, off Rt. 22 North White Plains
(914) 428-1005
165 acres of unspoiled forest. Includes a 10-acre pond highlighted by interpretive trails and boardwalks. A naturalist conducts frequent programs. Biodiversity study underway.

Graham Hills
Mount Pleasant, Route 117
431 acres of natural land for hiking, mountain biking, and nature study.

Kensico Dam Plaza
North Castle/Mt. Pleasant
(914) 328-1542
98 acres featuring large grassy mall in front of Kensico Dam. Picnicking, events, concerts, ice skating, bicycling, and roller/in-line skating.

Kingsland Point Park
Palmer Avenue, off Route 9
Sleepy Hollow
(914) 631-1068
18-acre, mixed-use park on Hudson River. Ballfields, picnic areas, kayaking and access to Tarrytown Lighthouse.

V. Everit Macy Park
Saw Mill River Road, Ardsley
(914) 946-8133
172 acres with ballfields and picnic areas. Fishing and ice skating. Adjacent to South County Trail.

North County Trailway
A paved pedestrian and bicycle pathway that spans 22.1 linear miles from Eastview north to the Putnam County border. Primarily on right-of-way lands of former Putnam Division of the NY Central Railroad. Owned by NYSDOT and operated and maintained by Westchester County.

Ridge Road Park
Ridge Road
Hartsdale
(914) 946-8133
170-acre mixed-use park for groups and families. Picnic shelters, ballfields and playgrounds. Undeveloped portion heavily wooded with some hiking trails.

Rockefeller State Park Reserve
>Route 117
Box 338
Tarrytown, NY 10591
Contact Mark Rogers, Environmental Educator (mark.rogers@oprhp.state.ny.us 914-631-1470 x14)
A walk through beautiful woods on winding carriage roads. This quiet park covers 831 rolling, wooded acres. The Pocantico River runs through it. Programs for Cubs and Webelos,  approved Scout Service Projects.

Saxon Woods Park
Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains
(914) 285-4480
700 acres of mixed-use park with wooded nature trails. Swimming pool, mini golf, picnicking and playground.

Tarrytown Lakes/Butternut Ridge Park
Greenburgh/Tarrytown
122 acres. Predominantly native woodland. Hiking, walking, and nature study. Access 1 mile pathway from County House Road in Eastview (also called Saw Mill River Road). Paved pathway approximately 1.2 miles long along southern boundary of Tarrytown Lakes provides access to North County Trail connecting Eastview with Sunnyside Lane.

Westchester County Parks: For more information about these and other county facilities, visit Web site at http://www.co.westchester.ny.us/parks/Parks.htm (includes maps you can print out) or call (914) 864-7000 to request brochures and bike trail maps

 

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