Hikes in Westchester

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Anthony’s Nose

  • Location: Garrison
  • Distance: 2.02 miles
  • Skill Level: moderate to difficult
  • Type of Hike: out-and-back
  • Wow Factor: the view from the top

Armstrong Preserve

  • Location: Pound Ridge
  • Distance: 2 miles
  • Skill Level: easy to moderate
  • Type of Hike: lollipop
  • Wow Factor: better than being inside

Bloomerside Preserve

  • Location: North Salem
  • Distance: 1.25 miles
  • Skill Level: easy
  • Type of Hike: loop
  • Wow Factor: better than being inside

Butler Memorial Sanctuary

  • Location: Mt. Kisco
  • Distance: 3 miles
  • Skill Level: moderate
  • Type of Hike: loop
  • Wow Factor: bird of prey viewing platform

Carolin’s Grove

  • Location: Pound Ridge
  • Distance: 1 mile
  • Skill Level: easy
  • Type of Hike: barbell
  • Wow Factor: pretty pine grove

Choate Sanctuary

  • Location: Mt. Kisco
  • Distance: 1.5 miles
  • Skill Level: easy
  • Type of Hike: partial loop
  • Wow Factor: nice workout

Clark Preserve

  • Location: Pound Ridge
  • Distance: 1.25 miles
  • Skill Level: easy
  • Type of Hike: loop
  • Wow Factor: nice up and down cardio workout

Cranberry Lake Preserve

  • Location: White Plains
  • Distance: 2.87 miles, option for less
  • Skill Level: easy
  • Type of Hike: loop
  • Wow Factor: awesome climbs up the quarry

Crawbuckie Park

  • Location: Ossining
  • Distance: 1 mile
  • Skill Level: easy
  • Type of Hike: lollipop
  • Wow Factor: view of the Hudson

Croton Arboretum

  • Location: Croton-on-Hudson
  • Distance: .75 mile
  • Skill Level: easy, good for little walkers
  • Type of Hike: loop
  • Wow Factor: pretty

Croton Dam

  • Location: Croton-on-Hudson
  • Distance: 1.25, option  for more
  • Skill Level: easy, good for little walkers, stroller accessible
  • Type of Hike: out-and-back
  • Wow Factor: views of the dam

Croton Point Park

  • Location: Croton-on-Hudson
  • Distance: 2 miles
  • Skill Level: easy, good for little walkers
  • Type of Hike: loop
  • Wow Factor: views of the Hudson

Danner Family Preserve

  • Location: Mahopac/Yorktown
  • Distance: .9 mile
  • Skill Level: easy
  • Type of Hike: loop
  • Wow Factor: view of the valley

Depew Park

  • Location: Peekskill
  • Distance: 2 miles
  • Skill Level: easy
  • Type of Hike: loop
  • Wow Factor: ends in a playground

Downing Park

  • Location: Yorktown
  • Distance: 1.8 miles
  • Skill Level: easy, good for little walkers and strollers
  • Type of Hike: loop
  • Wow Factor: ends in a playground

FDR State Park

  • Location: Yorktown
  • Distance: 2 miles
  • Skill Level: easy, stroller and little walker friendly
  • Type of Hike Walk: loop
  • Wow Factor: stroller friendly, paved walk that ends in a playground

Franklin-Fels Nature Sanctuary

  • Location: North Salem
  • Distance: 2 miles
  • Skill Level: easy
  • Type of Hike: loop
  • Wow Factor: cool rock formation

Gedney Park

  • Location: Chappaqua
  • Distance: 1.5 miles
  • Skill Level: easy
  • Type of Hike: loop
  • Wow Factor: ends at a playground

Halle Ravine

  • Location: Pound Ridge
  • Distance: 1.5 miles
  • Skill Level: easy
  • Type of Hike: partial loops
  • Wow Factor: 6′ waterfall, stream crossings

Halmi, Hearst-Mead, O’Donnohue Preserves

  • Location: North Salem
  • Distance: 4 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 450′
  • Type of Hike: lollipop
  • Wow Factor: great workout with a baby on your back

Koegel Park

  • Location: Yorktown Heights
  • Distance: .8 miles
  • Skill Level: easy
  • Type of Hike: loop
  • Wow Factor: the field at the end in summer looks like fairies could live there

Hilltop Hanover Farm

  • Location: Yorktown
  • Distance: 2 miles
  • Skill Level: easy
  • Type of Hike: loop
  • Wow Factor: ends at the farm

John Jay Homestead

  • Location: Bedford
  • Distance: 1.75 miles, option for more or less
  • Skill Level: easy
  • Type of Hike: loop
  • Wow Factor: historical value and discovery centers

Lasdon Park

  • Location: Katonah
  • Distance: 1 mile
  • Skill Level: easy
  • Type of Hike: barbell
  • Wow Factor: the Veterans Walk

Leonard Park

  • Location: Mount Kisco
  • Distance: 1.25 miles, option for more
  • Skill Level: easy
  • Type of Hike: loop
  • Wow Factor: ends at a playground

Lewisboro Town Park

  • Location: Lewisboro
  • Distance: 3.5 miles
  • Skill Level: moderate to difficult
  • Type of Hike: lollipop
  • Wow Factor: views of a horse farm

Long Pond Preserve

  • Location: Waccabuc
  • Distance: 1.25 miles
  • Skill Level: easy
  • Type of Hike: lollipop
  • Wow Factor: views of the lake

Marsh Memorial Sanctuary

  • Location: Mt Kisco
  • Distance: 1.8 miles, option for less
  • Skill Level: easy to moderate
  • Type of Hike: barbell
  • Wow Factor: amphitheatre

McAndrews Estate

  • Location: Croton-on-Hudson
  • Distance: 1.75 miles
  • Skill Level: easy
  • Type of Hike: lollipop
  • Wow Factor: interesting ruins

Merestead

  • Location: Mt. Kisco
  • Distance: 1.5 miles
  • Skill Level: easy to moderate
  • Type of Hike: loop
  • Wow Factor: interesting old mansion to check out

Mianus River Gorge

  • Location: Bedford
  • Distance: 4.25 miles
  • Skill Level: moderate
  • Type of Hike: out-and-back
  • Wow Factor: 40′ waterfall, quarry

Henry Morgentau Preserve

  • Location: Pound Ridge
  • Distance: 1 mile
  • Skill Level: easy, good for little walkers
  • Type of Hike: lollipop
  • Wow Factor: huge white oak

Muscoot Farm

  • Location: Katonah
  • Distance: 2.5 miles, option for more or less
  • Skill Level: easy
  • Type of Hike: loop
  • Wow Factor: ends with a farm

Muscoot River

  • Location: Ardsley
  • Distance: 1 mile. option for more
  • Skill Level: easy
  • Type of Hike: out-and-back
  • Wow Factor: 15′ waterfall

Onatru Farm Park and Preserve

  • Location: South Salem
  • Distance: 2.1 miles, option for less
  • Skill Level: easy
  • Type of Hike: barbell
  • Wow Factor: ends at a playground

Sal J Prezioso Mountain Lakes Park

  • Location: South Salem
  • Distance: 1 mile
  • Skill Level: easy, good for little walkers
  • Type of Hike: out-and-back
  • Wow Factor: view point

Pruyn Arboretum Sanctuary

  • Location: Chappaqua
  • Distance: 2 miles
  • Skill Level: easy
  • Type of Hike: partial loops
  • Wow Factor: swamp is pretty in the spring, arboretum in bloom in summer

Rockefeller State Park Preserve

  • Location: Sleepy Hollow
  • Distance: 2 miles
  • Skill Level: easy, good for little walkers and stroller
  • Type of Hike: loop
  • Wow Factor: view of the lake

St. Matthew’s Church Woodlands

  • Location: Bedford
  • Distance: .5 mile, option for more
  • Skill Level: easy
  • Type of Hike: loop
  • Wow Factor: Chapel-in-the-woods

Teatown Lake Reservation – Lake Loop

  • Location: Ossining
  • Distance: 1.6 miles
  • Skill Level: easy
  • Type of Hike: loop
  • Wow Factor: long boardwalk on the lake

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Orange Trail

  • Location: Pound Ridge
  • Distance: 1.6 miles
  • Skill Level: easy, good for little walkers
  • Type of Hike: loop
  • Wow Factor: nature center, playground

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Fox Hill Trail

  • Location: Pound Ridge
  • Distance: 1.7 miles
  • Skill Level: easy
  • Type of Hike: loop
  • Wow Factor: ends in a playground, pass nature center

Woodlands Legacy Fields

  • Location: Yorktown
  • Distance: 1.5 miles
  • Skill Level: easy
  • Type of Hike: loop
  • Wow Factor: pedestrian bridge over the Taconic

Zofnass Family Preserve

  • Location: Pound Ridge
  • Distance: 2.5 miles
  • Skill Level: easy
  • Type of Hike: loop
  • Wow Factor: interesting rock formations
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