Serving: Briarcliff Manor, Buchanan, Chappaqua, Cold Spring, Continental
Village, Cortlandt, Crompond, Croton, Crugers, Furnace Woods, Garrison,
Jefferson Valley, Kitchawan, Millwood, Mohegan Lake, Montrose, North Highland,
Nelsonville, Ossining, Peekskill, Phillipstown, Putnam Valley, Scarborough,
Shrub Oak, Toddville, Van Cortlandtville, Verplanck, Yorktown, and Yorktown
Bald Mountain (John E. Hand Park)
acres with existing trails, views of New York City and to the west and east.
Blue Mountain Reservation
1,538 acres with, picnicking, hiking, nature study, cross country
skiing, fishing, and mountain biking.
Briarcliff Peekskill Trailway
12-mile hiking trail. Connects Blue Mountain, Croton Gorge, Bald Mountain,
Teatown Reservation, and Charles Cook Park.
Clear Lake Scout Reservation
1 Clear Lake
Putnam Valley, NY 10579-1508
Ranger, Keith Wiggers: (845) 526-2029
Lake is a 1,423-acre parcel which adjoins Fahnestock
State Park to the south. Several miles of hiking trails on the site are now
open to the public.
Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary
P.O. Box 174
Cold Spring, NY 10516
For a unique glimpse of nature, visit the vast 200-acre wildlife sanctuary
operated by the National Audubon Society. Canoe the marsh or enjoy it from
the boardwalk or Visitors’ Center. Open daily.
Croton Gorge Park
acres for picnicking, hiking, nature study, fishing, cross country skiing.
Includes ballfield. Park lies at base of Cornell Dam (Croton Dam) on the Croton
Reservoir. Croton River on property.
Croton Point Park
271-3293 or (914) 862-5290
508 acres on Hudson River for mixed use including swimming beach,
plus RV, cabin and tent camping. Programs are offered. Highly sensitive natural
areas of marshlands and woods. Birdwatching on former landfill. Nature Center
D Roosevelt State Park
2957 Crompond Road
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
The park's oasis of blue water, Mohansic Lake and Crom Pond, provide excellent
freshwater fishing and boating. Popular catches include bass, perch, and sun
George’s Island Park
Dutch Street off Route 9A
204 acres on Hudson River. Mixed use and boating. Boat launching
facility. Picnic shelter. Hiking trail on part of Hudson River Greenway.
Hudson Highlands Coalition
c/o Palisades Interstate Park Commission
Bear Mountain, NY 10911-0427
Phone: (845) 786-2701 x335
Highlands are part of the great green sweep of the Appalachians that shadows
the East Coast from Georgia to Maine. The Highlands region stretches from
eastern Pennsylvania through New Jersey and New York to northwestern
Connecticut, forming a vital linkage between the Berkshires and the Blue Ridge
Hudson Highlands State Park
Beacon, NY 10512
Rte. 9D in Cold Spring, Hudson Highlands State Park is an undeveloped wilderness
preserve of 4000 acres offering two sections with many miles of hiking trails.
There are spectacular views of the Hudson Highlands from Sugarloaf, Bull Hill
and Breakneck Ridge
208 acres for hiking, cross country
skiing and passive recreation on six miles of wooded trails.
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.
Oscawana Island Park
Furnace Dock Road, off Route 9
161 acres for hiking and nature study. Wonderful views of
Pocantico Lake Park
Old Sleepy Hollow Road
164 acres. The park is a former water supply reservoir.
Hiking, fishing, equestrian and nature study.
Putnam County Land Trust
P.O. Box 36
Brewster, NY 10509
Putnam County Land Trust
(http://www.pclt.net) is dedicated to preserving unique environmentally
significant parcels of land as open spaces in perpetuity for the purposes
of conservation, education and passive recreation. PCLT has over 450 acres
under protection in Putnam County.
County Parks Department
Putnam County Department of Highways and Facilities
842 Fair Street
Carmel, New York 10512
Park Information: (845) 225-3650
Maintains the Dixon Lake Conservation
Area, Fred Dill Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Great Swamp Conservation Area.
Putnam County Soil and Water Conservation District
Putnam County Transit Facility
841 Fair Street
Carmel, New York 10512
District Manager Lauri Taylor
Putnam Highlands Audubon Society
46 Bell Hollow Road
Putnam Valley, NY 10579
Carolyn Smith, President
The Russel Wright Design Center - Manitoga
Garrison, NY 10524
Saw Mill River Audubon Society
275 Millwood Rd.
Chappaqua, NY 10514
Robert McCrillis, President
600 Spring Valley Road
Ossining, New York 10562
914/762-2912 ext 10
Teatown is a private, nonprofit 834 acre nature preserve and education center
1963. Its grounds include two lakes and over 15 miles of hiking trails through
woodlands and meadows, streams and marsh habitats, all of which provide exciting
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