Serving: Armonk, Bedford Village, Bedford Hills, Brewster, Carmel, Croton
Falls, Golden's Bridge, Katonah, Kent, Lake Carmel, Lewisboro, Lincolndale,
Mahopac, Mahopac Falls, Mt. Kisco, North Salem, Patterson, Pound Ridge, Putnam
Lake, Shenorock, Somers, South Salem and Vista
Bedford Audubon Society
35 Todd Road
Katonah, NY 10536
much of northern Westchester and Putnam Counties in southeastern New York State. It is
this organization's mission to promote environmental education, grass-roots
activism, public and private conservation efforts, preservation and protection
of open space.
Bog Brook Wildlife Management Area (NYSDEC)
Route 22 & Foggintown Road
132 acres, upland, wetland, hiking trails,
parking lot, viewing tower, birdwatching, cross-country skiing,
snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping.
Chestnut Ridge Rd.
Clarence Fahnestock State Park
Office: Route 301 (West of Taconic Pkwy.)
Fahnestock State Park has the most developed trail system in the county. A
section of the Appalachian Trail meanders throughout the park. The Appalachian
Trail now stretches from Maine to Georgia.
Cranberry Mountain Wildlife Management Area (NYSDEC)
467 acres, upland, hiking trails, parking lot, birdwatching,
cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. This
WMA is located in the Town of Patterson east of Route 22 approximately
63 miles north of New York City. A parking area allowing access is
located on the west side of Stage Coach Road.
Trinity Pass Rd.
Hammond Museum and Gardens
Indian Brook Assemblage
Mt. Holly Rd., Todd Rd.
John Jay House and Park
Lasdon Park & Arboretum/Bird and Nature Sanctuary
234 acres features many species of trees and
shrubs, including formal gardens in season. Hiking trails and a Vietnam War
Memorial. Arboretum area open limited hours. Visitor Center, plant gift shop
Marsh Sanctuary, Inc.
114 South Bedford Rd.
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
Tim Ghriskey, President
Located on 150 acres, privately-owned Marsh Sanctuary is open for hiking.
Sanctuary includes a 350-seat, Greek-style amphitheater, wildflower garden,
hiking trails and a boardwalk into the marsh.
Mianus River Gorge Preserve
Mianus River Road
Bedford, NY 10506
Rod Christie, Executive Director
Nature Conservancy's oldest project includes 761 acres and 5 miles of
walking trails along Westchester's only old growth forest. Open
daily April 1 to November 30only. Occasional weekend and school programs.
Mountain Lakes Park
1,083 acres of mixed-use land including organized youth camping, swimming,
boating, and hiking.
turn-of-the-century interpretive farm museum. Programs, events, hiking, and
Pound Ridge Land Conservancy
PO Box 173
Pound Ridge, NY
Ridge Land Conservancy is a private, non-profit corporation,
with the mission of preserving the rural character of Pound Ridge,
New York through the acquisition and maintenance of undeveloped land. The
Conservancy’s preserves are kept in their natural state, for
aesthetic, ecological and educational purposes.
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
19 N. Moger
The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to preserve the plants,
animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on
Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.
Walter G. Merritt County Park
Haviland Hollow Road
Walter Merritt Park is a 600-acre
park with spectacular gorges and waterfalls and is open for hiking
Route 128, Armonk
mixed-use park includes boating and fishing.
Ward Pound Ridge Reservation/Trailside Nature Museum
Routes 35 and
4,315 acres of woods, fields and
wetlands featuring a rustic museum built in 1938 which houses exhibits of the
natural history of the park. Native American library and display. 20 miles of
trails offer opportunities to explore, observe, study and enjoy the ecology of
the area. Naturalist-conducted programs. High biodiversity. Camping, picnicking
Westmoreland Sanctuary, Inc.
260 Chestnut Ridge Road
Bedford Corners, NY 10549
Fax: (914) 242-1175
Stephen Ricker, Director and Naturalist
Eight miles of trails meander through 625 acres of forests, fields and
wetlands. Activities include nature programs, wildlife and botanical
research. Reconstructed 200-year-old church serves as museum and
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