Enjoy Winter Sports in Westchester County Parks

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Enjoy Winter Sports in Westchester County Parks

January 25, 2017 - 14:18
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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino has announced that, weather permitting, Westchester residents can enjoy ice skating, cross country skiing, ice fishing and sledding at many county park locations.

“Don’t let the cold weather keep you inside this winter,” Astorino said. “Our parks are open every day of the year, so get out your skates, skis and sleds and get some great exercise to ward off the winter blues.”

For all locations listed below, participants must bring their own equipment; no rentals are available. All sports are permitted seven days a week during daylight hours only, and admission and parking are free unless otherwise noted.

When weather permits, ice skating is permitted at the following locations. Ice is checked daily at all locations; look for a “Skating Today” sign posted, which indicates safe conditions for that day:

Blue Mountain Reservation, Welcher Avenue, Peekskill

Wampus Pond, Route 128, Armonk

Mountain Lakes Park, Hawley Road, North Salem

Willson’s Woods Park, East Lincoln Avenue, Mount Vernon

Tibbetts Brook Park, Midland Avenue, Yonkers

When snow cover permits, cross-country skiing is allowed at the following locations: 

Blue Mountain Reservation, Welcher Avenue, Peekskill

Croton Gorge, Route 129, Cortlandt

Croton Point Park, Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson

Kitchawan Preserve, Route 134, Yorktown

Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial, Route 35, Somers (8 a.m.- 4 p.m. only)

Mohansic Golf Course, Baldwin Road off Taconic Parkway, Yorktown Heights

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Routes 35 and 121 South, Cross River*

Cranberry Lake Preserve, Old Orchard Street off Route 22, North White Plains

Maple Moor Golf Course, North Street, White Plains

Marshlands Conservancy, Route 1, Rye

The trails at Merestead, Byram Lake Road, Mount Kisco

Saxon Woods Park, Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains

Saxon Woods Golf Course, Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale

Dunwoodie Golf Course, Wasylenko Lane off Yonkers Avenue, Yonkers

Lenoir Preserve, Dudley Street off North Broadway, Yonkers

Sprain Lake Golf Course, Grassy Sprain Road, Yonkers

Tibbetts Brook Park, Midland Avenue, Yonkers

The North and South County Trailways, Yonkers to Baldwin Place

Weather permitting, sledding is allowed at Croton Gorge, Lasdon Park (8 a.m. – 4 p.m. only), Tibbetts Brook Park in Yonkers, Ward Pound Ridge  Reservation* and Dunwoodie, Sprain Lake, Saxon Woods, Mohansic and Maple Moor golf courses.

Ice fishing is available at Blue Mountain Reservation, Mountain Lakes Park in North Salem, Wampus Pond in Armonk, Tibbetts Brook Park in Yonkers and Willson’s Woods Park in Mount Vernon. 

Go to for directions and contact information for the parks.

*Parking fees apply.