Winter Activities at County Parks


As winter arrives and temperatures start to drop, Westchester residents can get ready to head out for some great winter fun at locations all over the county. No ski or skate rentals are available (except at the indoor Playland Ice Casino). All activities are permitted seven days a week during daylight hours only.

Cross-country skiing is allowed at the following locations:

Blue Mountain Reservation, Welcher Avenue, Peekskill
Bronx River Pathway, Valhalla to Mount Vernon
Cranberry Lake Preserve, Old Orchard Street off Route 22, North White Plains
Croton Gorge, Route 129, Cortlandt Croton Point Park, Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson
Dunwoodie Golf Course, Wasylenko Lane off Yonkers Avenue, Yonkers
Kitchawan Preserve, Route 134, Yorktown
Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial,* Route 35, Somers
Lenoir Preserve, Dudley Street off North Broadway, Yonkers
Maple Moor Golf Course, North Street, White Plains
Marshlands Conservancy, Route 1, Rye
The trails at Hilltop Hanover Farm, Hanover Street, Yorktown Heights
The trails at Merestead, Byram Lake Road, Mount Kisco
Mohansic Golf Course, Baldwin Road off Taconic Parkway, Yorktown Heights
Mountain Lakes Park, Hawley Road, North Salem
North County Trailway, Tarrytown to Putnam County line
Saxon Woods Park, Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains
Saxon Woods Golf Course, Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale
South County Trailway, Elmsford to Yonkers
Sprain Lake Golf Course, Grassy Sprain Road, Yonkers
Tibbetts Brook Park, Midland Avenue, Yonkers
Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Routes 35 and 121 South, Cross River
Sledding is permitted at Croton Gorge, Lasdon Park,* Ward Pound Ridge Reservation and Dunwoodie, Sprain Lake, Saxon Woods, Mohansic and Maple Moor golf courses.

And, when conditions permit, ice skating is permitted at the following locations:

Blue Mountain Reservation, Welcher Avenue, Peekskill
Mountain Lakes Park, Hawley Road, North Salem
Wampus Pond, Route 128, Armonk
Willson’s Woods Park, East Lincoln Avenue, Mount Vernon
Tibbetts Brook Park, Midland Avenue, Yonkers
Twin Lakes Park, California Road, Eastchester
Ice is checked daily at all locations; look for a “Skating Today” sign posted that indicates safe conditions for that day. On weekdays, check skiing and skating conditions online.

Indoor ice skating and skate rentals are available at the three-rink, climate-controlled Playland Ice Casino at Playland Park in Rye. For a schedule and fees, call Playland at (914) 813-7059 or go to RyePlayland.org.

*Lasdon is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. only

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