Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River

4.8
#3 of 13 in Wildlife in Westchester County
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  • This is a lovely place with creeks, woods, swamp and a small nature museum. The camping and picnic areas are pretty and there are nice trails.  more »
  • Peaceful, big, full of trails. Beautiful park with amazing trails. Be aware you can get lost there! Bring a map!  more »
  • We did the Leatherman's Loop hike the first day it was above freezing after a cold spell. It was glorious. The melting ice did make the trails a little muddy, but the flowing streams and icicles all.....  more »
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  • This nature preserve is the perfect place for camping, hiking, picnics, or just general outdoor activity. The welcoming staff are always open to questions. It is the perfect taste of wilderness for those still reserved about going all in, as the park has several on site bathrooms and buildings to ensure the safety and comfort of visitors. There are beautiful campgrounds that are well maintained and garbage free, and easy trails for those with young kids. I suggest the Overlook trail, as it is one of the most gorgeous in the park, with a vast view of the area at the end of the trail.
  • Great place to go to learn and have fun. It's a quiet place surrounded by trees and lakes and bushes. It's also very relaxing. While your there you can take a tour and hike all the way around the place. You can also look at small creatures in the lake through a magnifying glass. It's also a great place to fish, but you have to release every thing you catch. There's also a playground and a picnic area to spend time with your family. 5/5.
  • Really cool place! Lots of nice trails, bogs, ferns, granite outcrops, and old stone walls.
  • Highly recommended. It's clean, the camp sites are cheap, and the location is beautiful. Campgrounds are pretty close to each other for the main park which isn't the best, but if you can get an isolated ground, you'll think you're totally alone out there. There are some that come with platforms only, others with houses, and some with a 3 walled + roof structure that can be great if there's rain (see setup in image below). Overall a great location that's surprisingly close to NYC and other major areas.
  • This is a very nice place to go. Hiking is good and it's a really calming place to go if you are trying to get out of city.
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