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Enjoy Winter Sports In County Facilities in White Plains

The winter weather will allow Westchester residents to enjoy outdoor activities at local parks.
The winter weather will allow Westchester residents to enjoy outdoor activities at local parks. Photo Credit: File

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- With the arrival of cold winter weather, Westchester residents can look forward to ice skating, cross country skiing and sledding at many county parks.

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:

  • 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.

Ice is checked daily at all locations. Look for a "skating today" sign, which indicates safe conditions for that day.

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
  • Mohansic Golf Course, Baldwin Road off Taconic Parkway, Yorktown Heights
  • Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Routes 35 and 121 South, Cross River (Parking fees apply)
  • 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.

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

Go to westchestergov.com/parks for directions and contact information for the parks.

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