Westmoreland Sanctuary, Mount Kisco

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Forest · Hidden Gem · Water Body
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A reconstructed 200 year-old building now serves as a nature museum. This former Presbyterian Church in Bedford Village, NY was dismantled and rebuilt at the Chestnut Ridge Road entrance in 1973. The central room is used as an auditorium for public programs, and its periphery and the second-story balcony contain exhibits of regional flora and fauna. A bird observation window is located on the second floor where visitors can view our bird feeding station at various times of the year. The nature museum is also home to our live animal collection, which includes insects, reptiles, a Mourning Dove, and a rabbit. The nature museum is open 9-5 Monday through Saturday and 10:30-5 on Sunday.

Adjacent to both sides of the nature museum is the Easy Loop trailhead, which is the beginning of our 7-mile trail system. Our many trails lead visitors past rocky cliffs, streams, ponds, and wetlands contained within our boundaries. Visitors are asked to remain on the trails at all times to preserve the integrity of the surrounding habitats and ecosystems. Dog walking, biking, skiing, and motorized vehicles are not permitted. Trails are open dawn to dusk year round. Trail maps are available in the kiosk in the parking lot.
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  • Lovely place to hike. Many trails for various levels of ability. Lots of shade. We went when it was 85 degrees and were perfectly comfortable. Easy to get to, between the Armonk and Bedford exits off....  more
    Lovely place to hike. Many trails for various levels of ability. Lots of shade. We went when it was 85 degrees and were perfectly comfortable. Easy to get to, between the Armonk and Bedford exits off....  more »
  • It is a nice place to hike with many trails of varying difficulty. It is fairly easy to get to from I-684. A quiet serene place only moderately labelled for learning about trees and plants. 
    It is a nice place to hike with many trails of varying difficulty. It is fairly easy to get to from I-684. A quiet serene place only moderately labelled for learning about trees and plants.  more »
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  • Beautiful trails. Building (when open) has bathroom. Holds children's & adult activities throughout the year.
  • A very pleasant park to take a hike. Trails are very well marked and not difficult. Plenty of short ones that connects to longer hikes. Great for kids as well.

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