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Ward Pound Ridge Reservation

#1 of 2 things to do in Cross River Features Animals
Cross River, NY 10576
+1 914-864-7317
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Walking biking riding my horse

My friend & I rode our horses into WPR last weekend. Wonderful place to wander, breathe fresh air... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2017
South Salem, New York
via mobile
Great hiking place

I have been hiking ward pound Ridge for two years now. It's a great way to get exercise and stay... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
Katonah, New York
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Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

My friend & I rode our horses into WPR last weekend. Wonderful place to wander, breathe fresh air, chat with hikers, be away from traffic, blacktop, motorized vehicles. I'd advise bringing a trail map since the markings are not intuitive. I may bring a compass...More

Thank lindaofny
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

I have been hiking ward pound Ridge for two years now. It's a great way to get exercise and stay healthy. And the trails seem to change with each season, which keeps the scenery varied. I have seen some people running the trail, but I...More

Thank KatonahDave
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This place is the reason I wanted to live here. 4700+ acres of woodlands, streams, trails, trees, meadows. Fishing, camping, hiking, cross country skiing, biking, just being. Wide trails in clearly marked loops from 1.5 to 5 or so miles. Hilltop views mountain & streams....More

Thank jkjdkc
Reviewed 26 November 2016

It was bracing, but very interesting, to hike this park as winter approaches. The largest park in Westchester County, Ward Pound Ridge has areas with lots of people and places where few are encountered. Picnic areas, Trailside Museum and the park office are along Reservation...More

Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 9 November 2016

One of my favorite places to hike, there are many trails to choose from ranging from relatively easy to very steep and challenging. Don't expect sweeping views, rather views of woods and meadow beyond. Trails are extraordinarily well-marked and the staff at the Visitors Center...More

Thank AAEN
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Went camping here for the first time and had a great time with my wife and a friend of ours the staff was very nice and once settled it found it to be a great camping experience weather getting a lean-to or just tenting it...More

Thank Marc G
Reviewed 3 September 2016

This large Westchester County park is a true gem - miles and miles of trails through mixed woods, along streams, up and down small mountains.. perfect for hiking, running, cross-country skiing, picnicking and even camping.

Thank Eaglerock144
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful park with hundreds of acres to walk, hike, and enjoy. There are any different arenas: woods if you prefer, a stream to walk along, an old graveyard to explire,open grassy fields, many deer to see at dusk.

Thank laso11
Reviewed 30 August 2016

With more than 4,300 acres of meadows, streams, and woodlands, and miles of trails to explore, there is plenty to see at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. Kids love the Trailside Museum and Native American exhibits; adults like hiking to one of the caves where the...More

Thank Nancy C
Reviewed 18 August 2016

A very nice place for walks – or even hikes – with a variety of topography and environments. Very welcoming to people and dogs.

Thank TheGranddad
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Are small dogs or puppies allowed
9 September 2016|
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Response from YonkersRoyalTraveler | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed on the trails of Ward Pound Ridge Reservation but they must be on a leash at all times. Please do pick up after them.
Are their nice trails here suitable to elderly (70+)? or any other places in the Westchester area more suitable? TIA
13 May 2016|
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Response from YonkersRoyalTraveler | Reviewed this property |
It depends in what shape you're in. You can travel along the green/red trail until it starts to incline then turn back. Also you can go the Trailside Nature Museum and walk around there. The FDR State Park has some flat... More
I have been camping here every June for the past 6-7 yrs. I love the park. That said they build a bath house years ago that never opened. We have to use portapotty's and drive to the main entrance for water. Prior to the new building there were at least toilets and water for hand washing. Will this facility ever open?
8 March 2015|
Response from jmpjoy |
I'm told its opening any day...will advise upon confirmation