Adjacent to the Old Croton Aqueduct, this property was home to two Hudson River estates and boasts unusual trees and shrubs imported from around the country and the world. It is a hub for birdwatchers to observe hawk migrations in spring and autumn, and offers a butterfly and hummingbird garden that attracts a wide variety of species in summer.
Admission and fees: County park pass is not required for admission
Directions: 19 Dudley Street, Yonkers 10701
Nature center hours: September to June,Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; July and August, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Trails are open every day dawn to dusk.
Phone: (914) 968-5851