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Plan a Family Snow Day at These Westchester County Parks

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Dig out your skis and dust off your sleds, since snowstorms and low temperatures have created the perfect conditions for winter sports around the county. 

Let’s face it, after all the shoveling you’ve done this year, you deserve to take a break and actually enjoy all this snow. Luckily, cross-country skiing, sledding, and ice skating are available throughout all the Westchester County Parks, offering family-friendly activities for both kids and adults to enjoy.

“It’s been a few years since we’ve seen so much snow in Westchester. This year you won’t have to travel far for winter sports, there’s plenty to enjoy right in your own backyard,” says County Executive George Latimer.

Commissioner of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation Kathy O’Connor adds, “Covered in snow, our parks continue to provide Westchester County residents with outlets for recreation. We encourage you to bundle up and explore another side of our nationally accredited park system.”

All activities are subject to daily conditions at the individual parks, and visitors must bring their own equipment, but it’s the perfect time to get in some late-season fun!

Cross-country skiing is available at the following parks:

  • Blue Mountain Reservation, Peekskill
  • Croton Gorge, Cortlandt
  • Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson
  • Kitchawan Preserve, Yorktown
  • Lasdon Park, Somers (8 a.m.- 4 p.m. only)
  • Mohansic Golf Course, Yorktown Heights
  • Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River*
  • Cranberry Lake Preserve, North White Plains
  • Maple Moor Golf Course, White Plains
  • Marshlands Conservancy, Rye
  • The Trails at Merestead, Mount Kisco
  • Saxon Woods Park, White Plains
  • Saxon Woods Golf Course, Scarsdale
  • Dunwoodie Golf Course, Yonkers
  • Lenoir Preserve, Yonkers
  • Sprain Lake Golf Course, Yonkers
  • Tibbetts Brook Park, Yonkers
  • The North and South County Trailways, Yonkers to Baldwin Place

Sledding is allowed at the following parks:

  • Croton Gorge, Cortlandt
  • Lasdon Park, Somers (8 a.m.- 4 p.m. only)
  • Tibbetts Brook Park, Yonkers
  • Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River*
  • Dunwoodie Golf Course, Yonkers
  • Sprain Lake Golf Course, Yonkers
  • Saxon Woods Golf Course, Scarsdale
  • Mohansic Golf Course, Yorktown Heights
  • Maple Moor Golf Course, White Plains

Ice skating is allowed at the following parks, though visitors are encouraged to call ahead for ice conditions:

  • Blue Mountain Reservation, Peekskill
  • Mountain Lakes Park, North Salem
  • Tibbetts Brook Park, Yonkers
  • Twin Lakes Park, New Rochelle

Winter sports are permitted seven days a week during daylight hours, except where noted. COVID-19 protocols remain in effect at all county parks, so visitors should continue to maintain social distance and wear masks when recreating.

*Admission and parking are free unless otherwise noted.