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Ward Pound Ridge Reservation

Cross River, Westchester County

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At more than 4,000 acres, with a wide variety of habitat, incredible wildlife diversity can be expected at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Westchester County's largest park. With its wide-ranging landscapes and miles of wooded trails, the park provides activities in all seasons. Two streams run through the park and are home to 13 species of native and stocked fish.

Wildlife to Watch

  • Wood turtles
  • Raccoons
  • Great-horned owls
  • Cliff swallows
  • Woodpeckers

Where to Watch

  • Hiking trails
  • Meadows
  • Streamside

Recreational Opportunities

  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Camping
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Equestrian trails

Size

4,000+ acres

Closest Town

Cross River

Directions

Go to Google Maps, and enter your address for step-by-step directions to Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. (This link will open a page outside the DEC website. Hold the "Shift" key down, and click on the link to open it in a new window.)

Contact Information

Telephone: 914-864-7317

Address: Michigan Rd., Cross River, NY

Website: Ward Pound Ridge Reservation (This link leaves DEC's website).