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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

Where to Watch

  • Hiking trails
  • Meadows
  • Streamside

Recreational Opportunities

  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Camping
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Equestrian trails
  • Trailside Nature Museum


4,000+ acres

Closest Town

Cross River


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Contact Information

Telephone: 914-864-7317

Address: Michigan Rd., Cross River, NY 10518

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