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Winter Is Here - County Opens Sports Sites

The advent of the winter season brings with it the opening of dozens of Westchester County winter sports recreation venues open to area residents, including areas for ice skating, cross country skiing and sledding.

No ski or skate rentals are available (except at the indoor Playland Ice Casino) at the venues. All activities are permitted seven days a week during daylight hours only.

Cross-country skiing is allowed at the following locations:

Blue Mountain Reservation, Welcher Ave., Peekskill

Bronx River Pathway, Valhalla to Mount Vernon

Cranberry Lake Preserve, Old Orchard Street off Route 22, North White Plains

Croton Gorge, Route 129, Cortlandt

Croton Point Park, Croton Point Ave., Croton-on-Hudson

Dunwoodie Golf Course, Wasylenko Lane off Yonkers Avenue, Yonkers

Kitchawan Preserve, Route 134, Yorktown

Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial, Route 35, Somers (8 a.m. to 4 p.m. only)

Lenoir Preserve, Dudley Street off North Broadway, Yonkers

Maple Moor Golf Course, North Street, White Plains

Marshlands Conservancy, Route 1, Rye

The trails at Hilltop Hanover Farm, Hanover Street, Yorktown Heights

The trails at Merestead, Byram Lake Road, Mount Kisco

Mohansic Golf Course, Baldwin Road off Taconic Parkway, Yorktown Heights

Mountain Lakes Park, Hawley Road, North Salem

North County Trailway, Tarrytown to Putnam County line

Saxon Woods Park, Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains

Saxon Woods Golf Course, Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale

South County Trailway, Elmsford to Yonkers

Sprain Lake Golf Course, Grassy Sprain Road, Yonkers

Tibbetts Brook Park, Midland Ave., Yonkers

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Routes 35 and 121 South, Cross River


Sledding is permitted at Croton Gorge, Lasdon Park, * Ward Pound Ridge Reservation,  and Dunwoodie, Sprain Lake, Saxon Woods, Mohansic and Maple Moor golf courses.

Ice Skating

When conditions permit, ice skating is permitted at the following locations:

Blue Mountain Reservation, Welcher Ave., Peekskill

Mountain Lakes Park, Hawley Road, North Salem

Wampus Pond, Route 128, Armonk

Willson’s Woods Park, East Lincoln Ave., Mount Verno

Tibbetts Brook Park, Midland Avenue, Yonkers

Twin Lakes Park, California Road, Eastchester

Ice conditions are checked daily at all locations. Those using the ice facilities should look for a “Skating Today” signs posted that indicates safe conditions for that day.

To check on skiing and skating conditions on weekdays, log on at

Indoor Skating

Indoor ice skating and skate rentals are available at the three-rink, climate-controlled Playland Ice Casino at Playland Park in Rye. For a schedule and fees, call Playland at (914) 813-7059 or go to

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