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On the east side of Hanover Street in Yorktown, is a 125-acre piece of wooded parkland known as the Hilltop Hanover Hiking Trails owned by the Westchester County Parks Department. The park is traversed by 3.5 miles of unpaved trails for hiking and nature study. Along the way see old farm stone walls, vernal ponds, rock outcrops and beautiful views.

The property, 180 acres in total, was purchased by Westchester County in 2003 for agricultural preservation, drinking water protection and the promotion of environmental stewardship. The purchase revived a nearly 200 year tradition of farming at the site. The 50-acre Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center is operated by the county’s Department of Planning.

Hilltop Hanover Farm produces diversified vegetables for a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and retail farm stand. Also offering educational programs including field days, farm tours, and interpretive education run through the Friends of Hilltop Hanover Farm.

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  • Admission and fees: County park pass is not required for admission.
  • Directions: 1271 Hanover Street, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. Note: Parking for Hilltop Hanover Hiking Trails is located on the east side of Hanover Street across from farm.
  • Park hours: Open seven days a week, 8 a.m. to dusk, year-round.
  • Phone: (914) 862-5050
  • Restrooms: None available.
  • Download the Hilltop Hanover Hiking Trails map.
  • County parks map & guide
  • Dogs: Must be leashed. Please pick up after your pet.