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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 now operated by Westchester County Parks.

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.

The Environmental Center provides a classroom and meeting space for allied organizations as well as areas on the site for related research projects. Topic areas include healthy food production and other farm related enterprises appropriate to suburban-scale agriculture; non-toxic land management practices; alternative energy demonstrations; healthy and sustainable living practices and a better understanding of and appreciation for the environment.

A master planning process is currently underway for the site and agricultural management. Learn more.

On the east side of Hanover Street in Yorktown, is a 125-acre piece of wooded parkland known as the Hilltop Hanover Hiking Trails. 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.

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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: Farm open weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Farm stand open weekends (and select Thursdays and Fridays), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., May through November. Trailways open seven days a week, 8 a.m. to dusk, year-round.
  • Phone: (914) 862-5050
  • Restrooms: Available on farm but not near hiking trails.
  • Hilltop Hanover Hiking Trails map.
  • County parks map & guide
  • Dogs: Allowed on hiking trails only (east side of Hanover Street), not on farm, farm stand, and pasture. Must be leashed. Please pick up after your pet.