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Whether you prefer challenging trails through wooded areas or acres of open space to traverse, Westchester County parks and golf courses offer an ideal setting for cross country skiing. You must provide your own equipment. No rentals are available. Conditions permitting, cross country skiing is allowed seven days a week during daylight hours.

Note that sledding is allowed only at the parks indicated and only at the golf courses when they are closed for the season.

Westchester County’s lakes and ponds provide ideal locations for scenic outdoor ice skating. As with skiing, you must bring your own skates. No rentals are available. Ice is checked daily at all locations for safety and conditions. When the white flag with the green ball or sign is posted indicating safe conditions, ice skating is permitted seven days a week during daylight hours. For your own safety, always check conditions before heading out to the park. For more information call (914) 864-PARK.

Admission is free except at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation where parking is $5 with a Park Pass, $10 without a pass.

Winter Activity Locations
Park or FacilityCross Country Skiing
Open Areas
Cross Country Skiing
Marked Trails
SleddingSkatingIce Fishing
Blue Mountain Reservation
Welcher Avenue, Peekskill
Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Bronx River Pathway
Valhalla to Mount Vernon
Yes Yes No No No
Cranberry Lake Preserve
Old Orchard Street off Rte. 22, North White Plains
No Yes No No No
Croton Gorge
Route 129, Cortlandt
Yes No Yes No No
Croton Point Park
Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson
Yes Yes No No No
Dunwoodie Golf Course
Wasylenko Lane, Yonkers
Yes No Yes No No
Hilltop Hanover Farm
Hanover Street, Yorktown Heights
No Yes No No No
Kitchawan Preserve
Route 134, Ossining
Yes Yes No No No
Lasdon Park and Arboretum
Route 35, Somers
(Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Yes No No No No
Lenoir Preserve
Dudley Street off North Broadway, Yonkers
Yes Yes No No No
Maple Moor Golf Course
North Street, White Plains
Yes No Yes No No
Marshlands Conservancy
Route 1, Rye
Yes Yes No No No
Byram Lake Road, Mount Kisco
Yes Yes No No No
Mohansic Golf Course
Baldwin Road, Yorktown Heights
Yes No Yes No No
Mountain Lakes Park
Hawley Road, North Salem
(Open dawn to dusk)
Yes Yes No Yes Yes
North County Trailway
Tarrytown to Putnam County line
Yes Yes No No No
Saxon Woods Golf Course
Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale
Yes No Yes No No
Saxon Woods Park
Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains
Yes No No No No
South County Trailway
Elmsford to Yonkers
Yes Yes No No No
Sprain Lake Golf Course
Grassy Sprain Road, Yonkers
Yes No No No No
Tibbetts Brook Park
Midland Avenue, Yonkers
Yes No No Yes Yes
Twin Lakes
California Road, Eastchester
(Phone: (914) 813-6720 or 6721)
No No No Yes No
Wampus Pond
Route 128, Armonk
No No No Yes Yes
Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
Route 35 and 121 South
Cross River
Yes Yes Yes No No
Willson's Woods
East Lincoln Avenue, Mount Vernon
No No No Yes Yes