Naturally Beautiful Driving Tour
Get in the car and take in the sights as you cruise the most colorful scenery in Westchester. This driving itinerary is the perfect overnight escape, with stops in scenic Irvington, Tarrytown, Pleasantville, Cross River, Katonah and Mt. Kisco.
- Blue Dolphin Ristorante
Turn around and head back to the quaint hamlet of Katonah for dinner at the family-owned Blue Dolphin. Don’t be fooled by the small space and casual atmosphere - this neighborhood spot cranks out classic Italian cuisine that packs a punch. No reservations required, so walk right in.
Katonah Ave. | Katonah, NY | T: (914) 232-4791
- Cross River Reservoir
Follow the Saw Mill River Parkway into Katonah, then turn onto Cross River Road, which will lead you to the Cross River Reservoir. One of several reservoirs that supply NYC’s drinking water, the peaceful waters are stocked for fishing every year. You may spot bald eagles searching for a tasty trout.
Cross River Road | Cross River, NY
- Graham Hills Park
Continue to follow Rte. 9 to 117 through the lush Rockefeller Park Preserve, and stop at Graham Hills Park. Popular with experienced mountain bikers, you can also hike the five miles of trails. You’ll pass bridges, stone walls, and breathtaking fall leaves.
Mount Pleasant | Pleasantville, NY
- Holiday Inn Mt. Kisco
It’s just a short drive back down Saw Mill River Parkway to Mt. Kisco’s Holiday Inn hotel. The friendly front desk staff will make you feel right at home as you unwind from your day of exploration. You'll be making plans to come back next fall!
1 Holiday Inn Dr. | Mt. Kisco, NY | T: (914) 241-2600
- Saw Mill River Parkway
Follow the Saw Mill River Parkway out of Graham Hills Park, taking short detours along the way to visit some of the many bird sanctuaries owned by Saw Mill River Audobon. Bring your binoculars – you never know what feathered friends you may encounter.
- Scenic Hudson Park At Irvington
It’s only about a 45 minute drive from midtown Manhattan to this scenic Westchester village. You’ll pass through Van Cortlandt Park and Sprain Ridge Park before stopping at Irvington’s riverfront esplanade. There’s ample parking, so stretch your legs and take in the view.
From Interstate 287 exit 9, take Route 9 south for 1.6 miles. At traffic light, turn right on Main Street. Continue to end. Right on North Astor Street. Left on Bridge Street. Cross railroad tracks. Follow Bridge Street to the left. Park is on right, past Bridge Street Properties.
- Sweet Grass Grill
A ten-minute drive North will bring you to the rolling hills of Tarrytown. Eat lunch at the friendly and funky Sweet Grass Grill, a local, seasonal, farm-to-table eatery. Try the Quinoa Caesar salad, Buffalo Tempeh sandwich, or Seared Citrus Glazed Scottish Salmon.
24 Main St. | Tarrytown, NY | T: (914) 631-0000