Westchester abounds in cold-weather outdoor activities just a short drive from the big city. Whether the forecast calls for snow or sun, we’ve got you covered.
On a clear day
Start your morning in Northern Westchester with a specialty coffee and pastry at downtown Ossining’s First Village Coffee before a brisk hike through Teatown Lake Reservation, where 15 miles of trails wend by lakes, forests and meadows.
Option A: Two-wheeling it. Head back into Ossining for a lunch of fresh, local seafood at Brothers Fish & Chips. Then, drive south to Tarrytown and hop on the path for a brisk, 7.2-mile roundtrip ride or walk across the Hudson on the newly opened Bridge Path on the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge.
Option B: For the birds. Drive southeast to Rye and the Long Island Sound, stopping on the way in Mamaroneck for a world-famous hot dog from Walter’s. Your final destination for the day is the Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary. Recognized by Audubon New York, the sanctuary’s 179 acres along the Sound serve as a winter home to more than 5,000 ducks.