Activities to Enjoy Now
From responsible outdoor recreation to virtual experiences, we hope to add some enjoyment to your days. Stay safe and practice social distancing, wear a mask and follow N.Y. state guidelines while enjoying Westchester.
Tour the 62-acre grounds and gardens at John Jay Homestead State Historic Site in Katonah, home of the founding father and first Chief Justice of the United States.
Hike/bike/explore/picnic and enjoy the county’s natural beauty, including the returning birds and blooms of spring, in Northern Westchester’s large parks –Ward Pound Ridge Reservation and Mountain Lakes Park.
Stroll the wooded trails at Hilltop Hanover Farm, Muscoot Farm, one of our many County-operated nature preserves, or at Teatown Lake Reservation, which has 15 miles of hiking trails spread over 1,000 acres with lakes, streams, waterfalls, hardwood swamps, mixed forests and meadows.
Southern Westchester and Mid-County
Join bicyclists, skaters, joggers and walkers on Bicycle Sunday, when a 13.1-mile loop of the Bronx River Parkway from White Plains to Bronxville and Yonkers is closed to motor vehicles for recreational use.
Take a guided tour of Untermyer Gardens; Saturday through Monday a limited number of tours, with a maximum of ten people each, will be available. Advance tickets are required.
Enjoy nature at Greenburgh Nature Center, a 33-acre woodland preserve with trails, ponds, two significant wetland sites, and gardens.
Spend the day bird watching and picnic near a pond or stream on the 47 acres at Rye Nature Center. There are forests, fields, ponds and streams with 14 stations on a self-guided trail as well as a paved trail for seniors and disabled.
Explore the grounds of Jay Heritage Center at the Jay Estate. The 23-acre Jay property, overlooking Long Island Sound in Rye, was the boyhood home of New York State’s only native founding father, John Jay. It is part of the Boston Post Road Historic District, a National Historic Landmark and a stop on Westchester County’s African American Heritage Trail.
Hudson River Towns
Lyndhurst’s beautiful grounds make for a good walk, and they connect to the Riverwalk, spanning over 32 miles of the Hudson River shoreline.
Hike/bike/explore/picnic and enjoy the county’s natural beauty, including the returning birds and blooms of spring, in the Hudson River Towns’ large parks – Croton Point Park and Blue Mountain Reservation.
Walk or bike on The Bridge Path on the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, The 3.6 mi (each way) path — with six overlooks and amenities at each landing — offers an exciting and unique recreational experience. Each overlook was designed in partnership with the community and celebrates the rich history of the Hudson Valley. The two landings on either end of the bridge offer amenities including welcome centers, interactive displays, public art and restrooms. The landings offer access to the path for pedestrians to enter onto the bridge and continue to explore the overlooks on their way across the Hudson River. The Westchester Landing is located less than a mile from downtown Tarrytown.
Much of Westchester County’s sensational culinary scene has moved outdoors for the season! Enjoy summer weather and safe serving practices at a wide variety of restaurants.
Bring Westchester dining home thanks to many take-out options, or consider Southern Table’s family-style cooking kit that lets you create your restaurant favorites from home. (The restaurant was awarded a Bib Gourmand in the 2020 Michelin Guide!)
Visit a farmers market for great, fresh and locally produced and harvested food, including produce, meat and fish, baked goods, dairy and prepared food.
- New Rochelle – starts June 12
- Hilltop Hanover Farm Stand, Yorktown Heights
- John Jay Homestead Farm Market, Katonah
- Tarrytown & Sleepy Hollow
Fable Farm, Ossining, also offers its fresh produce with contactless curbside pickup on Saturdays and Sundays.
Playland and Croton Point Beaches are open to Westchester residents (with ID) only on Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (No admittance after 6 p.m.) Click here for important information and regulations.
Our cultural partners are committed to keeping you entertained, informed and engaged with virtual tours, art talks, live concerts, and at-home activities to do with the family. For a updated list of all the happenings, click here. This weekend, consider:
- Joining in streaming movie screenings and discussions from YoFiFest, the Yonkers Film Festival, Bedford Playhouse, Picture House, and Jacob Burns Film Center.
- Taking a tour of Katonah Museum of Art, and “Museum from Home” with Hudson River Museum.
- Meeting the alpacas, horses and donkeys at Faraway Farm Alpacas. Call the farm at (914) 962-2110 to arrange an educational and interactive private Zoom call.
- Watching the wolves of the Wolf Conservation Center on their webcam.
- Grooving to Jazz Forum at Home, a live streamed concert on Facebook, Saturdays at 7 p.m.