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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.


Outdoor Excursions


Northern 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.

Sound Shore

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. For a free mobile audio tour of the Bridge Path and more, check out Historic Hudson River Towns.

Food Ideas

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.

Westchester loves ice cream and has a long history starting with the iconic soft-serve maker, Carvel, which started here with a single ice-cream truck in 1929. Westchester is home to dozens of local gems and national chains alike – where you can indulge in many variations of this favorite food group: All-American ice cream cones and sundaes, Italian gelatos, Mexican paletas, frozen custards and yogurts. Find one near you, or plan a journey around Westchester County in search of the perfect scoop.



Farmers Markets

Visit a farmers market for great, fresh and locally produced and harvested food, including produce, meat and fish, baked goods, dairy and prepared food.

Wednesdays
Fridays
Saturdays
Sundays

Drive-Ins

           Catch a movie safely from your car. Check out the lineup at Ridge Hill and Cross County Shopping Center.


Beach Openings

Playland and Croton Point beaches are open on designated days, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (No admittance after 6 p.m.)

  • Playland, open Tuesday through Sunday; closed Monday

  • Croton Point, open Wednesday through Sunday; closed Monday and Tuesday

Click here for important information and regulations.

Virtual Activities

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: