Kitchawan Preserve

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Kitchawan Preserve
Park Overview:

There is a diversity of flora and fauna in a variety of habitats at Kitchawan Preserve. Vernal pools grace the preserve providing breeding habitat for many species of amphibians and invertebrates. The old fields with an array of wild flowers support butterflies and birds.

Trail Uses:Hiking
Dogs:Dogs on leash
Trail Miles:5 miles
Park Acreage:208 acres
City/County/
State:
Yorktown/Westchester/NY
Buy Book:Walkable Westchester - A Walking Guide to Westchester County, NY

Trail Conference volunteers maintain trails in this park.
Park Description:

The wide woods roads in parts of the Kitchawan Preserve, offer ample opportunity to stroll and chat with other hikers. Expect to find dogs as the preserve is extremely popular with dog walkers. Unfortunately most of the dogs are off leash.

Trails Overview:

Click for a description of a 2.22-mile hike "North County Trailway, Rt 134 to RR Bridge, with sidetrip to quarry

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Directions:

From the Taconic State Parkway, take Route 134 exit and turn east. Continue past the entrance to IBM T.J. Watson Research Center for 1.2 miles. Kitchawan Preserve is to the left, just past a sharp right-hand turn. 

Limited public transportation access to the preserve is via Beeline Bus #15 on weekdays and only three buses on Saturdays. Then from Millwood, a 2.8-mile walk along the North County Trailway. 

Contact Information:Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation
Region:Westchester County
Fees:None