Lenoir Preserve

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Lenoir Preserve
Park Overview:

A former estate might seem too small to take a walk, but when visiting Lenoir Preserve consider using the Old Croton Aqueduct to connect to Untermyer Park. 

Trail Uses:Hiking, Handicapped
Dogs:Dogs on leash
Trail Miles:1.3 miles
Park Acreage:39 acres
City/County/
State:
Yonkers/Westchester/NY
Buy Book:Walkable Westchester - A Walking Guide to Westchester County, NY

Park Description:
Like many former estates, Lenoir Preserve has benefited from the common practice of wealthy landowners to import and plant specimen trees. Portions of the formal gardens have been converted to a butterfly garden and community gardens. From the front of the mansion facing the river, birders can watch bird migrations. 
 
The former carriage house is a nature center and headquarters for the Hudson River Audubon Society. The Lenoir mansion dates from the 1850s when it was built for Samuel Tilden, a former Governor and Presidential Candidate in 1876, who also owned a home at what is now Untermyer Park. Aldenwold, another old mansion nearby, burned down in 1979. Westchester County purchased the Lenoir parcel in 1976 and then bought the site of Aldenwold after the 1979 fire. 
Trails Overview:
A 0.4-mile handicapped accessible pathway which connects the Hawk Watch, Dragonfly Pond, Butterfly Garden, and stone gazebo. From the gardens, the yellow trail descends  to reach the Old Croton
Aqueduct at 0.1 mile. 
Directions:
From the Saw Mill River Parkway take Exit 9 (Executive Boulevard). Follow Executive Boulevard west for 0.9 mile to North Broadway. Turn right, continue 0.3 mile to Dudley Avenue, and turn left. The park entrance is to the left shortly after the turn.
 
Public transportation: Beeline Bus #6 to Dudley Avenue
Contact Information:Lenoir Preserve
9149685851
Region:Westchester County
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Nice area

I hiked the area on August 13, 2016. Lots of historical features. Check out some images from my hike: https://scenesfromthetrail.com/2016/08/13/lenoir-preserve-old-croton-aqu...