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|Park Overview:|| |
Merestead was the working farm and estate of Margaret Sloan Patterson, daughter of William Sloane of the W & J Sloane home furnishing store. The mansion is open by reservation.
|Trail Uses:||Hiking, Bridle path, X-C skiing|
|Trail Miles:||2.7 miles|
|Park Acreage:||130 acres|
|Buy Book:||Walkable Westchester - A Walking Guide to Westchester County, NY |
Trail Conference volunteers maintain trails in this park.
|Park Description:|| |
A visit to Merestead makes it obvious why it could not possibly be called Merestead Park. A 28-room Georgian Revival style brick mansion overlooks a vast expanse of lawn. Merestead (the Scottish word for farmland) is an historic home with trails through woodlands and fields.
|Trails Overview:|| |
The trails system includes both woodland hiking trails and farm roads with some views from the farm roads at the top of the hill behind the mansion.
From I-684, take Exit 4 (Route 172) and head west. In 1.5 miles, turn left onto Sarles Street. Continue 1.5 miles to the stop sign at Byram Lake Road. Turn left and drive for 0.4 mile. Parking is across the street from the main driveway.
No public transportation
|Contact Information:||Merestead |