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Mountain Lakes Park [ Sal J. Prezioso Mountain Lakes Park]
|Park Overview:|| |
Mountain Lakes Park, the most northerly park in Westchester County, features almost 13 miles of trails and woods roads, four lakes, and the highest point in the County.
|Trail Uses:||Hiking, X-C skiing, Handicapped|
|Dogs:||Dogs on leash|
|Trail Miles:||12.7 miles|
|Park Acreage:||1082 acres|
|Web Map:||Mountain Lakes Park map|
|Buy Book:||Walkable Westchester - A Walking Guide to Westchester County, NY |
Trail Conference volunteers maintain trails in this park.
|Park Description:|| |
Acquired by Westchester County in 1961, Sal J. Prezioso Mountain Lakes Park (as it is formally known) features hardwood forests, rock outcrops and meandering streams. Besides almost 13 miles of hiking trails, the park offers camping, fishing, ice skating, cross-country skiing, boating, and a high/low ropes challenge course. Lean-tos, cabins and yurts are available for rent, and the dining hall, which accommodates up to 250 people, can be rented by organized groups. Camp Morty offers a sleepaway camp experience each summer for children who are under the care of the Department of Social Services.
|Trails Overview:|| |
The park features seven trails plus several connecting trails:
|Directions:||Take I-684 to Exit 6, and turn right onto N.Y. Route 35. In 3.6 miles, N.Y. Route 121 joins from the right. Continue ahead on Routes 35/121 for another 0.7 mile. When the roads diverge (4.4 miles from Exit 6), turn left onto Route 121 North and continue for 4.5 miles to Hawley Road. Turn right onto Hawley Road and turn left in 1.1 miles. In another 0.3 mile, turn left again at the park entrance and proceed ahead to the park entrance. No public transportation|
|Contact Information:||Westchester County Parks Department |