Woodlands Legacy Field Park

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Woodlands Legacy Fields Park

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Park Overview:

Let me count the ways describes not only the number of entrances to Woodlands Legecay Fields Park, but the ways local residents enjoy it. 

Trail Uses:Hiking, Mountain biking, X-C skiing
Dogs:Dogs on leash
Trail Miles:3.6 miles
Park Acreage:157.5 acres
City/County/
State:
Yorktown/Westchester/NY
Web Map:Free Woodlands Park map
Buy Book:Walkable Westchester - A Walking Guide to Westchester County, NY

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

Wedged between two sections of Strang Boulevard, the park seems to have a split personality. For years the undeveloped open space known as Woodlands was used by nearby residents comfortable in walking along unmarked trails. When you enter from Strang Boulevard off Route 132, the playing fields are the dominant feature. But concealed behind the kiosk at the end of the parking lot are alluring trails and the answer to the question, “How do you get to that (pedestrian) bridge over the Taconic?” 

The Legacy projects of Westchester County provided funding for the town to build additional ball fields. The park was renamed to recognize the existance of the fields and the project.

Trails Overview:

Taking note of the umarked trails in Woodlands, the New York-New Jersy Trail Conference and Westchester Mountain Biking Association embarked on a joint project with the Town of Yorkown in 2010. Volunteers built new trails, blazed all of them, and built a bridge across Hunter Brook. The trails connect to the Legacy Fields and to the pedestrian bridge over the Taconic.

  • Hunter Brook Trail - red - 0.4 mi
  • Legacy Trail  - green - 0.25 mi
  • Manor Street Trail  - orange - 0.3 mi  No parking - neighborhood access only
  • Parkway Trail - blue - 1.0 mi
  • Strang Trail - white - 0.75 mi neighborhood access only
  • Taconic Bridge Trail - pink -  0.2 mi (continues into Granite Knolls Park)
  • Taconic Woods Road - orange - 0.1 mi No parking - neighborhood access only
  • Woodlands Trail - yellow -  0.8 mi 
Directions: From Taconic State Parkway, take the Route 202 exit and turn east. Go 0.7 mile to the traffic light at Route 132 and turn left. Go 1.4 miles and turn left onto Strang Boulevard.* Woodlands Legacy Fields Park is located at the end of road.  *Note: Strang Boulevard also parallels the Taconic Parkway, but the official park entrance is at the end of Strang Boulevard by Route 132. No public transportation
Contact Information:Yorktown Parks & Recreation Dept.
9142454650
Region:Westchester County
Fees:None

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no access to trail

there is no access to the trail most of the time at woodlands legacy field . when there is a ball game the parking is probably full.

Winter Walks in Woodlands Legacy

The cold and frost brings its own distinct beauty to these trails. The ground frost seems to have crystalized into striated rope-like crystals with almost a clear asbestose look. This week we spotted a salamander (red spotted newt in the land based eft stage). We saw it on a rock though it quickly moved to the leaves below where it might have been impossible to spot. The clouds and grey sky bring a dsitinctive and beautiful lighting as you peer through the branch structures. Each season has brought a new vision of these trails. I'm waiting for the ice and snow to get out there with the crampons and snoeshows.