Woodlands Legacy Field Park

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Old swimming hole?

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Park Overview:
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
Heights/Westchester/NY
Web Map:Free Woodlands Park map
Park Description:

For years the undeveloped open space known as Woodlands was used by nearby residents comfortable in walking along unmarked trails. Owned by the Town of Yorktown in Westchester County, NY, the park is located on the east side of the Taconic Parkway and connects two pieces of Strang Boulevard. Hunter Brook, a trout stream which crosses the park was likely the reason that houses were not built and the land became parkland.

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 - 0.75 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. The park is only accessible when the ball fields are being used.

*Note: Strang Boulevard also parallels the Taconic Parkway, but the official park entrance is at the end of Strang Boulevard by Route 132.

Contact Information:Yorktown Parks & Recreation Dept.
914-245-4650
Region:Westchester County
Fees:None

Comments

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.