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Westmoreland Sanctuary

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Length


5.4 Miles 8.7 Kilometers


717' 219 m

Ascent

-711' -217 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

721' 220 m

High

423' 129 m

Low

Shared By Rob Cummings

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This route highlights Westmoreland Sanctuary, a 450+-acre preserve in Mt Kisco and Armonk NY.

Rob Cummings

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

The parking lot is at the highest spot on the trails system. Any hike will feel great going out and tiring on the way back to the lot! Be sure to leave some gas in the tank for the return journey!

Description

This route features all singletrack trails. The trails give a feeling of wilderness as you pass cliffs, ridges, ponds, and boardwalks.There are some mushy areas in the springtime, so be prepared with proper footwear. Users won't be disappointed, as it is a beautiful park.

This specific hike features Cole's Kettle, a natural pond/wetland area formed by glaciers. All of the surrounding forest drains into the kettle and then into the ground water for nearby wells.

Eventually, the trails can be used to connect over the highway to Butler Sanctuary.

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Jeff Kent
Mt. Kisco, NY
Jeff Kent   Mt. Kisco, NY
I first discovered Westmoreland when my kids started visiting on school field trips. I have since covered every inch of their trails and am a frequent visitor. I usually do a clockwise perimeter loop covering the entire sanctuary. The woods are beautiful and there are many options to make your hike longer or shorter depending on your mood. Be sure to stop by the nature center, the staff is great. Sep 17, 2017

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