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Outdoor Activities: Hiking, Biking, Swimming, Golfing in Bedford, NY

May 23, 2014 - 03:02 PM
Outdoor Activities: Hiking, Biking, Swimming, Golfing in Bedford, NY

 

After a long, cold, and brutal winter I think we are all welcoming this summer with open arms. We have been stuck inside for awhile and now it is time for us to get outside and be active. The Bedford area has a variety of outdoor activities. A lot of parks offer swimming, tennis, walking, and more. There are great hiking and biking trails for you to try. And if you want a more relaxing day, there are public golf courses to play.  


Parks


Bedford Memorial Park, Greenwich Road, 914-234-3246


This park offers tennis, basketball, swimming, fishing, soccer, paddle tennis, and a play area. There is also a place for you to relax and have a picnic.


Bedford Hills Park, 60 Haines Road, 914-666-7150


This park has a lot of activities here as well. Similar to Bedford Memorial Park there is swimming, tennis, basketball, fishing, and a play area.


Katonah Memorial Park, 38 High Street, 914-232-9349


Katonah provides the same activities as the other two parks. However, this one also has walking trails for you to take an adventure on.


Beaver Dam Park, 115 Beaver Dam Road


This park is a dog park and is only open to residents in Bedford. This park also has great walking trails for you and your dog.


For operating hours of these parks and reserving your spot visit the Bedford website.


Bike Trails


Blue Mountain Trails, 45 Welcher Ave, Peeksill, NY, 914-862-5275


Offers 20 miles of mountain biking for all levels. There is also twelve miles of hiking,  and walking. $10 to park.


Graham Hills Park, Route 117, Mount Pleasant, 914-231-4500


There is 5 miles of hiking and mountain biking through some cool habitats on this trail. This trail is for more experienced bikers.


North County Trailway, Old Sawmill River Road


This trail goes from Westchester up to Putnam County. It is 22 miles of a paved trail.


South County Trailway


This trail goes from the center of Westchester to the south part of Westchester. It is 14 miles of a paved multi-use trail.


The Westchester website provides more trails for mountain biking, hiking, and walking


Hike Trails


Merestead, 455 Byram Lake Road, Mount Kisco, NY, 914-666-4258


The hiking trails run for 2.3 miles through woods, open fields and gardens. The trails are open from 8 a.m. to dusk.


Westmoreland Sanctuary, 260 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Mount Kisco, NY


Westmoreland Sanctuary is the home to many animals. They conserve the local wildlife here. You can plan a tour on their website and hopefully you will see some cool animals on your visit.


Mianus River Gorge Preserve, 167 Mianus River Rd, Bedford, NY, 914-234-3455


The Mianus River Gorge Preserve has over 5 miles of trails in the woods. The trails are only open to hiking and is open from 8:30 am until 5 pm.


Henry Morgenthau Preserve, Route 172, Pound Ridge, NY, 914-232-1999


The Henry Morgenthau Preserve is set along and under the Blue Heron Lake. It is made up of four ecological communities and has three trails to go along.


Golf Courses


Pound Ridge Golf Club, 22 High Ridge Rd, Pound Ridge, NY, 914-764-5771


This public golf course has a par of 76 from the longest tees. Pound Ridge Golf provides lessons, a driving range, and golf rentals. Find out more about the golf club on their website.


Sterling Farms Golf Course, 1349 Newfield Av, Stamford, CT, 203-329-2067


This public golf course has a par of 72. The course has many hills and is surrounded by farm houses.


Ridgefield Golf Course, 545 Ridgebury Rd, Ridgefield, CT 203-748-7008


Ridgefield Golf Course is a beautiful course lined with trees and neighborhood views. The course has a par of 74 and includes hills and ponds.


There are many parks, trails and golf courses to discover. This summer is a great time for you to get out and go discover the activities Bedford has for you.

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