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Checking out the Fall Foliage around Portchester

Posted by editor on 09/27/16

Lucky for our Castle residents, Port Chester has many places nearby where you can enjoy the fall foliage.  In the next couple weeks, the trees will be changing colors and the air will be nice and crisp! Below are a few historic sites in Westchester you’ll want to check out during October.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Park – This park offers day-trippers a day of fun and relaxation.  The park also has an oases of blue water, Mohansic Lake and Crom pond provide excellent fresh water fishing and boating.  Some popular catches are bass, perch and sunfish.  In wintertime the tree-lined border provides a winter wonderland and backdrop for ice fisherman.  The parks spacious picnic areas can also be reserved in advance if you have any upcoming celebrations!

Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park -In 1992 this park was awarded National Historic Landmark status.  The scenic path over the aqueduct winds through historic sites, preserves, a museum which highlights the construction of the aqueduct (1830’s) and many beautiful homes.   It’s the perfect place to take in the beauty of fall!

Teatown Lake ReservationYou’ll find a few upcoming events at this reservation, but one that we recommend for fall is Shinrun-Yoku where you’ll take a meditative walk through meadows and woodlands.  Each meeting consists of a quick exercise for increasing awareness through the senses and two slowly paced walks throughout the park.

Rockefeller State Park Reserve – This is the perfect place for a picnic! It’s an easy hike with beautiful views of the Hudson River and plenty of benches so you can sit down and bask in fall!