7 Ways to Enjoy the Fall Outdoors in Westchester | Northern Westchester Moms

Fall is one of our favorite seasons! From Halloween to apple festivals, there are also plenty of ways to enjoy the outdoors and stunning region. Check out these 7 places that you can enjoy this fall featuring events from the Westchester Land Trust:

Mushroom Walk, Sunday, October 13, 2019, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. WLT’s Westchester Wilderness Walk/Zofnass Family Preserve, 258 Upper Shad Road., Pound Ridge.. WLT presents an educational and entertaining forest stroll exploring the fungi with naturalist Taro Ietaka, former President of the Connecticut- Westchester Mycological Association and Park Supervisor for Westchester County Parks.  Rain or Shine.

WLT Volunteer Stewardship Day, Saturday, Oct 19, 2019, 10:00 am – 1:30 pm. WLT’s Tom Burke Preserve, 401 McLain Street, Bedford. Help bring history back to life! Learn about the history of stone walls in our region. Join WLT Preserve Manager John Zeiger as he clears brush from a historicstone wall and improve the habitat for wildlife and native plants. Rain or Shine.

Rocky Hills in Westchester

Rocky Hills Environmental Lecture, Thursday, October 24, 2019, 6:30 pm – Reception, 7:00 pm.Chappaqua Performing Arts Center, 480 Bedford Road, Chappaqua. British garden designer James Alexander-Sinclair takes participants on a virtual jaunt through a series of gardens he has designed, paying particular  attention to how gardens connect us with nature. Presented in partnership with Chappaqua Library and the Garden Conservancy. (image provided by Garden Conservancy)

Guided Autumn Bird Walk, Saturday, November 2, 2019, 8:30 am – 10:00 am. WLT’s Otter Creek Preserve Taylors Lane, Mamaroneck. Birds are on the move!  Janelle Robbins, WLT Advisory Board Member and birder extraordinaire, will teach bird lovers and enthusiasts about the diversity of migrating birds that find food and shelter at this one-of-a-kind salt marsh. Bring binoculars! Rain date: Sunday, Nov 3rd.

 Thanks to the Land"

WLT Volunteer Stewardship Day, Give Thanks to the Land,  Friday, Nov 22, 2019, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. WLT’s Frederick P. Rose Preserve and Rock Shelter Preserve, 193 N Salem Road, Cross River. Help preserve the trails you love!  Celebrate the season of giving by helping to expand a meadow and blueberry thicket to shelter birds and pollinators. Rain or Shine.

Gorgeous Turkey Mountain in Westchester

Trek Turkey Mountain, Sunday, November 17, 2019, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Turkey Mountain Preserve Trailhead, Locke Lane, Yorktown Heights.  Celebrate National Hike Day on this moderate hike with spectacular views. This group hike is a great chance to enjoy the natural world and meet new people. Grab a buddy (and a snack) and head to Turkey Mountain. Rain or Shine.  

Snowy holiday hike in Westchester

Holiday Tree ID Hike, Sunday, December 8, 2019, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. WLT’s Westchester Wilderness Walk/ Zofnass Family Preserve, 258 Upper Shad Road, Pound Ridge. Explore the wintry landscape and learn techniques to identify trees during the winter months. This program is perfect for those looking to gain outdoor knowledge or those looking to get out outside for a fun winter walk!  Rain date: Sunday, Dec 15, 1-3 pm.

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Share and Grow Farm Days in Westchester

Grow & Share! Farm Volunteer Days, October 10, 15, 24, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Sugar Hill Farm,  403 Harris Road, Bedford Hills, NY. We invite you to join us, as we grow fresh produce for our neighbors in need! Grow and harvest produce for  our friends and fellow community members at the Community Center of Northern Westchester with fresh fruits and veggies from our half-acre Sugar Hill Farm headquarters! Over the years, our Sugar Hill Farm garden has produced thousands of pounds of produce that has been distributed to those in need throughout our region. It’s no secret that volunteers are an essential part of the program’s success. Any amount of time you can give is welcome. 

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