Westmoreland Sanctuary is located at West 260 Chestnut Ridge Road, Bedford Corners, NY 10549, Westchester County, in the Hudson Valley. Westmoreland Sanctuary is a reconstructed 200 year-old building serving as a museum and nature center. The central room is used as an auditorium for public, school and scout programs and its periphery and second story balcony contains exhibits of flora and fauna of Westchester County.
Nearby is an outdoor lecture area, a center for maple sugaring, old cemetery, wildlife garden and composting demonstration area. Located just outside the museum is the entrance to the Easy Loop Trail. This trailhead is the beginning of more than 7 miles of trails. The trails lead visitors past the many rocky cliffs, ponds and streams within the boundaries of Westmoreland. Please visit our KIOSK located in the parking area for your trail map.
Our primary focus is the great variety of programs which are offered each year. Westmoreland has over 30 programs for school and scouts during the week. These programs are mainly hands-on and participatory. Programs include Bluebird house building, bird banding with live native birds, insects, pond study and mammals. At various times each year, the staff of Westmoreland conducts a number of ongoing study programs. These studies include:
Management of Eastern Bluebird fields and nesting boxes
Wood Duck house monitoring
Turtle Monitoring Program
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Things to Do
7 miles of trails (rocky cliffs, ponds, streams)
Birding | Bird Watching
Hiking / Walking