Cranberry Lake Preserve Nature Center | City of White Plains Westchester County New York
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Cranberry Lake Preserve Nature Center

City of White Plains

Westchester County

Nature Center, nature preserve, trails, Things to Do, Birding, Children's, Hiking, Nature Hikes, Nature Interpretive Programs, Winter Activities, Cross-country Skiing, Kensico Reservoir, drinking water for New York City Cranberry Lake Preserve Nature Center

The Cranberry Lake Nature Center is a 190-acre nature preserve comprised of forest, wetlands, and a 10-acre lake that was carved by glaciers thousands of years ago. There are three miles of trails, including a loop around the lake, and others that traverse the predominantly northern oak-hickory forest. The area is part of the Kensico Reservoir watershed, which provides drinking water for residents of Westchester County and New York City. The name Cranberry Lake is derived from the growth of wild cranberry, which still exist in various parts of the fen.

"Since 1967, the park has been a safe haven for animals and plants, including migratory birds, turtles, and dragonflies. Within the preserve are a variety of habitats including a four-acre lake, cliffs and scrubland, mixed hardwood forest, vernal pools, and a swamp. Visitors can learn about the area's past by following the History Trail to the remains of a 19th-century farmhouse and early 20th-century stone-mining operation.

"The Nature Center offers family-oriented nature programs most weekends and houses a variety of interactive, educational displays. Nature programs are offered to the public nearly every weekend."

Things To Do at Cranberry Lake Nature Center
Birding | Bird Watching
Children's Summer Ecology Program
Hiking / Walking
Nature Hikes
Nature Interpretive Programs

    Winter Activities
    Cross-country Skiing

After a day of birding, hiking, nature study, or viewing the beautiful scenery, enjoy dinner out at one of the excellent Restaurants in Westchester, New York

Location: White Plains

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