addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscontroller-playcrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgooglegroupshelp-with-circleimageimagesinstagramFill 1light-bulblinklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1ShapeoutlookpersonJoin Group on CardStartprice-ribbonprintShapeShapeShapeShapeImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruserwarningyahoo

Westmoreland Sanctuary: Summer evening hike

Fun, moderate local Westchester hike. We will hike some of the northern perimeter of Westmoreland Sanctuary, about 1.5 hours total. Plan to meet up at the Westmoreland parking lot by 6:00pm and we will commence hiking promptly at 6:15pm. Please plan to bring something delicious to share, and we'll have a quick picnic at the hike's conclusion.

About Westmoreland: Many rolling hills with a wide selection of well-maintained trails. Many interesting rock outcroppings. Multitude of deer, squirrels, chipmunks and various raptor species. An occasional fox sighting as well.

Difficulty: Beginner hiker level: moderate-to-strenuous / intermediate hiker level: easy-to-moderate

Distance: Approximately 3-4 miles.

Westmoreland Sanctuary map: http://www.westmorelandsanctuary.org/index2.php#/rgallery1/2/

Trail map: http://files.meetup.com/654743/Westmoreland.jpeg

Google Map directions: https://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=41.180495,-73.68452&hl=en&sll=41.180802,-73.684739&sspn=0.003222,0.004823&t=h&gl=us&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=18&z=18

Best navigation bet: From the north: Take 684 to Rte 172 west. Go one-half mile, make a left turn onto Chestnut Ridge Road and follow road to the Lake Bridge Road junction. Just past the junction, turn left into parking lot. From the south: Take 684 to Rte 22 north. Make a left turn onto Chestnut Ridge Road and follow road to just before the Lake Bridge Road junction. Turn right into parking lot. If parking lot is full, go across the road and park in the Arthur Butler Sanctuary parking lot.

Weather: Rain cancels.

Equipment: Sturdy hiking shoes. Plenty of water. Hiking poles if needed. Insect repellent. Headlamp.

Guests: No guests. Every participant must be a member of WHMC. Hey, it's free to join!

Dogs: Dogs are not allowed in Westmoreland Sanctuary per their policy.



Join or login to comment.

  • Christine P

    Great hike-but from now on its serious bug spray..my hand is so swollen from a bite it's no work for me today! :(

    June 20, 2013

    • Diane P

      Chris, guess if I aimed better you might have gotten sprayed with more of mine

      1 · June 20, 2013

  • Kathleen

    Hello All - I loved the hike, and yes, bug repellent is in order. Peter, thank you for organizing and leading - it was delightful. The site I mentioned was NY Outdoor and More, for the David activities. And Diane, I didn't get to meet you, but met your sister, Christine. Would love to know more about your biking meet ups - Ii believe there might be one this Sunday? My email is [masked]. If you can drop a line and let me know what's going on, I might join in if there's space. Thanks, and see everyone again soon. Kathleen

    June 20, 2013

    • Diane P

      Katherine see link in my comment below. Yes we are riding Bronx parkway Sunday

      June 20, 2013

  • Tina C.

    We had a very pleasant hike tonight. The weather and the company could not have been nicer. What a great way to spend a perfect summer evening in Westchester (except for the bugs!).

    June 19, 2013

  • Diane P

    We know what a great leader Peter is, so join us on a rail trail bike ride next. I heard some of you were asking about the bike group tonight so here's a link:http://www.meetup.com/Westchester-Social-Cycling/events/125527442/

    June 19, 2013

  • Alison

    Sorry I couldn't make it...had to work late and completely forgot I had signed up for this one!

    June 19, 2013

  • Karlyn

    Great hike as usual.

    June 19, 2013

  • Colleen X.

    Sorry I cannot make it.

    June 19, 2013

  • Brooks

    Hi Peter, so sorry to have to cancel at the last minute. Enjoy a super sunset!

    June 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, life got in the way, its going to be gorgeous night

    June 19, 2013

  • Liz

    Wish I could make it! Have fun!!!

    June 19, 2013

  • Joni

    forgot i have a doctors appointment. i'd rather be hiking!

    June 18, 2013

  • Molly W.

    So sorry I'll miss this - will be in the city...

    June 18, 2013

  • Joni

    as long as i have problems at work Ill be there.

    June 18, 2013

  • teri

    Hi all! I do not have a head lamp... is that a problem?

    June 18, 2013

  • John M. F.

    The hike is too advanced for me.

    June 16, 2013

  • John M. F.

    I'm looking forward to this hike.

    June 13, 2013

  • Natalie

    I was hoping to make this one, but I'm on deadline tonight. Next time!

    June 12, 2013

  • Jude C.

    Looking forward to meeting fellow explorers

    June 11, 2013

  • Shirley C.

    Just Join the Group and excited for the 1st Meet up on Wednesday : )

    June 9, 2013

  • Susan

    How do we know what to bring without duplicating someone else? I don't own a headlamp - do I need to purchase one for this hike?

    June 6, 2013

    • Bill M.

      It's fun - especially on a full moon night - but minus cloud cover. Moon can brighten things up.

      June 6, 2013

    • Diane P

      a flashlight will do also

      June 6, 2013

  • Tina C.

    What in the world would you need a "headlamp" for? No one should be hiking in the dark. I suppose if you got lost just about sun down it might help.

    June 6, 2013

  • Mark M.

    How can this be listed as the 'last summer evening hike of the year' - summer doesn't even start until two days later? Your thoughts.

    June 6, 2013

    • Peter

      Error in the original writeup. Error has been fixed and the copy editor has been fired in the interim.

      June 6, 2013

    • Mark M.

      Phew, good news. I felt like Rip Van Winkle for a minute there. Thanks Peter. Glad you are doing these right in my backyard - and they are some of my favorite greenspace even if they were elsewhere.

      June 6, 2013

26 went

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy