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Westmoreland Sanctuary: New Year's Day Hike

Start the year right and join us for a moderate local Westchester hike. We will hike the perimeter of Westmoreland Sanctuary. 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: strenuous / intermediate hiker level: moderate

Distance: Approximately 6 miles.

Duration: 4-5 hours


Westmoreland Sanctuary map:

Trail map:

Google Map directions:,-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 navigational 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.

Weather: Rain cancels.

Equipment: Sturdy hiking shoes. Water -- at least two liters. Hiking poles if needed. Headlamp or flashlight. Trail map. Fully charged cell phone. Plan to dress in layers, and avoid cotton.

Dog policy: Dogs are not allowed in the sanctuary.

Guests: No guests for this hike. All hikers must be members of WHMG.

Important Note: Be certain to check this webpage and your email prior to the hike for any last-minute changes or cancellations.

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  • Debbie

    Superb! No better way to kick-start the New Year.
    Thanks Peter for all that you do. And to Joe S for terrific pix-especially the pileated woodpecker and he duck

    January 1, 2013

  • Katie P.

    Good fun all! Thanks for the good company!

    January 1, 2013

  • Ellen

    Excellent hike! Thanks, Peter. Happy New Year to All!

    January 1, 2013

  • Joe S.

    Great group and hike leader. Thanks Peter. All the best for the New Year.

    January 1, 2013

  • Chris B

    Thanks Peter. That was a very nice way to start the New Year. (Wait, is next week the New Year? I forget.)

    1 · January 1, 2013

  • Ana


    January 1, 2013

  • Rebecca

    A five star hike led by a five star leader! Thank you Peter.

    January 1, 2013

  • Ed

    Thank you Peter for a nice hike with a great group of people. Great way to start the new year.

    January 1, 2013

  • Karen

    Had a beautiful hike for 3 hours alone with God in nature. Thank you for the motivation. Sorry that arthritis pain keeps me slow getting going in the a.m... Wld love to do this with anyone who wants to hike relatively slowly. Happy healthy new year.

    January 1, 2013

  • Mari

    Sorry I missed it! I need to get a new pair of hiking boots. Eyeing Salomon's Women's XA Pro 3D Mid 2 GTX Hiking Shoe. Does anyone have a good recomendation of where to shop? Thanks!

    January 1, 2013

  • tahsinmujib

    Is there anyone who will go from ossining?

    December 31, 2012

  • Seamas

    i can finally wear the hat in my profile pic ;)

    December 31, 2012

    • Fiona


      December 31, 2012

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