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Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
Ward Pound Ridge Reservation is owned by Westchester County. A large portion of the 4700 acres is in Lewisboro. Some of the landscape is reminiscent of the 18th and 19th century farms from which it was assembled, but a large part is ancient wilderness. The biodiversity is broad and the topography diverse from deep hollows to rigdes 800 feet high. An extensive network consisting of 35 miles of trails for hiking and cross country skiing covers all parts of the park. Maps, available at the Trailside Museum, are essential and use of a compass is strongly recommended. Brown, rainbow and brook trout inhabit the Cross River and Waccabuc River which flow through the park. Camping is allowed by reservation. There are a few trails which can be easily accessed from the Lewisboro Town Park.
Level: easy to moderate
Directions: The entrance to the Reservation is on Route 121 just south of Route 35. There is a parking fee. The park can also be accessed from the Lewisboro Town Park trail and by foot /bicycle from Route 124 just north of Boutonville Road.