1609 Old Orchard Street. Westchester County, Hudson Valley Region
, New York
Hours: Park open dawn to dusk. Nature Lodge and front gate are open Wednesday-Sunday. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cranberry Lake Preserve
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
dozens of miles of trails, including a loop around the lake, and others
that traverse the predominantly northern oak-hickory forest. The
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.
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.
Cranberry Lake Preserve is a designated Biodiversity Reserve Area.
Please keep this park a special place for wildlife by observing the
Take nothing but photos - all plants, animals and minerals are protected.
Dogs are not permitted.
Bicycles are not allowed on any of the trails- we recommend Graham Hills park.
Fishing is prohibited- we recommend Kensico Reservoir and Wampus Pond.
Stay on designated hiking trails.
Carry out what you carry in.
If you see areas in the preserve that need maintenance, please report them to the nature center.