Trailside Nature Museum
4700 acres of rolling countryside, Westchester county’s largest park. Great for hiking/walking, birding, cross-country skiing, the extremely varied terrain ranges from deep hollows to ridges that rise up more than 800 feet. The Museum presents permanent and seasonal exhibits that focus on aspects of the natural world and the human history of Ward Pound Ridge Reservation and the surrounding area. Specimens of birds, mammals, plants, insects, and minerals are also on display.
Trailside Nature Museum & Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Routes 35 & 121, Cross River, NY (914-864-7323)
New England Maple Museum
The New England Maple Museum reveals the mysteries of the maple tree and the sugar it produces. Groups will take a trip through a 200-year history of sugaring, beginning with the Native American discovery of sweet syrup.4578 U.S. 7, Pittsford, VT 05763. Rutland County. Tel: 802-483-9414. Cost: Fee.