Category Archives: Westchester County

Pitstop at Ardsley Travel Plaza Popeye’s Pinball Machine, NY

Heading north on the Thruway (I-87) in New York I took an unsuspecting pitstop at the Ardsley Travel Plaza. Inside I saw the little arcade corner on the second floor had a shiny pinball machine. A Popeye pinball machine – … Continue reading

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Hike Blue Mountain Reservation in Peekskill, NY

Upon entering the park, pick up a map at the tollhouse. It is very useful as there are many trails in the preserve. Take the fork to the left and park at the end of the line. From there pick … Continue reading

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Pepsi’s Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Gardens, Purchase NY

Every spring there were rumors. Spring turned to summer. Summer to fall, winter, and back around the sun again. I had been waiting for years, but it finally happened! May of 2017, the Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Gardens [700 Anderson … Continue reading

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Westchester Hike: Eugene and Agnes Meyer Preserve

Want to see an Eastern box turtle crossing the road? Get yourself to Eugene and Agnes Meyer Preserve in North Castle [and New Castle!], Westchester, I promise you’ll see a whole lot more as well. [Directions from Nature.org: I-684 to … Continue reading

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Neuberger Museum of Art

Bold African sculptures and textiles downstairs, and eclectic paintings and sculptures upstairs; if you’re living around Westchester, New York you must get yourself to the Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase [735 Anderson Hill Road Purchase, NY 10577-1400 Follow the … Continue reading

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Westchester Hikes: Mianus River Gorge

Northern Westchester holds some truly beautiful nature, and it is oh so lovely to walk along the Mianus River with the arrival of spring. A drive into Bedford will expose some gorgeous homes and a popular preserve with the locals: … Continue reading

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Westchester Hike: Arthur W. Butler Memorial Sanctuary

A few weeks back while downstate visiting my family I took a drive to Mt. Kisco, a town in northern Westchester that houses a fantastic preserve. The Arthur W. Butler Memorial Sanctuary [From I-684 to exit 4 (Route 172) west … Continue reading

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