VE Macy Park and Woodlands Lake:
Ardsley, NY

VE Macy Park is a 172 acre park divided into three sections. The first area has a large field with picnic tables, a playground, a baseball field and a large gazebo with picnic tables. The second area is the Woodlands Lake Area. The lake is great for fishing and has benches and picnic table’s right there. The third area is the Great Hunger Memorial, which is accessed through the Woodlands Lake entrance. The memorial has a sculpture dedicated to the Irish people who came to Westchester in the 1840s to escape poverty and famine.

When I went to visit the park, I didn’t realize there was a separate entrance to the lake. The entrance to the lake is across the highway, it isn’t walkable. When I asked people there about the Lake, no one knew what I was talking about. When I got home I researched it some more and realized that the lake is at a completely different part of the Saw Mill River Drive and I needed to put in Woodlands Lake into my navigation system, as opposed to VE Macy Park. I went back another day to the lake. Although the lake has a city feel, not very natural, we still enjoyed our visit to the lake and to the park.

 

Posted: July 9, 2018

Address:

Saw Mill River Rd.

Ardsley, NY 10502

 

Phone Number:

(914) 946-8133

 

Hours: 9 a.m. to dusk, year-round

 

Price: free

 

Approximate Distance from:   

Brooklyn Bridge: 45 minutes

Lakewood: 1 hour, 35 minutes

Monsey: 30 minutes

                                                    

Website:  http://parks.westchestergov.com/v-e-macy-park



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