Cranberry Lake Preserve is a 190-acre park operated by the Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation. Since 1967, the park has been a safe haven for animals and plants, including migratory birds, turtles, and dragonflies. Within the preserve are a variety of habitats including a four-acre lake, cliffs and scrubland, mixed hardwood forest, vernal pools, and a swamp. Visitors can learn about the area's past by following the History Trail to the remains of a 19th-century farmhouse and early 20th-century stone-mining operation.
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 following rules:
Take nothing but photos -all plants, animals and minerals are protected.
Dogs are not permitted - we recommend Silver Lake Preserve.
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.
Report any violation of these rules.
Admission and fees: County park pass is not required for admission. No parking fees.
Park hours: Park open dawn to dusk. Nature Center summer hours (July & August): Monday-Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am to 6pm.
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