Cranberry Lake Preserve E-BIRD CHECK LIST E-BIRD MAP GOOGLE MAP
Cranberry Lake is part of the Westchester County Parks system. It has a nature center, interesting trails, bird feeders in the winter, pond, wetlands, and an old quarry.
In the fall, some hawk-watching can be done atop the old quarry.
Good in spring migration. Be alert for Virginia Rail in April and May on the board walk in the South Pond. Trails can be very muddy in spring.
Breeding birds include Green Heron, Belted Kingfisher, Pileated Woodpecker, Yellow-throated and Red-eyed Vireos, Wood Thrush, Veery and Ovenbird.
Bird Checklist and Trail Map (also found below) available at the Nature Lodge
From NY Route 22, turn onto Old Orchard Street 0.8 mile north of Kensico Dam or 2 miles south of the intersection of NY Routes 22 and 120. Entrance sign is on Old Orchard Street, 100 feet from NY Route 22. Take the entrance road all the way to the nature center for parking areas.
NY 22 can be reached from the northern terminus of the Bronx River Parkway or Route 287, Cross Westchester Expressway.
For more information on the park check out Westchester County Park's Web Site
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