Oscawana Island Nature Preserve, Crugers, Cortlandt
Westchester County purchased the land in 1958 and currently has an intermunicipal agreement with the Town of Cortlandt who uses and operates the property for municipal recreational purposes. Oscawana Island lies along the Hudson River and the river should be scanned for Bald Eagles in winter. The park also has tidal marshlands frequented by Least Bitterm. and a newly grown forest that contains a river flowing through the mid-northern section.
Directions: Take Route 9 to the Montrose/ Bucannan exit. Furnace Dock Road is just south of the exit on Route 9A. Take Furnace Dock Road 1.1 miles to the parking area. Listen for Least bittern near the parking area. A trail leads to the island. The main trail leads over the railroad tracks to the Hudson River.
For more information on the park check out Westchester County Park's Web Site
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