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Westchester County Parks gear up for sugaring events

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The Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Conservation has geared up for an exciting series of family-friendly maple sugaring events that will unfold across the county until March.

The winter festivities include a diverse array of activities, ranging from informative sessions to hands-on tree tapping and delectable tastings.

Locations hosting these sugaring events include the scenic Lenoir Preserve in Yonkers, the charming Muscoot Farm in Katonah, and the educational Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Cross River.

Emphasizing the educational aspect, Westchester County Executive George Latimer remarked, “The Westchester County Parks’ Conservation Division comprises professionals who are leaders in the environmental field. These events will not only be fun for families but also provide a valuable educational opportunity.”

Commissioner Kathy O’Connor of the Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Conservation added, “Our winter schedule is just as busy as our summer schedule. I encourage families to participate in our sugaring events to discover a different side of parks.”

Given the popularity of some events, pre-registration is recommended as spaces tend to fill up quickly. Interested individuals can view the list of events and secure their spot today.

Here are the venues for these delightful events: Lenoir Preserve at 19 Dudley Street in Yonkers, Muscoot Farm at 51 Route 100 in Katonah, and Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation (junction of Routes 35 and 121 South) in Cross River.

Parking is free at Lenoir Preserve and Muscoot Farm, while Trailside Nature Museum charges a parking fee of $5 with a Park Pass and $10 without.

Situated in the heart of the historic Hudson Valley, Westchester County covers 500 square miles and boasts a population of just over one million. Once home to Native Americans of the Lenape tribe, the county is now a vibrant mix of diverse cultures and landscapes, including bustling cities, quaint villages, picturesque towns, and a network of beautiful parks.

Westchester County is recognized for its top-notch public schools, high quality of life, and diverse communities. It serves as an intellectual capital with a highly educated workforce, competitive colleges and universities, Fortune 500 companies, world-changing non-profits, and cutting-edge research centers. Under the leadership of County Executive George Latimer, Westchester aims to be an inclusive destination for people to live, work, and enjoy.

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