Muscoot Farm, Somers E-BIRD CHECK LIST E-BIRD MAP GOOGLE MAP
Has recently become a more common place to bird. The park's many fields make it a great butterfly place. Spring and summer are best with a host of breeding birds all found without a lot of hiking. The path by the pastures have breeding Eastern Bluebird, Field Sparrow, Prairie Warbler and Indigo Bunting. When it disappears into the woods, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Scarlet Tanager, Wood Thrush, Eastern Wood-pewee and Ovenbird. The marsh bordering the pond can hold Wood Duck.
Muscoot Farm on Route 100 in Somers is part of the Westchester County Parks system and offers a living history farm program as well as open field habitats, red maple swamp and deciduous woodlands.
"Muscoot" in the local Indian language means "something swampy". The wood "muscoot" was used for the Muscoot River and the Hopkins Farm was known as the Muscoot Farm on the Muscoot River. The Hopkins family owned Hopkins, or Muscoot, Farm for three generations. They were gentleman farmers and used the farm as their summer estate. The family progenitor, Ferdinand T. Hopkins had made his fortune as the developer of "Mother Sill's Seasick Remedy".
Interstate 684 to exit 6 (Katonah/Cross River). West on Route 35 to Route 100. Turn left onto Route 100. Proceed 1 mile to Farm entrance on right.
For more information on the park check out Westchester County Park's Web Site
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