Hudson River Audubon Society of Westchester
A New York Chapter of the National Audubon Society
Serving the communities of Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry,
Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington and Yonkers

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Hillside Woods / Children's Village, Hastings-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry


Great natural woods for breeding and migrating birds, lots of Scarlet Tanager, and Rose-breasted Grosbeak. Reliable place for Pileated Woodpeckers in Southern Westchester. Good spring migration, has yielded Gray-cheeked and Bicknell's Thrush.

1. Take Saw Mill River Parkway. To exit 12, Farragut Parkway.
2. Take Farragut Parkway one mile and turn right onto Mount Hope Blvd. (just before the high school.)
3. Mount Hope Blvd will bend right then sharply left up a hill and then sharply right. At this sharp right turn up the hill go straight onto Valley place.
4. Valley Place will turn left. Make the first right into the park, past the pool to the tennis court parking lot. Trail starts to the right of the courts.

An alternate entrance is to continue on Mt. Hope Boulevard to Lefurgy Ave and turn left. At the school entrance turn right onto Edgewood Ave. At the next street on the right there is a path leading into the woods on the left. Make sure to park legally. (make U-turn and park next to path) If you can't find this path, walk (or drive) down to Lefurgy, turn right along the road toward the school and take the first dirt path on the right.

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