Hiking Trails

Enjoy an oasis of nature and a nostalgic shop with a unique Westchester twist


Nothing compares to the sights and sounds of nature, especially the Cranberry Lake Preserve in the North White Plains on a road trip: close to home.

There are 10 miles of trails all up to you to explore. Some visitors even call it a hidden gem in Westchester County.

“It’s a 197 acre nature reserve, home to a glacial lake, fantastic wildlife, hiking trails and very interesting history… It’s just beautiful and pristine, it’s like a secret paradise,” explains Taro Ietaka, of Westchester County Parks.

Take your hike to new heights at The Cascade where magnificent views await your eyes.

And a little further down is The Stone Chamber, and yes, it’s as mysterious as it sounds. No one knows how the stone cave came into being in the middle of the desert.

The next stop on this White Plains road trip is a nostalgic store with a unique take.

Girl AGain sells donated and lightly used American Girl Dolls, clothing, toys and books. “The idea of ​​the store is to have a safe place for women with autism and related learning disabilities so that they can develop professional skills,” says Claudia Castaneda, of Girl Again, Yes She Can Inc. .