Bundle up and head to the ‘burbs for a festive activity.
Don’t let the cold keep you inside. The Westchester suburbs are filled with some of the best outdoor ice rinks around. Bundle up and check out these local spots, open now.
#1. Twin Lakes Park (Bronxville/New Rochelle)
Westchester equestrian lovers might be familiar with this park for its horseback riding trails, but during the winter it’s also a great place for skating. Bring your own skates and check the conditions before getting on the ice. This peaceful spot is a great alternative to some of the more well-known rinks in the area.
#2. Wampus Pond Park (Armonk)
Wampus Pond offers year-round fun for Armonk locals. During the warmer months, you can head here for a relaxed day of boating. But once the water freezes over, this becomes the place for ice skating and ice fishing.
If you want to keep exploring the town, take a stroll along Main Street. You’ll pass a few places to grab a coffee or hot chocolate, including Tazza Cafe and Bluestone Lane (which city families might recognize).
#3. V.E. Macy Park (Ardsley)
When the temperature drops, Ardsley locals head to the frozen lake at V.E. Macy Park for skating fun. If this town is on your list, be sure to bring your skates on your suburbs search. While you’re skating, just imagine the family picnics you could have in this park during the summer months.
Looking for a post-skating brunch? Check out The Shop Ardsley for bagels, egg sandwiches, French toast and more.
#4. Veterans Memorial Park (Ossining)
Ossining’s outdoor rink is the perfect place to spend a winter afternoon. Join the locals on the ice, or pack hot chocolate in a thermos and chat with others hanging out by the rink. This is a great opportunity to get the inside scoop on the town.
If you need a refill on your hot cocoa, head to The Tasty Table. This cozy local cafe is also a nice lunch option if your crew starts to get hungry.
#5. Duck Pond Park & Kaplan’s Pond (Croton-on-Hudson)
Croton-on-Hudson residents have access to multiple ice skating spots in town. Both Kaplan’s Pond and Duck Pond Park are popular options during the winter season. Just be sure to check the ice before skating as the town doesn’t supervise these spots. Duck Pond Park also has a large playground which you might become familiar with if you move to town.
Keep exploring this ‘burb with a warm drink in hand. Visit the local favorite The Black Cow for its namesake drink made with espresso, steamed chocolate milk and whipped cream.
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