Driving or walking tours of historic river towns, breathtaking vistas, and water activities followed by cool treats, Westchester is a great way to spend your August days.
Hit the Road
August is a perfect time to explore Westchester County’s river towns. Now there’s a new way to look deeper with free mobile audio tours. Whether you are walking, biking, or driving, these tours offer insights into the history, culture, and scenic beauty that make the Hudson River Towns an extraordinary place to visit.
Beat the heat on the waters of Westchester. Discover George’s Island Park. With magnificent Hudson Valley views and wooded trails linked to the Hudson River Greenway, the park provides river access for car-top or trailered boats up to 21 feet long, including kayaks, canoes and sailboats. Another option is Wampus Pond in Armonk, where you can launch a canoe or kayak.
No boat, no problem. To rent a kayak, visit Croton Point Park, Friday-Sunday. Check website for hours and more information. For the sailing novice, enjoy a captained sail on the scenic Hudson River with Croton Sailing or on Long Island Sound with Port Sailing School in New Rochelle offering boat rentals and charters.
It's Time To Dine in Westchester County, August 17 through 30, when over 100 restaurants will be offering specials and promotions for guests. Whether you prefer to dine in or take out, don't miss this two-week culinary event. A full list of restaurants and menus can be found here.
Satisfy your Sweet Tooth
Westchester County has long been known for its cool treats, starting with iconic soft-serve pioneer Tom Carvel’s ice-cream truck in 1929. Today there are dozens of shops – local gems and national chains alike – where you can indulge in many variations of this favorite food group: All-American ice cream dishes, Italian gelatos and ices, Mexican paletas, frozen yogurts, and more. Find one near you, or plan a journey around Westchester County in search of the perfect scoop.