VE Macy Park is a 172 acre park divided into three sections. The first area has a large field with picnic tables, a playground, a baseball field and a large gazebo with picnic tables. The second area is the Woodlands Lake Area. The lake is great for fishing and has benches and picnic table’s right there. The third area is the Great Hunger Memorial, which is accessed through the Woodlands Lake entrance. The memorial has a sculpture dedicated to the Irish people who came to Westchester in the 1840s to escape poverty and famine.
When I went to visit the park, I didn’t realize there was a separate entrance to the lake. The entrance to the lake is across the highway, it isn’t walkable. When I asked people there about the Lake, no one knew what I was talking about. When I got home I researched it some more and realized that the lake is at a completely different part of the Saw Mill River Drive and I needed to put in Woodlands Lake into my navigation system, as opposed to VE Macy Park. I went back another day to the lake. Although the lake has a city feel, not very natural, we still enjoyed our visit to the lake and to the park.
Posted: July 9, 2018
Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices.
Saw Mill River Rd.
Ardsley, NY 10502
Hours: 9 a.m. to dusk, year-round
Approximate Distance from:
Brooklyn Bridge: 45 minutes
Lakewood: 1 hour, 35 minutes
Monsey: 30 minutes