Yorktown Heights Offers Many Outdoor Activities for the Family
Visit the Yorktown Museum to Experience Early Life
Yorktown Heights is one of five business hamlets that comprise Yorktown: Mohegan Lake, Shrub Oak, Jefferson Valley, and Crompond. There are twelve distinct residential neighborhoods, each with its unique character and identity that add to the area's attraction. The area around Yorktown was first settled in 1683. Yorktown was incorporated in 1788, and there is some indication that military action took place in the area during the revolutionary war. The Business district of Yorktown Heights lies within Westchester County and is 45 miles from New York City.
At one time, there were five railway stations in Yorktown, including one in Yorktown Heights. This railway station was initially built-in 1877. The rail system, owned and operated by the New York, Westchester, and Putnam Railway, has been converted to a rail-trail, and the old station is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Yorktown Heights Station has been restored. It was used as a museum and the office of the local Chamber of Commerce. Currently, it is being used as a visitor center for the town and the area.
Interesting Activities in the Yorktown Heights Area
Residents and tourists visiting the area can enjoy many activities throughout the year in Yorktown Heights and the surrounding area. Farms are offering various products and tours, parks, and gardens to visit. Spend a relaxing day visiting one of the many preserves, trail ways, sports fields, swimming, and golf courses.
- Local farms in the area and their products include:
- Fable Farm – Fresh produce and fruit
- Faraway Farm Alpacas – Meet the Alpacas, purchase garments made from the Alpaca fleece
- Hemlock Hill Farm & Market – free-range, organic meats
- Hilltop Hanover Farm – observe a working farm and learn about environmental farming
- Stuarts Farm – Flowers, vegetables, and fruit in season
- The Meadows – Fresh Produce
- Thompsons Cider Mill – sweet & hard cider, pies, muffins, and apple wine
- White Oak Farm – maple syrup, sawmill, and woodworking shop
- Wilkens Fruit and Fir Farm – Christmas trees, pumpkins, apples, and an assortment of pies, jams, and preserves
There are also numerous parks for children and adults to enjoy. For example, Downing park offers bocce courts, tennis courts, ball fields, playgrounds, and cooking grills for outdoor barbeques. Another park, Franklin D Roosevelt Park, has a mammoth pool that can accommodate several thousand people. The Kitchawan Preserve offers over 6 miles of trails with great views of the surrounding hills and a link to the North County Trail way.
Several other preserves in the area also offer trails, scenic views, and views of the wetlands. These include the Turkey Mountain Preserve, Teatown Lake Reservation, and Sylvan Glen Park Preserve. The Sylvan Glen Preserve provides access to old granite quarries along original roads and allows access to several buildings constructed at the time. The quarries are no longer operated.
North County Trail Way
The trail way is 22.1 miles long, passing through Yorktown Heights. There is parking available at two locations within the heights, one near the town hall along Underhill Ave. The trail begins in the town of Mt Pleasant and connects to the South County Trail way. These interconnected trails provide ample opportunities for outdoor activities and cycling through many small villages in the area. There are maps available indicating trail directions and interconnections with other trail systems in the area.
Service Clubs Supporting the Community
Many service clubs support the local community of Yorktown Heights and the town of Yorktown. These clubs and organizations can be found on the Yorktown information websites. A few of the service clubs contributing to the area are:
- American Legion Post 1009
- Chamber of Commerce
- Elks Lodge
- Knights of Columbus
- Yorktown Historical society
- Yorktown Lions Club
- Yorktown Rotary Club
- Yorktown Small Business Association
- Yorktown Trail Town Committee
- Yorktown Museum
The Yorktown Museum is located at 1974 Commerce St. in Yorktown Heights. The museum is open three days a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. There are several permanent exhibits depicting life for inhabitants of the area pre and post-settlement. The exhibits include:
- Woodland Room – experience the lifestyle of the Mohegan Indians
- Arthur C Lee Room – learn about farming and how they used tools during the seasons
- Bob McKeand Room – enjoy railroading circa 1950
- Marjorie Johnson Room – miniatures depicting a Victorian house, furnished including a ghost
- Sylvia Thorne Rooms – depicting early Yorktown circa 1750 – 1850
- Doris and Cortland Auser Research Room – resource materials for help delving into the genealogy and local history
Remove Flood Waters Form Your Home Quickly in Yorktown Heights
Winter storms can deliver howling winds, rain, freezing rain, and lots of snow. Leaks may develop in your roof; snow loads can weaken the roof's structural integrity, causing further damage. Any of these situations can cause severe flooding inside your home. Significant leaks can affect all areas of the residence, your floors, inside walls, and the attic's insulation. Whether the entire house is impacted or just one area of the house, it is essential to remove flood waters and any debris quickly to mitigate the overall damage and avoid mold growth later.
SERVPRO can provide help to return your home to its original condition. We assess the situation and deploy the equipment and technicians as needed:
- Provide board up and repair to damaged doors, windows, and roof
- Deploy water extraction equipment to remove water from flooring, walls, and the attic
- Remove debris and damaged materials as needed
- Deployment of air movers and dehumidifiers to remove moisture and return humidity to normal levels
We tailor the flood damage restoration services to meet your flood situation and overall damage. We review all mitigation and restoration plans with our clients and their insurance company.
SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County provides flood damage services to Yorktown Heights residential and commercial business customers and the surrounding area. Call (914) 241-8100. We respond 24/7 to help with all your flood damage needs.