Westchester to Suit Every Interest

Playland Amusement Park, Rye

In its December 2012 issue, Westchester Magazine presented a feature entitled “Westchester to Suit Every Interest” – six weekend itineraries from Friday night to Sunday night. Activities, events, sites, and tours are are included for outdoor adventurers, families, foodies, art lovers, and intellectuals. There is also an itinerary for the history buff, for which the magazine asked me to compile.

Brandreth Pill Factory, Ossining

My list actually touches on all of the categories above. Although I included some of the county’s most obvious historically-significant sites (some of which are seasonally open to the public and some of which may only be viewed via a self-guided driving tour), I also chose off-the-beaten-path places to explore and unique establishments to find food, drink and fun. I’ve also thrown in mention of some ruins too! Having been a long-time resident of the river-side of Westchester, my list leans heavily to that area I know best. (But I have recently begun to explore some other parts of the county previously off my chart!)

Armour-Stiner (Octagon) House, irvington

The list can be viewed online at http://www.westchestermagazine.com//Westchester-Magazine/December-2012/Activities-in-Westchester-County-for-Every-Interest/ or in print in the December 2012 issue which is on newsstands now.

Tarrytown Delicatessen, Bridge Plaza Shopping Center, Tarrytown

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One Response to Westchester to Suit Every Interest

  1. Mike M says:

    Just saw your website for the first time. Spent two weeks at Fort Slocum with the NY National Guard in the summer of 1960, We were a NIKE-based unit there for training. Wonderful brick barracks.
    The USO sent out entertainment from Manhattan to entertain us as we were an island, just like Guam.!
    Great memories of the ferry boat, NIKE missiles set up near the beach for training and endless instructional sessions. It would have made a magnificent university or place for bio-medical schooling, etc.
    I was crossing the Throgs Neck bridge one evening many many years later and saw the smoke and bits of the great fire that consumed a lot of the buildings
    Love your website. What a shame so many buildings with great heritage are going to ruin when we need to retrofit them and reuse their bones for a greater nation.

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