(PHOTO: Edith Read Sanctuary, November 9, 2009) If you are looking for a terrific and easily accessible shoreline walk, try Rye's own Edith Read Sanctuary. Tucked behind Playland Park, the sanctuaryis administered by the Westchester County Parks conservation division.
There are three miles of trails and a half mile of accessible shoreline. If you walk the shoreline and feel like giving something back, bring a bag and pick-up some of the flotsam and jetsam that washes ashore. See this Westchester County video on the restoration of the dunes at Edith Read (from 2:00 minute mark to 8:30) and the restoration of the meadow at Edith Read (from 13:25 minutes to 19:20) that was used for many years as the plant nursery for Playland.
See MyRye.com's photo album of the Edith Read shoreline. To reach Edith Read, drive to Playland Park. Drive to the back (way back) right side of the parking lot and follow the signs.