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Home Green For a Shoreline Walk, Try Edith Read Sanctuary

For a Shoreline Walk, Try Edith Read Sanctuary

DSC07436 (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.

5 COMMENTS

  1. What a great place. I was there about two weeks ago.
    For the first time, I followed the trails that lead to the far end of Playland Lake near Manursing Way.
    I even saw a turkey.
    Very enjoyable.

  2. Visitors to this park may want to do this sooner rather than later. Next year, The Westchester County Parks Commission is going to allow park visitors the use of the beach east of the amusement rides, so the beach will be less pristine and more travelled next summer. Expect more “flotsam and jetsam” (aka trash).

  3. If the unrelenting Edith Read were alive today she would
    be appalled by the way Mayor Otis, Mr. Plunkett, and
    the Rye city council have been handling Bob Schubert and his wetland catastrophe.

    “To follow in Edith Read’s footsteps is to recognize environmental issues even when others negate their existence, to confront polluters beyond the scope of lagging laws and regulations, and to advance environmental efforts despite concentrated resistance and widespread apathy. This, I think, is Edith Read’s true legacy, and one that is entirely accessible and should be wholly attainable by all.” Alex Gertner

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