Lenoir Preserve


Lenoir Preserve is a 40-acre nature preserve comprising woodlands and field habitats. It is adjacent to the Old Croton Aqueduct on slopes overlooking the Hudson River, providing spectacular views.

The property was formerly home to two Hudson River estates and boasts a number of unusual specimen trees and shrubs imported from around the world. Among them are some magnificent copper beeches from Europe, gingko trees from Asia and Douglas firs from the Pacific Northwest. These imports join native sugar maples, red oaks, hemlocks, pines and tulip trees in providing shelter for many kinds of wildlife including woodpeckers, owls and bats.

Lenoir Website

Note Green dotted line at left of frame is the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

Current or upcoming events at this location

Saturday, July 13, 2024 - 10:00am
Walk Leader: 
Sara Kelsey
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Meet at the Lenoir Nature Preserve, 19 Dudley St., Yonkers at the Nature Center (up the hill from the parking lot). Enjoy Hudson River views and while exploring the Preserve and the Gardens and walking the Aqueduct between them. Easy 4-hour loop walk.

Walk may be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate. Required: preregistration.

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View through the tunnel at Lenoir
The tunnel at Lenoir

On this joint walk with the Lenoir Nature Preserve’s Curator, Sara Cavanaugh, along the Old Croton Aqueduct met at the Lenoir Nature Preserve, 19 Dudley St., Yonkers, and enjoyed an easy 6-mile loop walk along the Aqueduct Trail, with time spent in the Preserve and on the Trail, exploring history and nature.