One of the oldest towns of Westchester County, Mamaroneck is a quaint community with rich historical value and an irresistible old-world charm. As its Siwanoy meaning goes - the place where the sweet waters fall into the sea - this town is established at the mouth of a river and at the beginnings of a harbor, on Long Island south, just north of New York City, to be specific. The excellent location makes it an easy getaway from the madness of city life and to indulge in a relaxing holiday complete with vast stretches of greenery, quaint historic villages, waterfront bliss, and the warmth and openness that comes attached with small-town life.
Here are some of the interesting things you can do when in Mamaroneck.
1. Harbor Island Park
This beautiful waterfront park is a magnet for tourists and local families alike. Spanning over 44 acres (18 hectares), Harbor Island Park contains a small beach, an excellent playground, sports fields, and a boat launch. A lovely walking path, lined with cherry blossom trees, cuts through the park, offering incredible views of the harbor and several historic sites. With the business district located right next to it, this local hotspot sees a lot of office goers stopping by for a walk or meeting up with a friend, as well as families who regularly love to spend time here.
Harbor Island Park
Address: Harbor Island Park, Mamaroneck, NY 10543, USA
2. Otter Creek
We have gotten a few calls this week from visitors to Otter Creek Preserve letting us know that the birding has been...Posted by Westchester Land Trust on Wednesday, 6 July 2016
This regal beast has found a home at Otter Creek Preserve!Posted by Westchester Land Trust on Tuesday, 26 April 2016
The creek represents 10-15% of Westchester’s salt-water marshlands that are both scenic and productive. Blessed with abundant flora and fauna, these marshes are home to a wide variety of birds and wildlife, drawing ornithologists and photographers by the dozen, and thus depicting an accurate picture of the region’s natural heritage and ecosystems. Visit the beautiful marshes, which are especially gorgeous during fall, and take part in tree-planting and bird-watching activities or participate in their guided field walks - all of which are absolutely worth ditching the shopping malls for.
Address: Mamaroneck, NY 10543, USA
Website: Otter Creek
3. Sheldrake River Trails
Sheldrake River Trails This 23-acre woodland parcel, traversed by the east branch of the Sheldrake River, is the...Posted by Larchmont & Mamaroneck, Pictures & Memories on Wednesday, 12 April 2017
Town of Mamaroneck Neighbothood Tree Walk - 5/21, 2pm If you want a serene and relaxing experience, join in on the...Posted by Sheldrake Environmental Center on Friday, 20 May 2016
A conservation area for indigenous animals and plants, the Sheldrake River Trail is a 23-acre (9 hectare) woodland, cut across by the eastern part of the Sheldrake River. Wedged between Highland Avenue and Winged Foot Drive, the trails offer lovely woodsy walks through various ecosystems that thrive in this part of Mamaroneck. The locals often set off on what they call the neighborhood Tree Walk - something which is enjoyed by both the adrenaline junkies and the nature lovers.
Sheldrake River Trails
Address: Conservation Department: 740 West Boston Post Road, Second Floor, Room 207, Mamaroneck, NY 10543
Website: Area Map
4. Emelin Theatre
We're looking back at some of our favorite memories from this past season. Like when John Sebastian came by (11/5/16)Posted by Emelin Theatre on Friday, 9 June 2017
It was 50 years ago today! Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was released. We were lucky enough to have Brother...Posted by Emelin Theatre on Thursday, 1 June 2017
An impressive theater featuring world-class performances like theater, musicals, dance, and comedy, is not something you’d like to miss when in this town. The Emelin Theatre is a non-profit organization that brings the community together by showcasing the very best in performing arts. With an aim to promote cultural life in this small town, the theater puts together a wide array of acts that bring extraordinary talent to Westchester. Artists known to have performed on this stage include Savion Glover, Aimee Mann, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Dar Williams, to name a few. Look up this little gem in Mamaroneck and you might just get to witness a performance extraordinaire.
Emelin Theatre for the Performing Arts
Address: 153 Library Ln, Mamaroneck, NY 10543, USA
Website: Emelin Theatre
5. The 1816 Schoolhouse
Bill Fraser, Mamaroneck Historical Society, leading a class of Grade Three students at the 1816 Schoolhouse. I think he needs to put some more wood or coal in the stove!Posted by Mamaroneck History on Monday, 28 November 2016
Affectionately called “the little schoolhouse”, this is the town’s third school, built at Mamaroneck and Mount Pleasant avenues. But what jumps out at us is that the building has been remodeled, only to create a pre-Civil War environment for the children to study in. Run by the village historian Gloria Pritts, the school sees the kids cultivating their Colonial studies in a two-hour 1816-style class, which begins and ends by clangs of a bell. The charming single room has been restored with beautiful historical exhibits and pictures of the surrounding area and, as the schoolhouse sits right outside the lovely Harbor View Park, it calls for a perfect combined visit.
The 1816 Schoolhouse
Address: W Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck, NY 10543, USA
6. Florence Park
The beautiful green park, ensconced between Park and Keeler avenues, nurtures two tennis courts, jogging/walking tracks, two lighted full basketball courts, checker tables and benches, and a playground. The tree-lined space is literally like a breath of fresh air whether you’re taking an evening walk, having a picnic with your family, or watching your kids dabbling away. This wide open space, with its lovely natural surroundings, is definitely a place for fun, games, and relaxation.
Address: 300 Florence St, Mamaroneck, NY 10543, USA
7. Sedona Taphouse
Best Happy Hour Around. ALL 50 Draft Beers, House Wine $5, Handcrafted Martinis & Cocktails, Sliders, Tacos and Flatbreads just $6 Cheers to that🇺🇸🇺🇸🍻🍷🍸🇺🇸🇺🇸Posted by Sedona Taphouse Mamaroneck, NY on Tuesday, 31 January 2017
50 Craft Beers on Tap, Over 300 in Bottle, Diverse Wine List, Handcrafted Martinis & Cocktails and Incredible Food....Posted by Sedona Taphouse Mamaroneck, NY on Saturday, 8 July 2017
A craft beer destination for the community, Sedona Taphouse serves more than 50 tap beers and around 450 bottled ones. The Virginia-based joint has an enviable menu to go with the beer, like sides and entrees of flat breads, steaks, tacos, salads, and sliders. The warm but sophisticated environment constantly attracts a lot of footfall, wine lovers included. Run by veteran restaurateur Dennis Barbaro, the popular hub has replaced Harbor Steakhouse on Boston Post Road, and is definitely your go-to spot to beat the heat and for fun, lively (beer-filled) evenings.
Address: 640 E Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck, NY 10543, USA
Website: Sedona Taphouse
Enjoy the quaintness of Mamaroneck
Judging by all the cool and interesting things you can do here, Mamaroneck is a far cry from a boring, sleepy town, though the laid-back lifestyle does help to de-stress. Spend some sunshine-filled days enjoying the greenery, parks, creeks, and the rich history that comes inherently attached with this community. Being so close to the Big Apple, it makes commuting easy, giving you more time to enjoy the place itself instead of spending endless hours on the road. With lots of hotels and holiday rentals, the town caters to the needs of all kinds of travelers, making this a rather fetching holiday destination.
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