Top 10 Things To Do In The Quaint Town Of Mamaroneck, New York - Updated 2022

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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. Bullseye Glass Resource Center New York

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If you’re looking for a great souvenir to commemorate your trip to Mamaroneck, check out Bullseye Glass Resource Center New York. This art dealer in New York specializes in everything that’s related to glass. Its inventory is filled with a variety of different glass products including sheet glass, frit, powder, rod, stringer, plus kilns, tools, and many more.

It doesn’t end there as any visitor who’s interested to learn how to make some glass items can avail of the shop’s classes where qualified instructors can teach you about glass fusing, kiln casting, torchworking, and coldworking.

Bullseye Glass Resource Center New York

Address: 115 Hoyt Ave, Mamaroneck, NY 10543, United States

Website: Bullseye Glass Resource Center New York

Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 10am - 6pm; Sat: 10am - 5pm (closed on Sun & Mon)

2. Hommocks Conservation Area

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Hommocks Conservation Area is a 10.6-acre (4.2-hectare) parcel of land composed of a wonderful mix of woodland, salt marsh, and meadow areas. Located just past Hommocks Middle School soccer fields, this conservation area is a great place to sit back and take a rest while taking in the wonderful sights and sounds of nature.

And if that’s not enough, there are 3.6 acres (1.4 hectares) of tidal wetlands that offer even more wonderful views as well as the refreshing breeze of the ocean.

Hommocks Conservation Area

Address: Mamaroneck, NY 10543

3. Mamaroneck Diner & Pizza Restaurant

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

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Posted by Mamaroneck Diner on Friday, October 30, 2020

Mamaroneck Diner & Pizza Restaurant describes itself as a “basic round-the-clock diner” that boasts a large, all-day breakfast menu that includes pizzas. Speaking of the menu, some of the dishes that customers will find in this fine restaurant are stuffed sweet potatoes, sweet chili chicken tenders, potato wedges, caesar salad, buffalo chicken salad, chicken fajita wrap, beef fajita wrap, Philly cheesesteak panini, and New York Strip steak.

As for food quality, the diner does not disappoint as the food is guaranteed to be delicious and with the diner’s great ambiance, customers are guaranteed a great dining experience.

Mamaroneck Diner & Pizza Restaurant

Address: 405 E Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck, NY 10543, United States

Website: Mamaroneck Diner & Pizza Restaurant

Opening hours: 6am - 10:30pm (daily)

4. Harbor Island Park

Posted by Hillary Short on Monday, 17 July 2017

Posted by Hillary Short on Monday, 17 July 2017

Posted by Ross Nicholas on Monday, 26 June 2017

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

5. Otter Creek

Fall

Posted by Dana Stetson on Saturday, 5 November 2016

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.

Otter Creek

Address: Mamaroneck, NY 10543, USA

Website: Otter Creek

6. 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

7. Emelin Theatre

Posted by Emelin Theatre on Tuesday, 18 July 2017

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

8. The 1816 Schoolhouse

Posted by Larchmont & Mamaroneck, Pictures & Memories on Wednesday, 2 September 2015

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

9. Florence Park

Posted by Playgrounds in Westchester on Monday, 6 July 2015

Posted by Playgrounds in Westchester on Monday, 6 July 2015

Posted by Playgrounds in Westchester on Monday, 6 July 2015

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.

Florence Park

Address: 300 Florence St, Mamaroneck, NY 10543, USA

10. 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.

Sedona Taphouse

Address: 640 E Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck, NY 10543, USA

Website: Sedona Taphouse

Enjoy the quaintness of Mamaroneck

Pristine harbor view in Mamaroneck, NY
Source: Photo by user 'Nino" Eugene La Pia used under CC BY 2.0

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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