8 Things Every Adventurous Senior Needs to Do in the Greater Westchester County Area (at Least Once)

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No matter what your preferences or desires are, there’s always something to do in the Greater Westchester County area. From historical sites, gardens and festivals to shows, art and more, older adults can try new things, explore their passions and enjoy life each day.

“Our area is truly unique,” says Stephanie Fuda of Kendal on Hudson, the only true Lifecare community in Westchester County. “We not only have access to the beauty of nature and the arts, but we also have access to the city and a thriving downtown. The Greater Westchester area is full of history, fun and adventure and those who live within the community never have a shortage of new experiences. The area is bustling with the energy of spring and summer, and it’s the perfect time to visit and create your own adventure!”

Experience a Life Full of Adventure

Adventure is out there and it’s all waiting for you in the Greater Westchester area. At Kendal on Hudson, our residents truly enjoy exploring and taking advantage of everything the area has to offer.

According to Westchester Magazine, there are many activities that should be experienced at least once. Some of these include:

  1. Visit the Tarrytown Lighthouse. Whether you decide to go inside the lighthouse or simply see it from a distance, this memento of early marine history is sure to impress. With ecological exhibits inside, information on why it’s important to preserve our rivers and more, it’s a hidden gem!
  2. Catch a Broadway show. Broadway comes to you at the Westchester Broadway Theatre! The article states that “many of the actors hail from Broadway or touring companies; those who don’t – well, you can always brag that you saw them here before their big break on the Great White Way.”
  3. Bike the Bronx River Parkway. Enjoy a biped or bike ride throughout the Bronx River Parkway! Every Sunday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in May, June and September, cars are banned between Yonkers and White Plains. It’s the perfect time to get in some exercise, take in the views and complete the rite of passage that allows you to call yourself a Westchesterite!
  4.  Hike the Aqueduct Trail. According to the article, the Aqueduct Trail is the longest, narrowest and potentially prettiest public park in the state! From the trail you can see some of the top landmarks in the county such as the Octagon House, Lyndhurst, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Croton Dam Plaza and more.
  5. Ride the Dragon Coaster. Rye Playland is always a fun excursion! Enjoy the art deco designs, the boardwalk, delicious treats and, of course, the old rickety wooden Dragon Coaster!
  6. Visit the Roman Gardens. Whether you are desiring the views of the Hudson and the Palisades, are into the notorious serial killer Son of Sam or simply want to enjoy some free music, the Roman Gardens in Yonkers is sure to have whatever you want. Music doesn’t start until 7:30, but according to the article, many people set up picnics before showtime!
  7. Sled down Dead Man’s Hill in Eastchester. If you’re brave enough, enjoy a cool winter day either watching the children sled or join in on the action! The article states that “you haven’t had a real Westchester winter until you’ve slid your sled, saucer, tube, or toboggan down this bad boy after a snowfall!”
  8. Check Out the Cherry Blossoms. According to the article, Harbor Island in Mamaroneck has 150 Kwanzan Double Flower Pink cherry trees. This means you don’t have to drive all the way to Washington, DC or travel to Japan – unless you really want to!

These options are far from the only things to explore and do in the area, but it’s best to come find them for yourself! For more information about our beautiful area, or to discover some fun things for you to enjoy, contact us today to learn more at 914-922-1000.

Together, Transforming the Experience of Aging.®

Founded on Quaker principles and guided by our values and practices, Kendal on Hudson provides a vibrant, active and social senior lifestyle on our 25-acre campus next to the historic Hudson River. As the only Life Plan community in Westchester County, we offer four levels of service for our residents: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Support and Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Kendal on Hudson is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization led by a volunteer Board of Directors. Kendal on Hudson is an affiliate of The Kendal Corporation, a system of communities and services for older people based in Kennett Square, PA. We support diversity, inclusiveness, and independence and support the values and practices of Kendal by remaining focused on healthy aging. Located in Sleepy Hollow, New York, just 35 miles from New York City, we offer a vibrant lifestyle, cultural programs, continued learning and health care for life.

For more information, please call 914-922-1000.