Today, Cranberry Lake Preserve is part of the Westchester County park system.
Cranberry Lake Preserve is a 190-acre park operated by the Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation. Since 1967, the park has been a safe haven for animals and plants, including migratory birds, turtles, and dragonflies. Within the preserve are a variety of habitats including a four-acre lake, cliffs and scrubland, mixed hardwood forest, vernal pools, and a swamp.
In its past, the area of Cranberry Lake Preserve was a bustling quarry, supplying stone to build the Kensico Dam which was completed in 1915.
View virtual tour, "Linking the Past with the Present: A historical walk through Cranberry Lake Preserve, its ties to the building of the Kensico Dam, and the importance of belonging to Kensico’s watershed"
Visit the Westchester County Parks website for Preserve hours, amenities, and restrictions.