Glen Island Park
Glen Island Park is an one hundred acre park located in Westchester County; it is on an island located in Long Island Sound. It is also next to New Rochelle and Mount Vernon, New York. This park is a public park and is operated by Westchester government. While there are small fees to access the park; residents can buy park passes annually.
Bought in 1879 by a former United States Congressman, John Starin, it was a part of four other islands that became one of the first theme parks in America. It was a summer resort for nearby city residents and once featured a castle, beer garden, zoo, natural history museum and a bathing beach. Visitors were able to move about the islands by either steamship or ferries.
In 1923, Westchester county acquired the park and turned it into a public recreational park. Today visitors can enjoy it's many outdoor activities. There are campsites with fire pits in which campers can bring their boats for fishing. Hiking trails, picnic areas, 18 hole mininature golf course and play area for children are a great way to pass the day away. For those wanting to cool off during the hot summer months; they can use the beach or the pool. Water sports are abundant here; canoeing, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing and boating are all allowed at Glen Island Park. History buffs will enjoy looking at the remaining structures that stand from the 1800s.
Glen Island Park is located near the New England Thruway and can be also reached by Pelham Road or Weyman Avenue. Vistors can reach it by bridge or boat.
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