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DescriptionThe 4,315-acre park makes Ward Pound Ridge Reservation the countys largest park. With its varied terrain and landscapes and miles of wooded trails, the park provides a variety of activities in all seasons. There are areas for picnicking, lean-to camping, fishing and cross-country skiing.
Originally part of Cortlandt Manor, the reservation was settled by farmers from Connecticut. The name Pound Ridge is credited to the Indians who originally lived in the area. They had a local pound in which they kept game on the hoof until they needed it for food. The Indians built an enclosure of saplings driven into the ground and drove their game into the pound. The name was spelled Poundridge until 1938, when the county bought the property and added the Ward to honor William Lukens Ward, Westchesters Republican county leader from 1896 to 1933.
The park features several different zones of bouldering, Spy Rock, Raven Rocks, and Leatherman's Cave. The area was developed by the likes of Josh and Bret Lowell, Aaron Back, John Kootz, and others.
Classic Climbing Routes at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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