Hudson River Valley Sites and Resources
After your visit to the Jay Estate, explore other parks, historic sites and resources in the Hudson Valley. Find detailed itineraries at PathThroughHistory/ILoveNY, HudsonRiverValley, and WestchesterTowns to name a few!
Westchester County is particularly rich in diversity – click here for a guide to the African American Heritage Trail and 13 significant sites to see.
Dining in Rye - Try Whitby Castle!
Alexander Jackson Davis, the renowned architect of Lyndhurst, also designed the Gothic Revival home of William P. Chapman in 1852. Named Whitby Castle after Whitby Abbey in England, today it is open to the public for dining including lunch, dinner brunch or a glass of wine on the terrace. Check out the menu here
Popular dining options in the village of Rye include Aurora (Italian), Ruby’s Oyster Bar (Seafood) and Rosemary and Vine (Vegetarian). The Rye Chamber of Commerce has additional listings for restaurants and shopping.
Hike Neighboring Marshlands Conservancy
Marshlands Conservancy was part of the original 400 acre Jay Estate. In 1966, 120 acres of that landscape were donated by Zilph Devereux and a subsequent 17 acres donated by Fanny Wickes Parsons to Westchester County to create a wildlife sanctuary. It is a must see before or after a tour or program at the Jay Heritage Center. Hike down to the water and imagine the generations of people whose feet tread on the same path. Bring binoculars and look for woodcock, bluebirds and red tailed hawks.