WAMPUS POND PARK

Armonk, Towns of New Castle/North Castle, Westchester County, NY; Route 128

Acres: 102


Directions:

US 684 north to exit 3 for Route 22 south. Left turn onto Route 22 south and then a right turn onto Rt 128 (Main Street in Armonk). Head north past School Street. 1.5 miles north of School Street, the entrance to park is on west (left) side of road (at mile marker 10 24).


Date Acquired: 1963


Background:

The pond was named after the Indian from whom Caleb Heathcote bought the land in 1696. Wampus means "opossum". Facilities: Boating, fishing, picnicking. Fees: Weekend rentals of boats:

- Hourly $5.00

- Daily 25.00

(914)273-3230

You can picnic in a small white pine grove by th side of the lake.


Trails:

This is primarily a boating place. There does not appear to be any substantial trails.


PLANT LIST:

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney


Trees:
Acer rubrum (red maple) 4/15/99
Acer saccharum (sugar maple)
Carya ovata (shagbark hickory)
Carya tomentosa (mockernut hickory)
Cornus florida (flowering dogwood)
Juglans nigra (black walnut)
Liquidambar styraciflua (sweetgum)
Morus alba (white mulberry)
Picea abies (Norway spruce)
Pinus strobus (white pine)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Quercus alba (white oak)
Quercus rubra (red oak)
Sassafras albidum (sassafras)
Tilia americana (American basswood)
Ulmus americana (American elm)

Shrubs:
Alnus sp. (alder)
Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)
Cephalanthus occidentalis (buttonbush)
Clethra alnifolia (sweet pepperbush)
Cornus amomum (swamp dogwood)
Fraxinus americana (white ash)
Lindera benzoin (spicebush)
Lonicera morrowii (Morrow's honeysuckle)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Rosa palustris (swamp rose) 7/09/01
Rubus phoenicolasius (wineberry)
Salix discolor (pussy willow) 4/15/99
Sambucus canadensis (common elderberry) 7/09/01 soon
Viburnum dentatum (arrowwood viburnum)

Vines:
Calystegia sepium (hedge bindweed)
Celastrus orbiculatus (Asiatic bittersweet)
Humulus lupulus (common hops)
Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle)
Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)
Smilax rotundifolia (round-leaved greenbrier)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)

Herbs:
Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)
Allium vineale (field garlic)
Arisaema triphyllum (jack in the pulpit)
Aster divaricatus (white wood aster)
Boehmeria cylindrica (false nettle)
Chenopodium album (pigweed)
Erigeron annuus (daisy fleabane) 7/09/01
Glechoma hederacea (gill over the ground) 4/15/99
Geum canadense (white avens) 7/09/01
Hieracium sp. (hawkweed)
Impatiens capensis (orange jewelweed) 7/09/01
Lysimachia nummularia (moneywort)
Lythrum salicaria (purple loosestrife)
Maianthemum canadense (Canada mayflower)
Myriophyllum sp. (water milfoil)
Nuphar variegata (spatterdock) 7/09/01
Nymphaea odorata (fragrant white water lily) 7/09/01
Oxalis sp. (yellow wood sorrel) 7/09/01
Plantago lanceolata (English plantain) 7/09/01
Polygonum cespitosum (cespitose smartweed) 7/09/01
Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)
Potamogeton crispus (crisp-leaved pondweed)
Potentilla simplex (common cinquefoil)
Ranunculus acris (tall buttercup)
Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima (black-eyed Susan) 7/09/01
Rumex obtusifolius broad-leaved dock)
Symplocarpus foetidus (skunk cabbage)
Triadenum virginiana (marsh St. Johnswort)
Trifolium repens (white clover) 7/09/01
Veronica officinalis (common speedwell)

Rush and Sedges:
Carex lurida (sedge)
Juncus tenuis (path rush)

Grasses:
Phragmites australis (giant reed grass)

Ferns:
Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)
Osmunda regalis (royal fern)