Indian Hill Park

located just east of Indian Hill Road, Bedford, Westchester County, New York

108 acres

From the center of Bedford Village (intersection of Routes 22 and 172) take Route 172 (Pound Ridge Road) east; turn left onto Indian Hill Road. The road bears/turns left; don't exactly where the entrance is; should be on the right hand side of the road after passing Cliffield Road.


The park borders on the Stone Hill River and encompasses much of Pitch Swamp.


walking trails and nature study

To ensure that all of Pitch Swamp is preserved, the park should be expanded to include the entire wetland

5/20/04.  Could not find the park.  I did stop at a pull-off in front of a chain gate next to the house #93 and walked a bit to see if this was the place, but did not know for sure if this was the area. 

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney
* = date plants found in bloom, 5/20/04

Acer rubrum (red maple)
Acer saccharum (sugar maple)
Carya ovata (shagbark hickory)
Carya tomentosa (mockernut hickory)
Fraxinus americana (white ash)
Pinus strobus (white pine)
Prunus serotina (black cherry) *
Pyrus sp. (crab apple)
Quercus rubra (red oak)
Quercus velutina (black oak)
Taxus sp. (yew) planted

Shrubs and sub-shrubs:
Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)
Elaeagnus umbellata (autumn olive) *
Euonymus alatus (winged euonymus) *
Gaylussacia baccata (black huckleberry) *
Kalmia latilfolia (mountain laurel)
Myrica pensylvanica (bayberry)
Rhodotypos scandens (jetbead) *
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Rubus phoenicolasius (wineberry)

Celastrus orbiculatus (Asiatic bittersweet) *
Vinca minor (periwinkle) *
Vitis sp. (grape)

Achillea millefolium (yarrow)
Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard) *
Apocynum cannabinum (Indian hemp)
Artemisia vulgaris (common mugwort)
Euphorbia esula (leafy spurge) *
Galium aparine (cleavers)
Geranium maculatum (wild geranium) *
Impatiens capensis (orange jewelweed)
Oxalis sp. (yellow wood sorrel)
Polygonum virginianum (jumpseed)
Potentilla simplex (common cinquefoil) *
Viola sp. (violet) *

Anthoxanthum odoratum (sweet vernal grass)
Dactylis glomerata (orchard grass)
Microstegium vimineum (Japanese stilt grass)