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Patterson Town Hall
1142 Route 311
Patterson, NY 12563

- Town Parks and Preserves -

The William Clough Preserve

The William Clough Preserve was donated to the Town by The Nature Conservancy in 1973. This 58 acre preserve is located on Farm to Market Rd. near the Southeast Town line. The preserve is a mostly hemlock forest, and offers a hiking trail that leads to the picturesque Ice Pond.

Cough Preserve

The trail passes under tall hemlock trees

Clough Preserve

Fall colors surround the Ice Pond as seen from the Clough Preserve

The Patterson Environmental Park

The Patterson Environmental Park is a 23-acre town-owned nature preserve situated in the Great Swamp, the second largest wetlands area in New York State. The park is situated on the remains of an old stone quarry and railroad bed. The foundations for many of the homes in Patterson are believed to have been quarried here, and transported to the hamlet on railroad cars. The remains of several stone blocks cut from the quarry can be seen along the access path. The park offers hiking, fishing, canoeing, cross-country skiing. The entrance to the park is on South St. across from the old One Room Schoolhouse, which is on the grounds of the Carmel Central School District offices.

Caution: The entrance to the park crosses over active Metro North Railroad tracks. Be observant!

Patterson Environmental Park


Patterson Town Park

Town Park is located on Maple Ave. in the hamlet of Patterson. The park is open to residents of the Town Park Tax District, and offers a ballfield, a picnic area, and a small beach for swimming.

The park and its facilities are available for use by groups by permit only. Please submit the completed application form and fee to the office of the Town Clerk.


The H. Ted Baumann Park (Club Court Park)

The Club Court Park on Haviland Dr. in Putnam Lake features a playground for children. The park is open to all Patterson residents.


Putnam Lake

Putnam Lake is open to those residents with deeded lake rights. Visit the Putnam Lake Park District for details on fees, lake usage rules and regulations, and other Putnam Lake information.



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Patterson Town Hall
PO Box 470
1142 Route 311
Patterson, New York 12563
(845) 878-6500