Wordless Wednesday…Where in Westchester?
The best part about being “an explorer”…stumbling upon things you never knew existed. This is what I stumbled upon this week….no, not on a remote hillside in Germany…right here in Westchester. Do you know where? Take a guess in the comments. I’ll provide the answer on Friday….along with the little bit of information I was able to find about this wonderful…and very old…piece of Westchester history.
Update: As Ray guessed, these Castles are located in Glen Island Park. I didn’t know they were there; I stumbled upon them accidentally while visiting the park. It’s always a thrill to explore a place you’ve never been before; walking around these castles felt like stepping back in time. I couldn’t find a plaque or information sign at the site describing the history. Maybe I missed it, but I don’t think so. I had to wait until I got home and did some digging to figure out what I had seen.
According to the Westchester County Parks website, the castles were built in the late 1800’s by John H. Starin. Starin owned Glen Island and it was operated as a summer resort. The castles were used as a restaurant and beer garden. The website Historic Pelham has more information about this old resort; follow this link to read more. How many adventures were had within these stone walls over the past 140 years?
Could it be at Kensico dam? Do tell, I’d love to go.
No, not the Dam…it’s actually much older than the Dam. Stay tuned…all will be revealed on Friday!
Congrats to Ray! These castles are on Glen Island. More info to follow on Friday!
I recently had my wedding there specifically to take pictures at these castles.
Wow! Great idea. I bet your pictures are spectacular!
Love this! Definitely a must see. Your pics are fantastic!
Thanks, Mary! I’m sure you’ll love this spot.
It was actually a beer garden back i the days, just like the ones they had in Germany.