LEWISBORO, N.Y. - Once again this spring, motorists can tour the town’s 47,000 roadside daffodils, which have been planted by Lewisboro Garden Club and community volunteers over the last 12 years.
Lewisboro’s “Golden Road” begins with 3,100 daffodils at Vista Community Park on Route 123 at East Street. From there:
• Head north on Route 123 and note the 3,700 daffodils planted along Vista Fire Department’s roadside.
• Continue along 123 and bear right on Elmwood Road, where many residents have added daffodils to their roadsides.
• The triangle garden at Shady Lane, planted and cared for by the garden club, has scores of colorful daffodils.
• Arriving at Onatru Farm on the right, there are 4,700 daffodils at the entrance drive and along the stone wall.
• More golden yellow daffodils are in the Alice Poor Memorial Garden, on the side of the farmhouse at Onatru Farm. This garden is designed and cared for by the garden club.
• Continue north on Elmwood and turn left on West Lane, which becomes Spring Hill Lane. Turn right on Route 123 to the end, then left on Route 35 in South Salem. ThistleWaithe Learning Center on right has over 4,000 daffodils. Note hundreds of daffodils planted by the South Salem Animal Hospital.
• Continue on to the Route 35 and Spring Street (west section) intersection, with its large rejuvenated daffodil planting. Turn right onto Spring St. and see the 2,400 daffodils, on the left, on the New York State Police Station lawn.
• Stay on Spring Street and note the daffodils at the flagpole garden at Spring and Main Streets. Take a sharp left onto Main Street and see the 4,200 daffodils on the Town House Lawn. Note the many daffodils planted by the library.
• Continue on and turn left on Bouton Road. View the triangle garden daffodils, now look at the 4,000 daffodils at the town offices (former Lewisboro Elementary School) on the left.
• Continue on Bouton and turn right onto Route 35. Go west on Route 35 and note the many daffodils at Mead Street and Route 35, planted by the Waccabuc Landowners Council.
• Now on to the 1,600 daffodils on the left at the Route 35 and Mark Mead Road intersection in Cross River. At the light at Routes 35 and 121, note the hundreds of daffodils planted by Cross River Shell.
• A short drive west on Route 35 takes you to the Cyrus Russell Community House on the left with its 6,000 daffodils. Drive into the parking lot and view the daffodils up close.
• Go back (east) on Route 35, turn left onto Route 121 (North) and enjoy 8,100 daffodils beautifying both sides of the road at John Jay High School campus.
• Continue on Route 121, then turn left at Route 138, pass over I-684 and turn left onto Old Bedford Road. Note the 400 daffodils at the corner with North Street on left, planted by the Goldens Bridge Hamlet Organization, then continue to the end and look at the daffodils on the lawn of the old Goldens Bridge Community House, where the tour ends.
Many of the daffodil displays have parking areas where motorists can get out and admire the flowers up close.
Golden Roads Daffodils is made possible by community donations and proceeds from daffodil bulbs sales; and by over 60 daffodil volunteers planting thousands of bulbs each year.
This information was originally published on the town of Lewisboro’s website.