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Rockefeller Preserve Hike

Rockefeller Preserve

Beginner Terrain • Intermediate (Fast) Pace


"At Pocantico Hills...where the fine views invite the soul...I have spent many delightful hours, studying the beautiful views, the trees and fine landscape effects of that very interesting section of the Hudson River..." Mr. John D. Rockefeller, Sr. Random Reminiscences - 1908 (Photo, Tiffany Black)

Contact: Feel free to post a question to the site or send me an email.  I'll send out a group email with my cell number 24 hours ahead of the hike so you can contact me for cancellations and directions.

Terrain: Easy to moderate, mainly rolling hills.

Distance: Something about an hour and a half. Approximately 4-5 miles.

Pace: Moderate to brisk. Although this is a beginner hike, and nobody gets left behind, we walk at a very brisk pace! Please assess your ability to keep this pace before signing up.

Meeting location: We will meet at the the MAIN Parking lot for the Rockefeller State Park Preserve.

The Parking lot is located on the south side of Route 117 approximately halfway between Route 9A to the East and Route 9 to the West. There are gates and stone walls at the entrance, a large horse-trailer parking lot, a little toll booth, a visitors center and a bathroom building.

Meet on the benches near the restroom.

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Cancellation notices: I will cancel by 2:00pm if the weather looks dicey or if the hiking conditions are not great.

If your plans change, please be sure to change your RSVP to NO on the hike page. Leaving a comment won't free up a spot on the list. Thanks!

Pets: Friendly, well behaved dogs are welcome. The park requires dogs to be leashed at all times.  It is possible that we will encounter one or more horses with riders or carriages.

Hike Description: The usual...

(Photo, Jim Steck)

Liability Waiver: This is a fun and interesting group of people that enjoy hiking and socializing, it is not organized by a professional hiker.

Hiking or outdoor activities have inherent risks. Your participation in our hikes or other events could be dangerous and can result in serious injury, medical emergency, even death.

You agree to participate in this event completely at your own risk and to take full responsibility for your own safety and well being, including those of your guests.


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  • Dave

    Hike stats are kinda fun to check out. Here they are;

    December 27, 2013

    • Fiona

      Hey we burned a few ca

      December 27, 2013

    • Fiona


      December 27, 2013

  • Elsie

    Great conversations, weather, and energy. Thank you all.

    December 27, 2013

  • Peggy

    Great Hike!

    December 27, 2013

  • Marion

    Great hike! Thanks to all

    December 27, 2013

  • Annmarie

    Terrific as always, thanks Dave!

    December 27, 2013

  • John M.

    Very good

    December 26, 2013

  • Ted

    Always great and we now have a pet rock.

    2 · December 26, 2013

  • Patrick

    Good weather, great people= Great hike as always...........Thanks Dave

    December 26, 2013

  • Jim S.

    Great hike as usual.

    December 26, 2013

  • Mimi

    Thank you Dave, It was a great hike!

    December 26, 2013

  • Robyn

    Always enjoyable - Have a great week - See you in 2014!!!

    December 26, 2013

  • Fiona

    Great hike Dave, thanks.

    December 26, 2013

  • Dave

    Another great hike! Thanks for coming out and joining us today. Looking forward to a new year with old and new friends.

    December 26, 2013

  • Janet

    great to see everyone

    December 26, 2013

  • Steve

    Thank you Dave for organizing a great hike!

    December 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Dave !

    December 26, 2013

  • Diane P

    Thanks for letting me come along. Just what was left on my Christmas list.

    December 26, 2013

  • sunny

    Hi all! So is the meeting spot by the parking lot which I believe has a fee to get in......? Thanks ! :) Sunny

    December 25, 2013

    • Dave

      Yes Sunny, free this time of year except for weekends and holidays.

      December 25, 2013

  • Ted

    On Monday, I was all set to hike, pulled out my hip waders and my yellow rubber duck.

    December 23, 2013

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