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Rockefeller Preserve Hike

Anticipate in spots some soft wet snow. Stabilizers probably not needed - but poles/stick would probably be a good idea. I will have some extra's.

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.  You may also call me:


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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  • Helen

    Great weather and a good workout. Thanks Ted.

    March 12, 2014

  • Ted

    Nice mix of dirt paths and soft snow. Minimal slush, maximum positive attitude. Sunshine was an added bonus.

    March 10, 2014

  • John

    Very good

    March 10, 2014

  • Jim S.

    Great winter hike.

    March 10, 2014

  • Clovia N.


    March 10, 2014

  • Janet

    Great to be back at Rockefeller. Thank you Ted!

    March 10, 2014

  • Clovia N.

    Hello, my attendence is pending on whether I can get a ride to the Preserve or not. If anyone is in the downtown White Plains area, please write me. I recently sold my car in October and there is no direct bus or train to RP from WP. I can contribute to your gas costs for your troubles for a round trip ride. I would love to go hiking in the snow. All last year I was hiking throughout NY, NJ and the Grand Canyon and Sedona. Thank you.

    March 10, 2014

    • Clovia N.

      Hi Marjolein, that would be great if you can come to my address - I will email you again.

      March 10, 2014

    • Clovia N.

      Thank you Marjolein. Ok got a ride, Pam - hopefully r/t. but thanks!

      March 10, 2014

  • Tina

    Sorry I can't make it. Something came up. Have a wonderful hike!

    March 10, 2014

  • Annmarie

    sorry to have to cancel-catch you next time! enjoy!

    March 10, 2014

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