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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.  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

    Wonderful and a good, fast pace. Thanks Ted.

    March 18, 2014

  • Ted

    Paths are clearing up and a scent of spring iwas in the air.

    March 17, 2014

  • Ted

    The carriage trails have a crushed stone base and we can ussually get around the mud. Muddiest spot will be up by the animal barns and depending upon our early carriage trail conditions - I might decide to avoid that area.

    March 17, 2014

    • Annmarie

      Will not make it today Ted stuck at work see you next week annMarie

      March 17, 2014

  • Patrick

    Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    Sorry to miss today's hike; It's my birthday (39 again for the 25th year!!!!) and am celebrating with some home cooked corned beef, cabbage and potatoes! I hope to see everyone next week; I might be a tad slower now with this advancing age.

    March 17, 2014

  • Clovia N.

    I'd love to join you but again pending on whether I can get a ride from WP.

    March 13, 2014

    • Clovia N.

      Hi, can someone give me a ride from White Plains? I can offer you a little something for your troubles. Thanks.

      March 15, 2014

    • Clovia N.

      Couldn't get a ride and I need the time to work on urgent client needs as well so will not be coming - changed my RSVP.

      March 17, 2014

  • Pam

    Just spoke to a Tarrytown person who said that it will be very muddy today. Any truth to this?

    March 17, 2014

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