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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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  • Andy P.

    I signed-up and attended the hike at Rockefella Park Reserve on Monday March 31, 2014. The computer record should show this. Thank You.

    April 1, 2014

  • Annmarie

    Perfect walking weather and a great group; thanks, Ted!

    April 1, 2014

  • Jim S.

    Great evening hike.

    March 31, 2014

  • Marion

    Great hike - we got lucky with the weather, and Ted knew how to keep us in the sun!

    March 31, 2014

  • Patrick

    Great hike, sorry I had to bail out, my back was tightening up; feels better now.

    March 31, 2014

  • Janet

    Lots of fun.

    March 31, 2014

  • Ted

    Weather broke for the better. Took a record long break by the sheep shed; 57 baby lambs, 2 black. Nice 5 mile hike.

    1 · March 31, 2014

  • Ted

    Do not plan to reschedule. If this was a hike in the woods I would perhaps because of mud reschedule. However carriage paths drain well. Afternoon weatherforcast is for sun, windy and in the 50's.a

    March 31, 2014

    • John M.

      I wish I could make it but I have to work this afternoon. you guys had fun looks like a great day for a hike in Rockefellers

      March 31, 2014

  • Janet

    Hi Ted,

    I am wondering if you are moving hike to Tuesday....Briarcliff Manor had quite of bit of rain overnight and this morning.

    March 31, 2014

  • Jessica

    Hi. This is my first hike with this group, I work in Brewster and will be out by 3pm, is there somebody I can contact if I am running late ?

    March 28, 2014

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