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Rockefeller Preserve Hike/optional post hike restaurant

Rockefeller Preserve

Beginner Terrain • Intermediate (Fast) Pace

Optional post hike meetup at Bridgeview Restaurant




"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: 4+ miles  (Not including optional post hike lake loop walk.)

Time: 1  1/2+ hours

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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  • Noey

    Great day for a hike!

    April 30, 2014

  • Frank G.

    Another great hike! This is becoming addicting and makes we look forward to Mondays.

    April 30, 2014

  • Ellen

    Thanks, Ted - Great Hike!

    April 29, 2014

  • Ted

    Jim's photo's of the week focused on the new plastis nose rings for the young bulls. Once again Jim shows us what we sometimes missed

    1 · April 29, 2014

  • Jim S.

    Great evening hike.

    1 · April 29, 2014

  • Katharine

    Thank you Ted for a fun hike. Nice that you change the route to keep it interesting.

    1 · April 29, 2014

  • Suzanne

    Thanks Ted had a fun time. Enjoyed reading what you wrote. Well said. See you next week.

    1 · April 29, 2014

  • Andy

    Once again, Ted working hard to keep everyone happy! Thanks!

    1 · April 28, 2014

  • Jeff

    Lots of fun and good workout. Thanks for organizing

    1 · April 28, 2014

  • Ted

    1 1/2 hr group did 4+ miles, 2 hr group did 5.6+miles @ 3.2 mph. Barnyard animals were in attendance and sheep dogs are really getting use to us. 2hr group walked in on a film group at the Stone Barns. They were setting up to film the last episode of the TV drama "Believe". 12 people went out for a bite to eat. Weather was great, another nail in this past winters coffin.

    1 · April 28, 2014

  • John M.

    Another nice hike with a fun trip to Moon River in Sleepy Hollow.

    April 28, 2014

  • Paulette T

    Very good. Too fast for me but people stayed with me when I just had to slow down. Nice place for sure; farm animals and more.

    April 28, 2014

  • Doreen

    Sorry I have to cancel today. Enjoy your hike!!

    April 28, 2014

  • Craig

    Unfortunately won't make it on time, as I hoped to. ENJOY the perfect evening !

    April 28, 2014

  • Fiona

    Sorry ted having a knee issue and decided best to skip this week. Hope to join you next week. Say hi to my friend Paulette who should be joining you today.

    April 28, 2014

  • Tina

    Sorry I have to cancel this afternoon. See you all next week. Have a great hike!

    April 28, 2014

  • Helen

    I know I'm on the wait list but something's come up and I won't be able to come. Hopefully I'll be back on track next week. Regards to all.

    April 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sick grandchild requires my attention -

    April 28, 2014

  • Annmarie

    sorry, have to cancel for today- see you next week-have fun!

    April 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hope I get the opportunity to join the group as I really enjoy the outdoors

    April 25, 2014

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