Rockefeller Preserve Hike

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 

Time: 1  1/2+ hours

2nd group - Near the end of the hike, for those that have more time oe wish more exercise, we sometimes break the group up (The 2nd group will do 5+ miles in 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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  • Helen

    Wonderful hike. Thanks Ted.

    May 10, 2014

  • Marion

    Jim, the photos of the lambs are fantastic!

    May 6, 2014

  • Jim S.

    Great evening hike.

    May 6, 2014

  • Frank G.

    Another great hike with record breaking (for our group of course) speed and distance.

    May 6, 2014

  • Ted

    The group was really happy to see Dave, the sheep dogs were happy to see Dave, they put the lambs out to pasture to celebrate his joining us. Group did 3.3 mph, with Julia and Patrick occasionally spurting out to 5.7 mph. Air and temp were perfect for pushing the edge of the envelope and the 2hr group did 6 miles.

    May 5, 2014

  • Nancy

    I missed you all by a few minutes!
    Glad to see Dave and Dean!

    1 · May 5, 2014

  • Andy

    Great weather, great people, great scenery, great leader!

    May 5, 2014

  • Patrick

    Nice weather, nice hike

    May 5, 2014

  • Dave

    Thanks Ted! It was great to see everyone. What a lovely hike...

    May 5, 2014

  • Sandy

    Sorry, won't be able to make it. Enjoy!

    May 5, 2014

  • Nancy

    On my way!

    May 5, 2014

  • Sandy

    Anyone driving from Stamford, CT tonight? I'm on the fence about going, and if I have a carpool, that could sway me...

    May 5, 2014

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