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Rockefeller Preserve Hike/optional post hike restaurant @ Bridgeview

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: 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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  • Roberto S.

    I had a wonderful time, looking forward to the next one.

    May 14, 2014

  • Helen

    Terrific and nice weather. Won't be able to do Tues. hikes. Very sad.

    May 13, 2014

  • John

    Geat as usual.

    May 13, 2014

  • Paulette T

    It was nice seeing you all! Thanks Ted!

    May 13, 2014

  • Jim S.

    Great evening hike.

    May 13, 2014

  • Paulette T

    The walk was so energizing. I really enjoyed the way I felt after that walk. Nice to see some old faces and meet some new ones. Thanks for taking those short stops when we got to the tops of the hills Ted. Still really hard for me but better this time! There is hope!

    May 13, 2014

  • Ted

    Good spirits kept the rain gods quiet. Visited the chickens in the field and then we broke into 2 groups. 11 people met at the Bridgeview and I ate my chicken wings while "not" thinking about the chickens in the field. So it goes.

    1 · May 12, 2014

  • Noey

    Unfortunately, won't make it in time. Next time.

    May 12, 2014

  • Annmarie

    looks like I'll be stuck at work; see you all next week!

    May 12, 2014

  • Sheila

    Sorry I have to cancel . Enjoy .

    May 12, 2014

  • Ted

    Jus went on Radar. Right now small storm passing thru Putnam County. Rest of day should be cloudy with no prediction of rain until after 9/10 pm.

    May 12, 2014

  • Andy P.

    Ted, I canceled for today. We're having rain, thunder and lighting up here near Putnam border. I'm not sure how it is at Rockefella Preserve. Hope to see you all next time. Andy

    May 12, 2014

  • Frank G.

    Sorry, I can't make it today. See you all next week

    May 12, 2014

  • Raymond R.

    C my kids til 7:30 can try for after hike dinner

    May 12, 2014

    • Raymond R.

      Ok Short drive from Yorktown count me in

      May 12, 2014

  • Ted

    Diner - We will do a head cunt at beginning of hike for 7:30 at bridgeview, so we can call to make reservations in advance.

    May 12, 2014

  • Patrick

    Don't think I can make this one, have an appt. at 7 PM....May try for first hour.............Have a great hike if I can't make it....Not going to RSVP in...........

    May 11, 2014

  • Clovia N.

    Hi Marjolein or Pam, will either of you or anybody else be able to give me a ride from White Plains to this hike?

    May 11, 2014

    • Clovia N.

      Actually there's a good chance of thunderstorms so if it does rain then I don't want to go. But if not, please contact me, thanks!

      May 11, 2014

  • Ted

    Eating out details: will probably do a head count at beginning of hike and make reservations for 730. Last time out group of 12 was to large and we had to eat next door.

    May 7, 2014

  • Diane P

    Keep me posted on Bridgevirw

    May 6, 2014

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