Mothers Day Hike at Rockefeller State Park & the Stone Barns w/ Spring Nubies!

Lets' venture across the Tappan Zee Bridge and hike on over to The Rockefeller State Park Preserve; The Jewel of Westchester!  This will be about a  3 hour hike, at a moderate pace, including breaks, to "take in all the views".  The woods trails, are mostly level, with a few moderate inclines.  We will take Brothers Path, alongside the beautiful Swan Lake.  Shortly after, we'll pick up the Brook Trail into the woods, where we may see the frequent equestrian! We’ll continue on to  the Stone Barns for an extra special treat! We'll spend about 1 hour here, visiting with the many  “4-legged new Moms" and their spring babies!  You may also want to bring cash, credit cards, etc. for a visit to the  gift shop.  Returning on the RT trail to Brothers Trail, we'll come back  around Swan Lake and  maybe take a quick hike up Deer run, where we are bound to see a few white tailed deer or if there is time take a stop at the Glacial erratic, a short walk from the parking lot. 

Hiking shoes or boots are recommended. Bring sunscreen, bugspray, water, snacks  and don't forget those cameras!  Let's explore the other side of the bridge at this exceptional park and celebrate spring and the new lives at the Stone Barns!!!

Dinner or refreshments, after at the El Dorado West Diner at 460 S. Broadway in Tarrytown, where the food and service is super,  is optional for the first 25 to rsvp for dinner.   Always check the day of an event for any changes, due to inclement weather, etc. They are gracious enough to do individual checks so please bring cash to make check out quicker and easier for all. 

CARPOOL OPTION: Meet at The HUb shopping center, 336  Route 59, Nyack( 1;15pm should give you plenty of time). Please post if you are willing to drive and are interested in carpooling and make your arrangements accordingly. 


DIRECTIONS from the South: take the Saw Mill River Pkwy North to Exit 26; Taconic State Pkwy.  Immediately get off first exit for Rt. 117.  Turn left onto Rt. 117 and go 1.6 miles to Park entrance on the left. (cross 117 to entrance)

For more directions scroll down:

Located in Westchester County on County Route 117 in Tarrytown.

Taconic Parkway north: Exit County Route 117 Pleasantville. At end of ramp, turn left. Proceed through 3 lights. Preserve entrance will be on the left.

Taconic Parkway south: Exit NYS Route 100/Route 133 - Millwood/Mt. Kisco west. Turn left at end of ramp/traffic light onto NYS Route 100. Proceed south until NYS Route 100 joins with NYS Route 9A. Follow signs to merge onto NYS Route 9A south. Once on Route NYS 9A south, take 2nd exit - County Route 117/Pleasantville/N. Tarrytown. This is a left side exit. At end of exit ramp, turn right onto County Route 117 west. Preserve entrance is approximately 2 miles on the left.

NYS Route 9: Proceed to County Route 117 east. Preserve entrance is one mile east on County Route 117 on the right side.

Public Transportation: Metro-North: Train to Tarrytown Station. Taxi service is available from the station to the Preserve.


Contact Information:Rockefeller State Park Preserve
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For more directions or info, go to Rockefeller State Park website or call the park number.

There is a $6.00 per car parking fee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Madeline

    We all had a great day!

    1 · May 12

  • Sandra Z.

    It was a wonderful walk! Sandy

    1 · May 12

    • Sandra Z.

      It was really enjoyable talking with you

      1 · May 12

  • Leigh

    What a perfect day! Great scenery, people and conversation!! Can't wait for the next event!

    May 12

  • jane

    A spring treat -- a beautiful hike and a great dinner. Thank you Susan and thanks to sweeps Martine and Nat.

    May 12

  • Patrick

    Sorry I missed this one; great pictures!

    May 12

  • Jerry C.

    Great day out, terrific group. The beautiful summery day we've all been waiting for.

    May 12

  • Susan

    Another day in paradise! Thanks to everyone who helped make it happen, especially Martine and Nat for making sure no one got left behind and to our great photographers, Jerry, Carey, Sue and Nat who add so much to these special moments in time. Hope a few more of you will add your special touch to our “family albums’! by posting your photos.

    1 · May 11

  • Madeleine

    I had a great time with everyone! Susan, thanks for a lovely day- so nice to meet you all!

    May 11

  • martine

    Each outing with Susan and her group seems to be getting better and better! A wonderful way to spend Mother's day!

    May 11

  • Kathleen

    Another great visit to RSP. Thanks, Susan. Great seeing everyone.

    May 11

  • Casey

    Beautiful day all around

    May 11

  • Amy

    I will meet others at the Hub Shopping Center for carpooling. Let me know if you are interested in meeting there. I don't mind driving and can take up to 4 with me.

    1 · May 5

    • martine

      I will try to get there by 1pm!

      May 11

  • J.L.S.

    I would like to meet at the hub shopping center for carpool...or at least to follow so I arrive at the right place for the hike....lol :~)
    I am coming from NJ if anyone wants to drive together from here. I will not be attending the dinner afterwards though...see you all later!

    May 11

    • Amy

      You can follow our car - we are staying for dinner. Don't know if Elliot is going to dinner and he appears to be meeting at the Nyack Hub parking.

      May 11

    • Elliot

      Yes, I plan on staying for dinner.

      May 11

  • Madeline

    Sorry for the short notice Susan, something came up & I won't be able to join you today. Have a great day!

    May 11

  • Elliot

    I'm willing to drive if anyone is interested.

    May 10

  • Susan

    We should be there approximately 5:30-6.

    May 10

  • Rich

    What time (app.) @ the El Dorado ?

    May 10

  • Leigh

    I can drive.

    May 5

    • Amy

      Hi Leigh, We can decide driver when we get to Nyack. See you tomorrow

      May 10

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