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Rockefeller Preserve Hike

Rockefeller Preserve Hike

Beginner Terrain • Intermediate Pace


Until Dave re-enters psyberspace, I will post and lead these hikes.  Upon his re-entry, leadership naturally will pass back to our one and only Monday night leader. Some of us go down to one of the riverside restaurants for burgers afterwards, feel free to join us for a bite to eat.


"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.  I'll send out a group email with my cell number 24 hours ahead of the hike so you can contact me for cancellations and directions.


Terrain: Easy to moderate, mainly rolling hills.

Distance: Including breaks, fiqure under 2 hours (about 1 hr 45 min). Approximately 4.5 - 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 4:00pm if the weather looks dicey or if the hiking conditions are not great.

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...

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.


(Photo, Tiffany Black)



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  • Diane

    Wonderful afternoon hike!

    August 13, 2013

  • Jim S.

    It was a great evening hike.

    August 13, 2013

  • Ted

    Good hike, good weather,good people and a dozen of us went to the the River Grill for a drink and a bite to eat.
    All in all a good way to spend a summer Monday evening.

    August 12, 2013

  • Peter R.

    Very enjoyable - nice people, beautiful location, superb weather.

    August 12, 2013

  • Patrick

    Another winner with a great group! Sorry I had to leave early tonight.

    August 12, 2013

  • Helen

    Great as always and we keep getting fabulous weather. Thank you Ted.

    August 12, 2013

  • Sarina

    Sorry won't be getting back in time to make tis one!

    August 12, 2013

  • Ted

    as of 11:30 am, a 20% chance of rain at 6pm - hike is of now a go. Generally I cancel if the chance of rain goes above 50% or if there is a chance of lightning. In either case the cancelation would be made both as a posting and an email by 4pm.

    August 12, 2013

  • Wendy

    Looking forward to the hike tonight. The weather report predicted a chance of rain. Will the hike still taking place?

    August 12, 2013

  • S. K.

    Love the hikes. They're very invigorating & nature @ its very best!

    August 11, 2013

  • Diane P

    Will someone please send me a text or call if you go out after? Miss you all

    1 · August 11, 2013

  • Frank G.

    Sorry, I won't be able to make the hike tomorrow. See you all next week.

    August 11, 2013

  • Elsie

    going kayaking at 3:00.

    1 · August 10, 2013

  • Sheila

    Looking forward to seeing everyone.

    August 6, 2013

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