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Park mask and social distancing notices apply.. We will aim for 21 minutes per mile pace. Distance/Terrain: 5.5 to 6 miles will be the goal. If the weather looks to be a problem, a revised post will be up by 1:00 pm. Directions: Overall - For the directionally-challenged, about 3 minutes away from Pace University, on 117.
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
125 Phelps Way · Pleasantville, NY
How to find us
Meet in the main parking lot.
"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)
Fast paced hike. Will do 2 hours and 6 to 7 miles. There are early outs.
Terrain: Easy to moderate, mainly rolling hills.
This is not a beginner hike. We tend to walk at a brisk pace and we don't stop. We keep the same pace on the hills as we do on the flat parts of the trails. Please assess your ability to keep this pace before signing up.
Cancellation notices: If cancellation is necessary, it will be posted on the afternoon of the hike.
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. They have the right of way and you are expected to control your dog.
Liability Waiver: This is a fun and interesting group of people who 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.
Rockefeller Start Park Preserve Web Site (http://www.parks.ny.gov/parks/59/details.aspx)
Rockefeller State Park Preserve Trail Map (http://nysparks.com/parks/attachments/RockefellerTrailMap.pdf)
Hike Description - This hikes will feature lakes, views and a few side trails that will be new to the group
Estimated Distance - 8 to 9 miles
Meetup Location - Elk Pen (GPS: N[masked], W[masked]).
Arden Valley Road to Elk Pen Parking Lot.
If you need a landmark, you can utilize the Tuxedo Pet Lodge which is 3 min away - the Meetup Pin is spot on
Basically a 35-minute ride from either the Bear Mt Bridge or the Tappan Zee/Mario Cuomo Bridge
Suggested donation - $2.00
Please check in with me if this is your first event with the group - I just want to make sure this is within your comfort zone
Group Size - 19 to 24 - everyone will start on the waitlist -will start adding people on Sunday.
Post Hike Dining Option - Captain's Table in Monroe - with potential for TIKI Bar
Beat The Heat - Moderate Beginner Hike
Overall distance 5 to 6 miles - with the recent trail changes you will get a decent workout for the distance. - Nothing crazy but some of the new sections have stone steps.
Group Size - Likely 18-22
Preserve Policy - No Pets
Suggested Donation - $2.00
Meetup location - Entrance to the Preserve is across the street from 167 Mianus River Road, Bedford, NY 10506
Phone - Can call or text -[masked]
Everyone starts on the waitlist and I will start adding people later tonight