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Beginner Hike - Rockefeller Preserve

Rockefeller Preserve

Beginner Terrain • Intermediate 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.  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: Something about an hour and a half. Approximately 4 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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  • Tiffany

    Always a great group of friends! And nice to meet new ones too!

    1 · April 2, 2013

  • Trudy

    very nice

    April 1, 2013

  • Patrick

    Another great hike with great people..........

    April 1, 2013

  • Dave

    Thanks to everyone who came out to hike today. Always a great group of people on this hike.

    April 1, 2013

  • Ellen

    Sorry - won't make it - raining by me. Thanks.

    April 1, 2013

  • Elsie

    at this moment I don't like the weather, will watch.

    April 1, 2013

  • Sarina

    have fun not going to make it !

    April 1, 2013

  • Lucretia

    Is the walk still on? It's raining but may stop

    April 1, 2013

  • Ted

    still fighting this cold

    April 1, 2013

  • Pat R

    Afternoon project, not sure I'll make hike- So a spot is open!

    April 1, 2013

  • Judy D.

    road trip to Saranac Lake for some hiking and fun,,,have a great hike!

    March 31, 2013

    • Dave

      Have fun!

      March 31, 2013

  • Monica

    Looking forward to an April Fool's day jaunt!

    March 26, 2013

    • Monica

      Oh, didn't know it was a "knight" time hike!! Lol

      March 30, 2013

    • Patrick

      "KNIGHT" time hiking with the Jaunting, Jousting, JESTER!

      March 30, 2013

  • amy l.

    I'm on the waiting list. Hope to get a spot for one woman & two Whippets!

    March 29, 2013

  • Judy D.

    Yes, hopefully my son can join the hike,,,,adding him as a guest

    March 26, 2013

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