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Rockefeller State Park Preserve
|Park Overview:|| |
This park, generously donated by the Rockefeller family, offers the opportunity for hikes of various length through the rolling hills of Westchester County, primarily on carriage roads.
|Trail Uses:||Hiking, Bridle path, X-C skiing, Handicapped|
|Dogs:||Dogs on leash|
|Trail Miles:||40 miles|
|Park Acreage:||1233 acres|
|Web Map:||Trail Map|
|Park Description:|| |
There is a Visitors Center and an Art Gallery, which has rotating exhibits featuring local artists. In addition to hiking, activities include fishing, horseback riding, cross country skiing and snowshoeing.
Within walking distance is the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture (seasonal parking fee) which, in additon to providing educational opportunitites, is the site of Blue Hill, reputed to be one of the finest restaurants in the metropolitan area. The center also has a cafe and ice cream stand.
|Trails Overview:|| |
Designed to complement the landscape, there is a system of carriage roads, many of which are handicapped accessible, that wind through wetlands, woodlands, meadows and fields, past streams, rivers and lakes. The first triple arch stone bridge in America can be seen along the Pocantico River Trail. Loop hiking opportunities abound.
The Old Croton Aqueduct Trail passes along the eastern end of the park.
Be sure to take a trail map (available at the Preserve Office) with you. These scenery along these circular walks can be mesmerizing. To find detailed descriptions of specific hikes, click here and scroll down the "Parks" column to the name of this park.
Please note that separate trailer parking for equestrian use of Preserve is available.
|Contact Information:||Rockefeller State Park Preserve |