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Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Taconic Parkway north: Exit NY117 Pleasantville. At end of ramp, turn left. Turn left at the third light to the entrance.
Taconic Parkway south: Exit NY 100/133 - Millwood/Mt. Kisco west. Turn left at end of ramp/traffic light onto NY100. Proceed south until NYS Route 100 joins with NYS Route 9A. Follow signs to merge onto NY 9A south. Once on NY9A south, take 2nd exit - NY117/Pleasantville/North. Tarrytown, a left exit. At end of exit ramp, turn right onto NY117 west. Preserve entrance is approximately 2 miles on the left.
NY9: Proceed to Route 117 east. Preserve entrance is one mile east on NY117, on the right side.
A separate trailer parking for equestrians is available.
Metro-North Hudson Line train to Tarrytown station. Taxi service is available from the station to the Preserve.
The Rockefeller family donated 750 acres to establish Rockefeller Park Preserve in 1983. Subsequent gifts have brought it to its present size. Carriage roads extend throughout the park and the adjacent Greenrock Corporation property.
Designed to complement the landscape, a system of carriage roads, many of which are handicapped accessible, wind through wetlands, woodlands, meadows and fields, and 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.
A trail map is available at the park office. To find detailed descriptions of specific hikes, click here and scroll down the "Parks" column to the name of this park.
The Visitors Center has an Art Gallery with rotating exhibits featuring local artists. In addition to hiking, activities include fishing, horseback riding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
Trails lead into the Greenrock property, which is home to the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture (seasonal parking fee). Stone Barns provides educational opportunitites and 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.