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Rockefeller State Park Preserve

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Lovely place to walk, ride horses and paint

I have been coming to this park every weekend for thirty years. Early on I kept a horse and rode... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Laura C
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A Lovely Walk on Nice Trails on a Sunny Winter Day!

We like to walk at park preserves but have found the winter has created hazards for walking in most... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Peekskill, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been coming to this park every weekend for thirty years. Early on I kept a horse and rode almost daily in the park; now I walk dogs and wave to fellow horse folk. Gorgeous manicured bridle paths to walk in and i still...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Laura C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We like to walk at park preserves but have found the winter has created hazards for walking in most places. NOT the case at Rockefeller Preserve! The old carriage roads are wide and mostly covered with gravel. The only mud was in the parking lot!...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 7 January 2019

This is my park to go for running. Taking every road just once, it is a total of 20 miles circumference. It is easy to get lost the first few times, so make sure you have a phone or map or great memory. Beautiful streams,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank marathon235
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed this amazing preserve. Took our hike in early October. Because there had been so much rain this fall, the 13 waterways that we crossed were gushing with water which made the experience even better!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

The Rockefeller State Park Preserve is a lovely park with myriad trails through wonderful countryside. The trails mainly go through woods and some through fields. By the entrance is the lovely Swan Lake. Many of the trails are former carriage roads. Even today carriages and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

With beautiful views and well-tended trails, this enormous park often resembles the English countryside, but gives many opportunities to see local nature at its most beautiful. So many trails and acres are available, it's easy to find oneself alone here. There is the lovely Swan...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Gibraltarfan
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Stopped here as we were returning home from a trip to Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow. Multiple trails to jog/hike/ walk for couples, families, and dog walkers. If you have a horse, you are also welcome to horseback ride here, as well as travel by a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Cheri D
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

The trails that loop and line around the preserve are breathtaking. Great for a family stroll, power walkers, hikers, and breathing in nature.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DiDan725
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I have been to Rockys a number of times and have loved every visit. It has wonderful walking trails you share with people on horseback and with dogs...supposed to be on leads...but not always. Old Sleepy Hollow Road splits the preserve into two sections and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank wamrazing
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Many trails for convenient walking or jogging in the forest; you can enjoy fresh air, some picturesque views and even see deers. Visitor's center offers trails map, parking ($6) and restrooms. But it's possible to park on a wide shoulder of the road in several...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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2 November 2018|
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Response from Grumo | Reviewed this property |
The earlier answer is correct. We just found them and could not direct you to them. The entire entrance to the park is automated. Not sure if there is anyone on site to give advice.
11 June 2018|
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Response from Sniveler | Reviewed this property |
no swimming
9 June 2018|
Response from jrachlin | Reviewed this property |
No. There are a number of small lakes/ponds and many streams, but no beach.