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Rockefeller State Park Preserve

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A truly beautiful hike!

We thoroughly enjoyed this amazing preserve. Took our hike in early October. Because there had... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Great hiking and walking park accessible from the city

The Rockefeller State Park Preserve is a lovely park with myriad trails through wonderful... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
New York City, New York
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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
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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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Reviewed 17 September 2018

Sunday I went there for the first time with friends...so many different trails you can take...well kept and with many activities going on all the time. We ask for help to decided our route and Julia was very patient and knowledgeable she took her time...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alessandra L
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

What a great discovery. If you want a family outing with kids and elder people with easy hiking and beautifully maintained area, this is the place for you. Many trails, with many different distances. Glad that maps are available, as the trails don’t have blazers...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank cxcartist
Reviewed 23 July 2018

This park is great for everyone. So many trails that go in every direction. Beautiful pond. We sat on a bench by the pond for an hour and just took in all the sights and sounds, it was so relaxing! We even saw a horse...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank JenniferMarie85
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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.