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Rockefeller State Park Preserve

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Stunning for a hike

With beautiful views and well-tended trails, this enormous park often resembles the English... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
New York
Beautiful trails!

Stopped here as we were returning home from a trip to Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow. Multiple trails... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cheri D
Yardville, New Jersey
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Gibraltarfan
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank Cheri D
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank DiDan725
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank wamrazing
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank IvanGumenyuk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

1  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

2  Thank JenniferMarie85
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Rockefeller State Park Preserve ended up being a last minute trip that we enjoyed so much that we can’t wait to return in the fall when the colors change. Located in the northeast section of Sleepy Hollow, NY, the trail entrance is just off Sleepy...More

Thank NJ_Diver79
Reviewed 8 July 2018

In 1983 the Rockefeller Family deeded this 1400-acre nature preserve to the State of New York so as to safeguard the natural beauty of these lands from development and provide for the enjoyment of future generations. Comprised of forested hills and valleys as well as...More

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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.
Maredith M
18 March 2018|
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Response from Julia J | Property representative |
Its definitely a wildlife destination. On the lake which is only a half mile from the parking lot, is home to cormorants, buffleheads, mallards, mergansers, great blue herons, painted turtles, snapping turtles, pond fish... More