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Rockefeller State Park Preserve

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Good for walking and jogging

Many trails for convenient walking or jogging in the forest; you can enjoy fresh air, some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
St.Petersburg, Russia
Soo peacefull

Sunday I went there for the first time with friends...so many different trails you can take...well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alessandra L
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week 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

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Reviewed 1 week 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 July 24, 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 July 23, 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 July 23, 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 July 8, 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

Thank marianc95
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Don’t miss this serene Natural preserve! Enjoy the changes every season brings. Abundance of flora and fauna every where. Birdwatchers paradise. Hike the well marked trails from easy to challenging!

1  Thank Paul V
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

This a beautiful gem of a park, quietly tucked away from civilization. Nice trails, very nice people, lots of locals walking their dogs, out with family or exercising on their own. There is a place for people to bring their horses in and ride the...More

1  Thank Yetanotherroadtrip
Reviewed May 27, 2018

This is a beautiful place for a walk almost any time of year, but for any serious long distance runner, Rockefeller SP or "The Rockies" is perhaps one of the greatest places to train in the world. That it is easy distance to NYC, is...More

5  Thank Sniveler
Reviewed April 29, 2018

I love walking and running here. My only reservation is that it truly is leashed dogs only because of the horses. My dogs are used to being off and running around like lunatics so walking them here on a leash is like making a kid...More

2  Thank BarryMama
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June 11, 2018|
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Response from Sniveler | Reviewed this property |
no swimming
June 9, 2018|
Response from jrachlin | Reviewed this property |
No. There are a number of small lakes/ponds and many streams, but no beach.
Maredith M
March 17, 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