Rockefeller State Park Preserve | Pocantico Hills Westchester County New York
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Rockefeller State Park Preserve


Pocantico Hills

Westchester County


jogging, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, IBA (Important Bird Area),   birders, licensed anglers, fishing, Things to Do, Bridle Path, Fishing, Hiking, Nature Trail, Picnic, Winter Activities, Sledding Rockefeller State Park Preserve

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Rockefeller State Park Preserve, 1,233-acres in size, is located at 125 Phelps Way, Pleasantville, NY 10570 in Pocantico Hills, Westchester County.

"Visitors will delight in the ever growing haven of open space in Westchester County known as Rockefeller State Park Preserve. Approximately 30 miles from the hustle and bustle of New York City, the Preserve is an idyllic spot for strolling, jogging, horseback riding, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. With 180 recorded species of birds and its IBA (Important Bird Area) designation by the National Audubon Society, the Preserve is a must visit area for birders. In season, licensed anglers enjoy fishing for bass in the 22 acre Swan Lake and for brown trout in the Pocantico River.

"In addition the beauty of the Preserve inspires many artists and photographers to memorialize its scenic vistas. While in the park, stop in the Preserve's Gallery across from the Visitor Center. Its rotating exhibits feature the art of local artists. Within walking distance are the Preserve's nearest neighbors - The Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, a nonprofit farm and educational center designed to demonstrate, teach and promote sustainable, community-based food production and Blue Hill restaurant.

"These numerous outdoor opportunities exist due to the foresight and generosity of the Rockefeller family. The Preserve land is comprised of a portion of the Rockefeller family estate in Pocantico Hills given to the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation in 1983. Since the Preserve's inception, additional bequeaths have extended its size to over 1,400 acres.

"The most notable feature of the Preserve is the system of carriage roads built by John D. Rockefeller Jr. Designed to complement the landscape, the carriage roads, many of which are accessible, allow visitors to experience and enjoy the natural wonders of the area. These scenic paths wind through wetlands, woodlands, meadows, and fields and past streams, rivers, and lakes while traversing wood and stone bridges."

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Prohibited
Biking, camping, snowmobiling, swimming, and open fires are strictly prohibited.

Things To Do at Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Birding - designated an IBA (Important Bird Area)
Bridle Path (horseback riding)
Fishing
Hiking
Hunting *
Interpretive signs *
Museum/Visitors Center *
Nature Trail *
Picnic Tables *
Scenic Views
Self-Guided Tours *

    Winter Activities
    Cross-country Skiing
    Sledding
    Snowshoeing
Special Attraction
- Rockefeller Art Gallery of two-dimensional arts
- Rotated every six weeks

Trail maps with distance and grade descriptions of all the carriage roads and equestrian permits are available at the Preserve Office.

After a day of fun activities and attractions at Rockefeller State Park, have dinner out at one of the excellent Restaurants in Westchester, NY.

Wheelchair Accessible*
Accessible indicates that, to the extent practicable, this facility or activity meets the Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility standards. It is strongly recommended that you contact the facility in advance for a full description of facilities.


Location: Pocantico Hills

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