Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Pleasantville

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web
• 13 Bridges Loop Trail - 1.9 miles of even to moderate grade, leading to 13 bridges on the wandering Gory Brook

• Bird Feeder Area - located next to the art gallery, many birds frequent the feeders in all seasons

• Fern Garden - located at the entrance, this garden is volunteer maintained

• Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park - 0.9 miles of the Old Croton Aqueduct travel through the preserve.

• Peony Monument - located next to the art gallery, these beautiful flowers were donated by a town in Southern Japan (the town of Yatsuka in the Shimane Prefecture). The peonies bloom every spring in late April through early May.

• Rockwood Hall - it was once the county estate of the late William M. Rockefeller

• Swan Lake - located a short walk from the art gallery, a 22-acre lake

• The Art Gallery @ Rockefeller State Park Preserve - gallery of two-dimensional arts. Rotated every six weeks. See the calendar of events for the most updated exhibit.
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  • Great place for a fall walk ( or snytime fir that matter) Beautiful views of the Hudson. There is also a small museum 
  • My wife and I spent the day walking the trails and couldn't be more impressed. we will definitely go back to this just simply beautiful and serene place to spend an afternoon. the trails are plentiful...  read more »
  • Every time I come here I am surprised by the natural beauty that is so easily accessible at this park. Trails are wide and well cared for. Many options to choose from that offer different habitats, vi...  read more »
  • Easy trails and some decent views. A great "I haven't been hiking in a while" refresher trail. Bathrooms are at the main parking lot.
  • When I feel like local day trip, Rockefeller Park is high on my list. You may not like the idea that you need to pay for parking (6$), but the park is big, not crowded at all, and breath taking at certain days of certain seasons. Clean, peaceful, and beautiful. If you considering, go for it.
  • Absolutely amazing. Stunning scenery and overall very beautiful trails.
  • Modest trails and Oh that blue Hill cafe at the end of the day! Family friendly and ample parking. A new york state treasure.
  • Very nice park for a short walk. It's a shame they've started paving some of the paths in the nominally private part of the park.
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