Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Pleasantville

(4.8/5 based on 120+ 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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Had a great walk off 448 up Lawrences Ridge to a loop back around to end with this beautiful sunset! 
  • This was my second visit to this park. Beautiful area with lots to see in the park and in the immediate vicinty. There are many different routes tomtake, depending on how much and how challenging you ...  more »
  • Went on a family walk the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This was a new area for us. It was windy and chilly, but the walk was made even more pleasant by seeing cows on the property. 
Google
  • Exquisitely maintained grounds. Trails are all nearly gravel paved and very easy to navigate with a stroller. Dogs are permitted on leash. Beautiful vistas and tranquil areas. Often people pass on horseback.
  • Nice place to walk around. Has large lake. Many activities scheduled there. I was there few years ago when they had joint memorial cerimony for 911 and Japan tsunami. They flew hand made Japanese lanterns with candles to float and burn, according to Japanese tradition but eventually not done due to lake contamination concerns.
  • Beautiful reserve that takes hours to walk through. Only downside is that allow horses but not mountain bikes.
  • Great trails. Beautiful place. Easy parking. Great workout.
  • We spent spectacular afternoon there yesterday with my lovely wife. We took beautiful Brother's Path trail around Swan Lake. Please take a look at these awesome pictures that we took on Nov 2nd, 2016 of this Park. https://youtu.be/4Kt0p5vuPIw