Places to Visit »Rockefeller State Preserve

rockefeller state park preserveWe have taken many a day trip to the local surrounding parks and I may have just found my favorite. Located north of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow, this expansive and well maintained natural oasis has 1,233 acres of rolling hills, woodsie shelters, and a scenic, aptly named Swan Lake.

The park was built by Rockefeller and has many wide and winding paths that were initially paved for picturesque carriage rides through his land. I was most impressed with the clear maps and signage–there is little chance of getting lost and each trail has distance and gradation descriptions.

Stop in Tarrytown before or after and eat at Lefteris Gyro. Or you can head over to the Blue Hill at Stone Barns, a detour we plan on taking the next time we're here. There are enough different routes and hikes that you can go many times before repeating the experience. Just a really beautiful and peaceful park.

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Posted on May 21, 2007

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