Description - The Rockefeller State Park Preserve is characterized by a variety of habitats, including wetlands, woodlands, meadows, fields and a lake. Lovely carriage paths offer an opportunity to hike, stroll, job, horseback ride or cross-country ski through beautiful terrain. This is popular park with bird watchers and nature photographers. Fishermen enjoy catching bass and bluegill. A visitor center offers historical exhibits. Equestrian use by permit only.
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Rockefeller State Park Preserve
- The Rockefeller State Park Preserve is characterized by a variety of habitats, including wetlands, woodlands, meadows, fields and a lake. Carriagewayss traverse the park, leading into shady river lanes, intimate wooded paths and panoramic vistas. The preserve is ideal for strolling, jogging, cross-country skiing and horseback riding. Nature enthusiasts enjoy bird watching, photography and sketching. Anglers will find the lake an excellent fishing spot.
Recreation - Rockefeller State Park Preserve offers a visitor center, a nature trail, fishing access, horseback riding, hiking and cross-country skiing. The Preserve is open year-round from 8 a.m. to dusk. Separate horse trailer parking available.
Climate - The Rockefeller State Park area has a varied climate with average January temperatures ranging from above 22 degrees down to 18 degrees Fahrenheit (above -6 degrees Celsius). Summer temperatures average around 72 degrees Fahrenheit (22 degrees Celsius). Precipitation in the region ranges from 40 to more than 44 inches of rain and snowmelt.
Located near the Hudson River, the Rockefeller State Park Preserve may be reached by traveling US 9 near Tarrytown then heading east on SR 117, 1 mile.