Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Route 117, 1 mile east of Route 9, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591. This park is comprised of over 1,000 acres donated by the Rockefeller family. Seasonal activities include hiking, recreational running, bird watching, fishing (New York state fishing license and Rockefeller Park permit required), picnicking, horseback riding, carriage driving, photography, painting, geocaching (park permit required). In winter, there are sledding hills, snowshoe trails, and cross-country skiing. Household pets are allowed on leash.
Equestrian use and carriage driving is allowed by permit only, contact the preserve office for permit and fee. There’s a $6 parking fee for car parking in the lot at the main entrance. Additional fee for horse trailers. Trail maps are available at the park visitor center and through Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve. Park map is also available as a printable PDF here. Preserve grounds are open year round, sunrise to sunset. Office is open 9:00 am-4:30 pm, closed Christmas day.
Check the Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown calendar for more special events.
The Rocky’s 5k
Run like a headless horseman is after you! This 5k race through beautiful Rockefeller State Park Preserve features bib timing, refreshments, t-shirts, and awards in various categories. Spectacular autumn scenery and raffle prizes! The race is $35 registration, is capped at 375 participants and sells out so register early!
When: Saturday, October 24, 2015. Race begins at 9 am.
Where: Rockefeller State Park Preserve, 125 Phelps Way, Pleasantville, NY 10570
For information and registration: www.rockysraces.org.
Autumn Horse Pace and Luncheon
The Pace is a lovely equestrian event for riders in various categories. Features a delicious catered luncheon, for riders and non riders alike, under a tent at beautiful Rockwood Hall in the Preserve, at $35 adult, $25 children under 12 (prepayment required). Spectacular views of the Hudson River! Cheer the riders at the finish line. Awards in various categories.
When: Sunday, October 18, 2015. Pace: 8 am – 12 noon. Lunch: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm.
Where: Rockefeller State Park Preserve, 1 Rockwood Road, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
For information and registration: http://www.friendsrock.org, 914-762-0209.