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The Geology of Rockefeller Park Preserve, Sleepy Hollow

May 4, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Orange pumpkins on a craggy boulder below Ravens Rock in Sleepy Hollow, New York

Part of the Sites of Interest Along the Old Croton Aqueduct series.

Rockefeller State Park Preserve is known for its wildlife, carriage trails, and scenic vistas. The park’s 55 miles of trails allow visitors to view the various habitats of the 1,771-acre park, which include open meadows, dense forest, meandering brooks, wetlands, and the 24-acre Swan Lake. Rockefeller State Park Preserve abuts the Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park and Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.

Join New York State Parks Environmental Educator, Kim Fendrich, on a journey through time. We will learn about the geologic history of this area and observe evidence of tectonic activity, glaciation, weathering, and erosion throughout the Preserve. This program will feature demonstrations, a discussion, and a short hike to explore evidence of geological history along the Sleepy Hollow trail.

Contact: laura.compagni@parks.ny.gov. Register in advance. Space is limited.


Rockefeller State Park Preserve
125 Phelps Way
Pleasantville, 10570 United States
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