A Walk in the “Rockys”

Rockefeller Preserve A WalkA sprawling property of 1,400 acres, Rockefeller State Park Preserve, some call it the “Rockys”, is a wonderful place to walk, run, explore and contemplate.

We spent a few hours here on a beautiful Sunday morning strolling the miles of carriage trails and enjoying the wildlife.

Rockefeller Preserve trees by Swan LakeWalking along the 22 acre Swan Lake.

Rockefeller Preserve Carriage Path WalkThe preserve was originally created with trails for the Rockefeller’s to ride their carriages. Ah the gentry life.

Rockefeller Preserve Woodland Path

There are dozens of wooded trails to explore, over 180 bird species have been seen here.

Rockefeller Preserve Stone Wall

An old stone wall, the property is so well maintained but allowed to remain rustic.Rockefeller Preserve rolling hill

A beautiful rolling meadow.

Rockefeller Preserve Horse pasture

The horses have room to run.

Rockefeller Preserve PondAnother view of the lake.

Rockefeller Preserve Peter the Observer

Eventually we go to the adjoining Stone Barns Center For Food and Agriculture.

Rockefeller Preserve Flowers

Lush with flowers.

Rockefeller Preserve Flowers and Bees

There is a restaurant, cafe, shop and endless events here. Children are welcome.

Rockefeller Preserve Kids

Dedicated to Peggy Rockefeller.

Rockefeller Preserve Peggy Dedication

Look for the turtles.

Rockefeller Preserve Turtle 1 Rockefeller Preserve Turtle Rockefeller Preserve Turtles

Rockefeller State Park Preserve

Stone Barns Center

Places to Go, Things to DoDining Shopping
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