Rockefeller_State_Park_Preserve

Rockefeller State Park Preserve

Rockefeller State Park Preserve or Rockies as it is commonly known, is a State Park in Sleepy Hollow, New York immediately next to the Hudson River. Common activities in the park include horse-riding, running, jogging, walking and sport fishing. The park has a rich history and was donated in large part by John D. Rockefeller, hence the name of the park. Rockefeller State Park abuts the Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park and Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. The park is designated by the National Audubon Society as an "Important Bird Area" with over 180 species. President Bill Clinton has been known to frequent the park. Rockefeller State Park is known for its wildlife, carriage trails, and scenic vistas. The park is open year-round; it opens at 8 A.M. and closes at dusk. Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture ("a nonprofit farm and educational center designed to demonstrate, teach and promote sustainable, community-based food production" ) is also located within walking distance of the Preserve. Parking is $6.00 for the park. The park's entrance on New York State Route 117 and the highway itself were used briefly in the 2002 comedy, Super Troopers

The State Park Preserve abuts extensive private land, owned by the Rockefeller family, that is open to the public. The trails in the private part connect with those in the State Park, but are not shown on the standard park trail map

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