Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Sleepy Hollow

in Parks/Outdoor

Route 117, Sleepy Hollow Rd, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591, (914) 631-1470
Visitors will delight in the ever growing haven of open space in Westchester County known as Rockefeller State Park Preserve. The Preserve is an idyllic spot for strolling, jogging, horseback riding, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. With 180 recorded species of birds, the Preserve is a must visit area for birders. In season, licensed anglers enjoy fishing for bass in the 22 acre Swan Lake and for brown trout in the Pocantico River. Stop in the Preserve’s Gallery across from the Visitor Center. Its rotating exhibits feature the art of local artists. The most notable feature of the Preserve is the system of carriage roads built by Rockefellers.  Designed to complement the landscape, the carriage roads, many of which are handicapped accessible, allow visitors to experience and enjoy the natural wonders of the area. These scenic paths wind through wetlands, woodlands, meadows, and fields and past streams, rivers, and lakes. Trail maps of all the carriage roads and equestrian permits are available at the Preserve Office.