Sunday, August 20, 2017, 9:30AM - 3:00PM
4173 Greene St., Tarrytown, NY,
New York, Hudson River Valley,
The Preserve land is comprised of a portion of the Rockefeller family estate in Pocantico Hills given to the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation in 1983. Since the Preserve's inception, additional bequeaths have extended its size to over 1,400 acres. The most notable feature of the Preserve is the system of carriage roads built by John D. Rockefeller Jr. Designed to complement the landscape, the carriage roads, many of which are 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 while traversing wood and stone bridges. One trail I am interested in exploring is this: 13 Bridges Loop Trail-1.9 miles of even to moderate grade, leading to 13 bridges on the wandering Gory Brook Bring water, lunch, and sunscreen. Sneakers are ok. Please text leader Laurel Weber to confirm attendance. 646-228-7276 Drivers meet at the Tarrytown Train Station at 9:15 AM. Meet in the Parking Lot on the Northbound tracks off of Greene St. Train passengers take the 8:20 AM Metro North Train to Tarrytown, arrive 9:13 AM. Meet drivers on the Northbound (closest to the River) parking lot.
About a 45-minute drive from NYC, up the Saw Mill Parkway. Use 125 Phelps Way Pleasantville NY 10570 in GPS. From NYC by train: Metro North Hudson Line to the Tarrytown Station. From there you can take a short taxi ride from train station to the Preserve Office on Rt. 117 in Pleasantville.