Sunday, December 11, 2022

Rockefeller State Park Winter Snow

Westchester Co.,
New York

Hiking Trails:
Sleepy Hollow Trail
Pocantico River Trail
Rockefeller Family Trail
Farm Meadow Trail
Brother's Path
Nature's Way
Glacial Erratic Trail

Total Time: 1:05 hour
Estimated Distance: 3.1 Miles

Pros: Many trails and routes
Cons: Busy area
Hike Type: Loop
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy

Google Maps of Parking:

This hike was in early December. The forecast had predicted snow, with an accumulation later in the day. It was just a wet snow at this point, but was still cold and wet and not the greatest day for a hike, with a strong wind on top of everything. I had been here several times before, and there are many trails in the area, but there isn't really great scenery. Considering the weather I opted do hike some more trails in this area.

There is a year-round parking fee here with a self-parking station, but I parked on Sleepy Hollow Road where there is free roadside parking. I took the Sleepy Hollow Trail across the Pocantico River to the Pocantico River Trail, and headed south to the Rockefeller Family Trail, which I took up the hill alongside the brook to the Farm Meadow Trail. I then took the Brother's Path alongside Swan Lake, to the main parking area, to Nature's Way, taking a short detour to the Glacial Erratic Trail. I then continued on Tower Hill Road back to my car.

Map of the Route

Sleepy Hollow Trail at the Beginning of the Hike

Pocantico River

Stream Along the Rockefeller Family Trail

Farm Meadow Trail

Swan Lake

Ducks at Swan Lake

Nature's Way Large Rock

Nature's Way Greenery

Large Glacial Erratic

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