Rockwood Hall – Archville Bridge – Rockefeller Preserve
Joint Walk with Urban Trail Conference —Enjoy an approximately 4-5 mile loop walk, easy-to-moderate, mostly on the Old Croton Aqueduct trail. We begin at the ruins of Rockwood Hall, built in 1849 and purchased by Wm. Rockefeller, John D. Senior’s younger brother, in 1886, before John D. began acquiring and building what later became Kykuit. We cross the Archville bridge, which replaced the earlier bridge that carried the Aqueduct over Rt. 9 and served as a carriage trail connecting the two estates. We reach the Rockefeller State Park Preserve, and walk on Rockefeller trails to view a major Aqueduct structure that crosses the Pocantico River. History, birds, botany, and beauty may be anticipated.
Meet at the Rockwood Hall parking lot (description & directions: www.nynjtc.org/hike/rockwood-hall-sleepy-hollow) behind Phelps Memorial Hospital at 10 am. Inquiries: Sara Kelsey, firstname.lastname@example.org or phone/text: 646-303-1448 Sara Kelsey or Urban Trail Conference co-leader, David Bernstein, email@example.com or 347-224-7376.