Rockwood Hall at Rockefeller Preserve to Archville Bridge

Rockwood Hall at Rockefeller Preserve to Archville Bridge

Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 10:00am

Approximately 4 mile loop walk, easy-to-moderate, 3 hours, bring water and a snack, wear sturdy shoes.

Meet at the parking lot behind Phelps Memorial Hospital (description & directions: www.nynjtc.org/hike/rockwood-hall-sleepy-hollow). We will begin near 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 will walk through the Preserve, with its specimen trees in a landscape designed by Olmsted, and on the Aqueduct to 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 will then return by a different route to our starting place.

Required: pre-registration (limited number); masks, and social distancing.

Walk will be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate.

Contact: Sara Kelsey, saraakelsey@gmail.com or call/text 646-303-1448.

More About This Location: 

Rockwood Hall

A 1,000-acre landscaped estate around a large Elizabethan Rockefeller family mansion, with miles of trails and Husdon River Views.

Parking:

Near intersection of Phelps Way and Rockwood Road.