A Walk at the Rockefeller State Park Preserve

The Rockefeller State Park Preserve is a state park in Mount Pleasant, New York in the eastern foothills of the Hudson River in Westchester County. Common activities in the park include horse-riding, walking, jogging, running, bird-watching, and fishing. The park has a rich history and was donated to the State of New York over time by the Rockefeller family beginning in 1983. A section of the park, the Rockwood Hall property, fronts the Hudson River. It was formerly the private residence of William Rockefeller, and began use as a New York state park in the early 1970s. In 2018, the park was added to New York’s State Register of Historic Places.

I’ve posted about it many times. See here.

Above: View of the Pocantico River


Pocantico River again


Tumbling Water


My friend Antonio and his dog, Henry who clearly doesn’t want his picture to be taken.


One of the pictureque stone bridges


View from the bridge


Another stone bridge


Runners practicing for an upcoming race at the preserve


Waving ferns


Third stone bridge. It’s the most spectacular of the bridges. It has three arches, but is almost impossible to photography because of all of the trees and bushes around it.


Antonio and Henry on one of the stone bridges


The Pocantico river passes under the Old Croton Aqueduct.


Some more fall foliage


Spectacular red tree


Pocantico Falls

Taken with a Sony A7IV and Rokinon/Samyang AF 24-70 f2.8 FE

A Walk in Sleepy Hollow – Lunch at the Bridge View Tavern

After all of the walking documented in the previous few posts I was tired and hungry so I stopped at the Bridge View Tavern for something to eat.

While there is still a view of the bridge it’s gradually narrowing as more and more buildings (condos, co-ops, apartments – I don’t know what they are) rise up by the waterfront in Sleepy Hollow. Maybe eventually the view of the bridge from the tavern will disappear entirely.

My plan had been to walk for a while, get something to eat and then later attend a chamber music concert at the Sleepy Hollow High School. After a fairly lengthy walk, a large meal… and my fatal mistake…a pint of brown ale with lunch I lost the will to go to the concert and returned home.

For more information on the Bridge View Tavern see here:


Taken with a Fuji X-E1 and Fuji XF 35mm f1.4 R