Rockefeller State Park Preserve

The Rockefeller State Park Preserve has been made possible through the farsighted and generous gift of the Rockefeller Family. Since 1983, over 1700 acres of their Pocantico Hills and Rockwood Hall estates have been deeded to the State of New York to safeguard the natural beauty and wildlife of these lands for present and future generations.

Operated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the Preserve encompasses forested hills and valleys interspersed with a pastoral landscape of fields and pastures in the Pocantico River watershed. A distinguishing feature of the Preserve is over 45 miles of carriage paths, primarily designed by John D. Rockefeller Jr., that lead visitors around the 22- acre Swan Lake and down shady river lanes and intimate wooded paths to panoramic vistas.

The visitor center features a garden with 425 tree peonies donated by Yatsuka Town in the Shimane Prefecture of Japan which bloom in early May and a gallery with changing exhibits of contemporary art and natural and local history.

Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve

The Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works with the Rockefeller State Park Preserve and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation to protect and maintain the Rockefeller State Park Preserve located in Pocantico Hills, NY.

The FRSPP was established in 1996 to encourage public participation in protecting the Preserve’s wildlife and habitat, sustaining its historical and archaeological features, and most importantly – maintaining its unique system of carriage roads. The Friends support educational programs, major exhibits, habitat restoration and carriage road maintenance. All proceeds received by FRSPP from the Pocantico Hills Marathon will go towards carriage road maintenance.

New York New Jersey Trail Conference

The New York New Jersey Trail Conference, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, celebrated its centennial year in 2020.

The Trail Conference maintains and develops more than 2100 miles of trails from central New Jersey to the Catskill Mountains of N.Y., mostly through the coordinated efforts of hundreds of volunteers.

The continued existence of the Trail Conference depends on contributions from runners, hikers and everyone who visits our parks.

Trail Conference A.C.

Trail Conference A.C. is a running club established to organize fundraiser races for the NYNJTC and the parks in which they are held.

Proceeds from our races are divided equally between the parks and the Trail Conference. 

The race will be capped at 500 runners, don’t miss your chance, sign up early!


Sign up sponsors for your race and donate to Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve or the Trail Conference. Visit our fundraising page to learn more.