There are only about 100 wooden roller coasters in the United States, and Rye Playland is home to one of them. In operation since 1928, the park has both kiddie rides and thrill rides, as well as a boardwalk, beach, and pool area.
Designed by Frank Gehry, the performance space showcases theater, dance, and musicians from around the world.
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Nearly two miles of trails and romantic vistas designed by Hans Jacob Ehlers. It’s called Poets’ Walk in honor of Washington Irving and other authors who reportedly walked here.
Located on the former Pocantico Hills and Rockwood Hall country estates of John D. Rockefeller family and William Rockefeller, the park offers 55 miles of carriage roads for walking, hiking, carriage driving, and cross-country skiing.
The estate is a masterpiece of American Beaux-Arts design and an example of America’s Gilded Age. It sits on 200 acres with Hudson River views and formal gardens.