Welcome to Pratt Rock Park
In walking distance from our Bungalow, you will find Pratt Rock Park.
Pratt Rocks climbs to 1,519 feet (462.99 meters) above sea level and it's dedicated to Zadock Pratt, a man from the early 1800's who had the largest tanning operation in the world at the time.
He was tanner, a banker, a US Congressman, a land developer, town magistrate and planner, a colonel in the New York state militia, and a husband five times over.
Add to this veteran of the War of 1812, trader in the Canadian provinces, endower and builder of the Prattsville Academy, and instrumental in the founding of the US Bureau of Statistics.
Pratt Rock is a historical place. Rocks have carvings that represent milestones in Pratt's life who managed to start an amazing business and make a town prosper as a result.
You will find interesting chairs and benches carved from rocks along the way, and the view from the top would make a gorgeous picnic site.
Believe It or Not, Ripley once called this chiseled mountainside "New York's Mount Rushmore".
The trail parallels the road and passes a tall tombstone that marks the common grave of six of Zadock Pratt's favorite horses and dogs.