2017 Events at The Lodge

Free Tours of The Lodge, 1633 Burroughs Memorial Road, Roxbury, NY 12474. Here's a link to a map where you can get directions.

Tours of the Lodge are offered the first weekend of every month, May through October, Saturday and Sunday, 11-3pm.

Reservations are not needed. Group tours on other dates are provided upon request with at least one month’s notice. Please note: The Lodge is not wheelchair accessible.

Admission is free; donations towards the ongoing restoration of the house are warmly received.

After your tour, be sure to spend some time at John Burroughs Memorial Field State Historic Site a pleasant walk (or a short drive) up the road. An outdoor exhibit recounts highlights of Burroughs’ life and work. A marked path takes you to his burial place where you can sit on a rustic bench, or on the stone wall surrounding his grave, to drink in the wonderful view and savor the silence. John spent much time here in his youth, day-dreaming atop a boulder deposited by a glacier eons ago. Known as Boyhood Rock, it now marks his resting place, visited by pilgrims from all over the world.

WILD SATURDAYS at The Lodge

June, 3, 2017 @ 1pm: Inside The Honey Bee Colony

Ralph Garofolo, a beekeeper with a deep interest and study of honey bees, will share his experience, insight, and his deep concern for their wellbeing. All events take place at 1633 Burroughs Memorial Road, Roxbury, NY 12474.

WILD SATURDAYS at The Lodge

July 1, 2017 @ 1pm: Wildlife Near Home

Mairead Mulhern, Environmental Educator from Mine Kill and Mac V. Shaul State Parks will discuss local wildlife found in Upstate New York. Come take a look at various pelts, skulls, and feathers that are from local animals found in your county! All events take place at 1633 Burroughs Memorial Road, Roxbury, NY 12474.

WILD SATURDAYS at The Lodge

August 5, 2017 @ 1pm: Observational Hiker

Paul Misko, founder of THE CATSKILL 4000 CLUB gives talks and writes articles on Catskill history, John Burroughs, and hikes. His talk on “Observational Hiking”–something John Burroughs encouraged whenever outdoors. Paul provides a multi-media presentation of his hiking discoveries enhanced by his relevant anecdotes. All events take place at 1633 Burroughs Memorial Road, Roxbury, NY 12474.

WILD SATURDAYS at The Lodge

September 2, 2017 @ 1pm: Face-to-Face With Raptors

Annie Mardiney, federally licensed wildlife rehabilitator, shares her deep passion by bringing hawks, owls, and falcons to Woodchuck Lodge. Come meet them face to face! All events take place at 1633 Burroughs Memorial Road, Roxbury, NY 12474.

WILD SATURDAYS at The Lodge

October 7, 2017 @ 1pm: Alien Invaders in Burroughs' Backyard

John Thompson, Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership Coordinator, updates us on how Catskill forests have changed since John Burroughs tramped through these woods. Forests are now threatened by the introduction of species that would be unfamiliar to Burroughs. Discussion of invasive species and what we can do to help protect the Catskill Mountains for the future. All events take place at 1633 Burroughs Memorial Road, Roxbury, NY 12474.