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.

A Celebration of Gratitude: The Unveiling of the Trout-Lily Trail at Woodchuck Lodge

October 29th, 2017 @ 1pm: A Celebration of Gratitude

Please join us for the opening of the first part of our new hiking trail on the lodge property. The trail, named the Trout-Lily Trail, will have its unveiling event on Sunday October 29th. The event entitled, A Celebration of Gratitude, will begin at 1pm at 1633 Burroughs Memorial Road, Roxbury, NY 12474. Children are welcome.

All are invited to take a stroll on the trail, say thanks to its builders, and enjoy local cider, doughnuts, and other refreshments.

The trail is modest and family-friendly. Read full details on our blog.


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.