The Lodge is now open for the summer season! Tours of the Lodge are offered the first weekend of every month, May through October, Saturday and Sunday, 11-3pm. Click here to find a map of our location.
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.
This Saturday, John Michelotti, owner of Catskill Fungi and President of the Mid-Hudson Mycological Association, discusses the ecological functions of fungi, common edibles and medicinal mushrooms in the Catskills, as well as historic uses of fungi and present day research and innovations. Learn to easily grow mushrooms indoors or in your garden as companions to your plants this season. Find out more at CatskillFungi.com. This event takes place at Woodchuck Lodge, 1633 Burroughs Memorial Road, Roxbury, NY 12474.
“The wise human eye loves modesty and humility; loves plain, simple structures; loves the unpainted barn that took no thought of itself, or the dwelling that looks inward and not outward; it is offended when the farm buildings get above their business and aspire to be something on their own account, suggesting, not cattle and crops and plain living, but the vanities of the town and the pride of dress and equipage.”
Phases of Farm Life, In the Catskills John Burroughs
To promote our Wild Saturday events at Woodchuck Lodge John Michelotti of Catskill Fungi and Mairead Mulhern, Environmental Educator at Mine Kill and Max V. Shaul State Parks will be appearing on WIOX Radio on Monday morning May 1st. They will be the second and third guests on “The Economy Of” with J.N. Urbanski. The show is broadcast for an hour from 9am to 10am on Monday, but to hear only our Woodchuck Lodge guests, tune in at about 9.20am.
On April 22, 2017, trustees of the Board of Woodchuck Lodge will prepare the lodge for opening to the public beginning with a clean-up at 10am. Docent training will begin at noon. If anybody is interested in becoming a docent, please email us at email@example.com.
Welcome to Woodchuck Lodge’s brand new website. Stay tuned on the blog for the latest happenings in and around John Burroughs’ home and gravesite, a property that is conserved by a non-profit organization of the same name, devoted to preserving the lodge, headed by Bill Birns, a local Catskills historian.
The lodge opens to the public on May 5th with the first of our Wild Saturdays!