Welcome to Woodchuck Lodge
“These hills fathered and mothered me. I am blood of their blood and bone of their bone, and why should I not go back to them in my last years?”
John Burroughs, Literary Naturalist, 1910
The first in a series of six programs to be held the first Saturday of each month from the porch at the Lodge will be May 3 when Dr. Barbara Kearns will talk about Burroughs' 1866 essay "The Adirondacks." She will retrace his hiking route, and Karen Underwood, Woodchuck Lodge Vice President, will read excerpts from the essay. It's free, and starts at 1 p.m.! Go to the Events page for other upcoming programs.
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Four million new Burroughs fans?
An article in My Ford Magazine pays tribute to an unlikely friendship – that of naturalist John Burroughs and the man who spurred the advancement of industry, Henry Ford. Written by Seth Putnam, the piece has reached four million Ford owners and countless more in the online version, which includes a short video interviewing Woodchuck Lodge Board President Bill Birns and Burroughs’ great-granddaughter Joan Burroughs. Photographer and videographer Jonathan Kane, who visited the Lodge two summers ago, works for Time Inc. Content Solutions and initiated the story. Find it here.