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
Another tour season has ended at the Lodge. If you couldn't get here in 2014, make plans for a visit in 2015, when Woodchuck Lodge will again be open for free tours the first weekend of the month from May through October. Watch for our schedule of Wild Saturday events.
Special tours can be arranged for groups. Call President Bill Birns, 845-254-6025.
Here's a sample of what 65 folks enjoyed on a stellar June afternoon in the Catskills-Click on the full screen icon!
This is "The Walk," written by John Jacobson (fiddler on the tune), inspired by John Burroughs' advice that the walk you take today, should be the walk you took yesterday, and the one you take tomorrow, as nature is ever changing, and there is always something new to see. . .
Thanks to Brett Barry for the audio, and to Fred Margulies for syncing the amateur video with the professionally recorded sound.