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Woodchuck Lodge Newsletters:

Enjoy the news from Woodchuck Lodge.

Woodchuck Lodge was built around 1860 by Curtis Burroughs on the east end of the family’s expansive farm. The house was used by brother John Burroughs as a summer home and writing retreat from 1910-1920.

It's April, time to celebrate Spring, and John Burroughs, who was born 175 years ago, April 3, 1837. Below please find a short Woodchuck Lodge newsletter that includes a Calendar of Events for 2012. We have some wonderful activities planned, starting with a Birthday Observance May 6 at Burroughs Memorial Field.

Hope to see you at the Lodge this year!

May 2012 Newsletter and Calendar

Here are some earlier newsletters from Woodchuck Lodge:
June 2010 Newsletter.
May 2008 Newsletter.

Woodchuck Lodge Events:

Sat., June 9, 2012 John Burroughs Community Day.
Activities for the whole family to celebrate naturalist John Burroughs' 175th Birthday!
Lodge Tours, Geocaching, Birds of Prey, Reading at the Rock, Wildflower Walk, Discovery Hike for Kids, Tree Pruning Workshop and Keynote Speaker: John Lutz, Founder of Woodchuck Lodge.
Click here for the flyer.


Sat., June 4, 2011 John Burroughs Community Day.
8 a.m. Bird Walk with writer, guide and Burroughs biographer Ed Kanze, meet at Woodchuck Lodge, 6133 Burroughs Memorial Road, 2 miles off NYS Route 30, north of Roxbury. Space is limited, registration recommended: 607-326-2978; johndonna@hughes.net.

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Lodge open for tours.
2 p.m., Ed Kanze presents “The World of John Burroughs,” a slide show of historic and nature photographs and a profile of the naturalist’s life and work. Roxbury Central School library, Main St., Roxbury.
Admission to bird walk, tours and talk by donation. Sponsored by Woodchuck Lodge, Inc. 

Press Release

Contact: Diane Galusha, 845-586-4973


Visit the Lodge in 2011!
Woodchuck Lodge will be open for tours from 11 am to 3 pm on the following weekends:
May 7-9;
June 4-5 (Sat. 11-1 only),
July 2, 3 and 4
August 6-7,
September 3-4
October 1-2

There is no admission fee, but donations toward the restoration and upkeep of the house and site are greatly appreciated.

Directions: NYS Route 30, five miles south of NYS Route 23 in Grand Gorge and a mile north of the hamlet of Roxbury. Turn onto Hardscrabble Road (watch for signs for Woodchuck Lodge and Memorial Field). Bear left onto Burroughs Memorial Road, about one mile to the Lodge.

To read about past events, visit the Woodchuck Lodge Archives.



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