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John Burroughs Memorial State Historic Site

John Burroughs Memorial State Historic Site Review

Acres of fields, a small stone gravesite, and mountain views on the outskirts of Roxbury are the perfect memorial to John Burroughs, an early environmentalist whose books changed the way many Americans looked at the natural world. En route to the memorial you'll pass Woodchuck Lodge, a rustic summer home with quarter moons carved into closed shutters that Burroughs built in 1908 for his retirement years. You can stand on the front porch where Burroughs slept, and take in the vistas that inspired him.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Burroughs Memorial Rd., west of Rte. 30, Roxbury, NY
  • Phone: 607/326–7908
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Daily dawn–dusk
  • Website:
  • Location: Roxbury

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