John Burroughs Slabsides and Nature Sanctuary

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Slabsides is the rustic cabin retreat of literary naturalist John Burroughs. Slabsides is set within the 200 acre John Burroughs Nature Sanctuary.

The John Burroughs Nature Sanctuary is a pristine and rugged 200 acre oasis set in the Mid-Hudson River Valley.  It is where literary naturalist John Burroughs built his rustic cabin retreat Slabsides in 1895.  There is a four and a half mile network of trails, including five that are newly constructed.  They are rated easy to moderate and take you among rocky ridges, deep forests, and onto a peninsula in a stunning two-acre pond enabling you to experience the same forest, geologic formations, waterfalls, fern valleys, wildflowers, birds, and wildlife that Burroughs reveled in over a hundred years ago.  Trail features include a 55-step stone stairway, boardwalks (one through Burroughs’ former celery swamp), and a ladder up a cliff.

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All just minutes from Serene Vista B&B and Miracles Day Spa.