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Manitoga (The Russel Wright Design Center)
|Park Overview:|| |
Site of the Russel Wright Design Center –the home and studio of designer Russel Wright, which has received National Historic Landmark designation.
|Dogs:||Dogs on leash|
|Trail Miles:||5 miles|
|Park Acreage:||75 acres|
|Buy Trail Map:||East Hudson Trails Map|
|Buy Book:||New York Walk Book |
|Park Description:|| |
Manitoga was the home and studio of home furnishings designer Russel Wright. The site had been previously damaged by a century of quarrying and lumbering. Wright spent three decades designing and sculpting the landscape using native plants, his training as a theater designer and sculptor, and his innovative design ideas. Though the landscape appears natural, it is actually a carfeul design of native trees, rocks, ferns, mosses and wildflowers. There are guided tours of the house and studio from May to October, but the trails are open year round.
|Trails Overview:|| |
Trails are laid out ladder-like up the hill toward Lost Pond, making loops of different lengths possible. At the top, connection with the Appalachian Trail and the Osborn Loop in Hudson Highlands State Park are possible. Trails are blazed for clockwise travel only.
In Garrison, on the east side of NY 9D, 2.5 miles north of the Bear Mountain Bridge.
|Contact Information:||Manitoga/ The Russel Wright Design Center |
|Region:||East Hudson Highlands|
|Fees:||Yes, click on 'Contact Information' for further information|