Hudson Valley, CT & Beyond Getaways
Manitoga's Dragon Rock TourMay 18 - November 12
Friday-Monday by guided tour only of Dragon Rock at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Located in Garrison, New York, one hour north of NYC, Manitoga is the home, studio and 75-acre woodland garden of American industrial designer Russel Wright (1904-1976). Famous for his stylish and affordable products for the home at mid-century, Wright was a leading advocate for American design and our natural environment. A National Historic Landmark, Manitoga is one of the few modernist sites with original landscape open to the public.
Tour Dragon Rock, Wright's experimental home which he built into the rock ledge of an abandoned stone quarry while masterfully orchestrating the surrounding landscape into a series of outdoor rooms of varying character and delight. Visitors take a moderate hike around Quarry path, enjoying stunning views of the House and Studio, an ascending stone staircase, a field of mountain laurel, and exquisite moss rooms before crossing over a majestic waterfall to Dragon Rock. Interior spaces are defined by expanses of glass, innovative modern materials, Japanese influences, and seamless connections to outside terraces.
Current installation: INK: The Color of Manitoga by Japanese artist Kazumi Tanaka
Purchase Manitoga tour tickets at visitmanitoga.org, choosing MNR Ticket option ($5 discount). Then purchase your train ticket separately any Metro-North Railroad ticket offices, ticket vending machines, or on the mobile app, MTA e-tix. Show your train ticket at Manitoga's Visitor/Guide House for check-in. Details: visitmanitoga.org/manitoga-public-tours or call 845-424-3812.
Self-guided hikes along three trail loops from half a mile to 1.5 miles available year-round from sunrise to sunset. Suggested donation of $5. No pets please. For more information, visit manitoga.org
For Saturday and Sunday 11am Tour ONLY beginning on June 2: Take the Hudson Line train arriving Cold Spring station at 10:07 a.m. The Cold Spring Trolley ($2 round-trip) meets the train for the 11 a.m. Manitoga tour with a 12:30 p.m. return to Cold Spring. For other tour times and for hiking, take the train to Garrison Station. Arrange a short taxi ride from the station to 584 Route 9D, Garrison, NY 12508.
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