The Awakening Garden is tucked in between the Hudson River (8 miles to the East) and the Catskill Mountains (10 miles to the west). It is just six miles from the Village of Saugerties and fourteen miles to Woodstock, N.Y. The Garden is comprised of 98 acres of rolling land (most of it in a forestry protection plan) bordered on the west by acres of marshland. Many trails crisscross the Garden and lead one to pretty or interesting vistas including a large mountain laurel patch, ancient graveyard, and different stands of mixed wood forests. There’s lots of wildlife both on land and in the marshes. The Awakening Garden is only two hours from the City and is a good place for an easy getaway.
THE ENTRANCE ROCK TO AWAKENING GARDEN
At the entrance to this property there’s a huge rock carved with two Chinese characters: pronounced shin yuan meaning "the Awakening Garden". This also happens to be my mother’s name. May this preserve welcome many, many people from the maddening crowds and allow them to explore the woods, connect with some loved ones, enjoy some quietude and maybe, to be still.
Catskill Cabin Retreats in Upstate New York
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