In the Landscape Series

When:
August 21, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
2022-08-21T10:00:00-04:00
2022-08-21T12:00:00-04:00
Where:
MANITOGA / The Russel Wright Design Center
584 NY-9D
Garrison
NY 10524
Contact:
(845) 424-3812
IN THE LANDSCAPE: MINDFUL GUIDED HIKES
Manitoga presents In the Landscape, a series of informed and inspired walks that reinforce observation and sensory exploration. Each individually themed walk is designed to relax, teach and cultivate a sense of place while exploring this resilient woodland with experts in horticulture and meditation.
This program was developed with support from Open Space Institute’s Malcolm Gordon Charitable Fund and a Hudson River Valley National Heritage Grant.
2022
In the Landscape: Lens on the Forest – Wildflowers & Ferns
Sunday, May 15, 10am – 12pm
$30 per person
Led by naturalist and mycologist Taro Ietaka, this two hour guided moderate hike offers an intimate experience of the richness of the Hudson Valley flora at Manitoga. Space is limited, reservations required. This experience includes a mandatory strenuous uphill climb with frequent pauses along the way.
In the Landscape: Mind the Forest
Friday, May 20, 3 – 5pm
Sunday, July 17, 9 – 11am
Sunday, October 23, 9 – 11am
Sunday, December 3, 9 – 11am
$30 per person
Children (including infants) must be at least 5 years old to attend
Join Mindful Outdoor Nature Guide Jane Dobson for the Japanese practice of Forest Bathing. Unlike a typical walk in the woods, Forest Bathing is slower and more deliberate, allowing our bodies and minds to reset in the natural environment we evolved from. Nature exposure lowers blood pressure and heart rate, reduces stress, and boosts our immune system and mood. Join any one walk or the full series as we explore different aspects of nature connection. Reconnect with nature, oneself and others. Space is limited, reservations required.
In the Landscape: Dawn Chorus
Sunday, June 25, 5:30 – 7:30am
$30 per person
Enjoy early morning bird songs with composer, musician and philosopher-naturalist David Rothenberg on a sensory experience along Manitoga’s woodland footpaths designed by Russel Wright. Experience includes mandatory moderate hike. Space is limited, reservations required.
In the Landscape: Russel Wright’s Quarry to Quarry
Sunday, August 21, 10am – 12pm
Sunday, November 6, 10am – 12pm
$20 per person
Explore Manitoga’s landscape as a personal expression of designer Russel Wright during NY State Path Through History weekend. Join designer Clay Burns on a guided 1-1/2 hr. / 1.5 mile moderate hike from the highly designed Quarry Pool at Dragon Rock to the wilderness of Lost Pond Quarry. Space is limited, reservations required.
In the Landscape: Lens on the Forest – Mushrooms
Sunday, September 18, 10am – 12pm
$30 per person
Led by naturalist and mycologist Taro Letaka, this moderate hike offers an intimate experience of the richness of the Hudson Valley flora at Manitoga. Space is limited, reservations required.
In the Landscape: Osios – Sculpted Views of the Hudson River Valley
Sunday, June 19, 10am – 12pm
Sunday, October 9, 10am – 12pm
$20 per person
Explore Manitoga’s landscape as a personal expression of designer Russel Wright during NY State Path Through History weekend. Join Emily Phillips, Manitoga’s Landscape Collection and Preservation Manager, on a 1-1/2 hr. / 1.5 mile moderate hike of Manitoga’s woodland trails, featuring four osios (“beautiful view” in native Algonquin) created by Wright to frame the Hudson River. Space is limited, reservations required.
FOR ALL GUIDED HIKES:
Please wear appropriate walking shoes, dress for weather (including sunscreen and bug spray as needed), and carry water.
Meet at Manitoga’s Visitor/Guide House next to the parking lot located at 584 Route 9D in Garrison, NY. You will be welcomed just before the walk begins. Manitoga does not allow pets, emotional support animals, comfort animals, or therapy dogs. Only ADA Title III service animals are permitted.
PLEASE NOTE:
Manitoga’s guided hikes do not include a tour of the House & Studio.
Manitoga Tours are take place rain or shine and are only cancelled due to inclement (severe) weather, including high winds, torrential rain, lightning and/or thunder.
Manitoga does not allow pets, emotional support animals, comfort animals, or therapy dogs due to the sensitive habitat. Only ADA Title III service animals are permitted. Manitoga has observed and determined that pets, even on leash, threaten the character of the designed landscape. Stepping stones through fern meadows, moss carpets, and ephemeral pools that provide habitat for sensitive species are vulnerable to dog and cat traffic and waste. To fully respect and contemplate the design and nature of the trails, please leave your pets at home.
You are welcome to picnic while hiking but please carry in-carry out. Please help keep the paths clean.