Woodchuck Lodge, which is maintained by a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving this treasured site, is open for free, guided tours the first weekend of every month, May through October, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 to 3. Special events and activities are announced on Facebook -- become a friend of johnburroughsofwoodchucklodge!
Naturalist John Burroughs paid lifelong homage to his Delaware County roots. Scattered throughout his essays are scores of recounted memories from the first 17 years of his life, years that he spent near Roxbury, New York. “My blood,” he said, “has the flavor of the soil in it; it is rural to the last drop.” Biographer Edward Renehan, Jr . writes that Burroughs “had a deep psychic connection not only to the geography of his home region, but also to his kin who lingered there above and below ground.”