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MapJohn Burroughs Sanctuary
Burroughs Drive

West Park, NY 12493
  • Historic Sites


The 170-acre John Burroughs Sanctuary is home to Slabsides, the former home of the famed nature writer.
The grounds are open year-round, but the cabin itself is only open for two days a year. Preserved just as it was when Burroughs occupied it, the one-story structure is made of slabs of lumber with the bark covering the exterior walls. Red cedar posts that Burroughs and his son set in place still hold up the covered front porch.

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