Destinations Ulster County

John Burrough’s Slabsides


John Burroughs (1837-1921) was one of the most popular authors of his day and is credited with creating the modern nature essay. World renowned naturalist author’s cabin in the woods. Site open year round with picnic areas. See website for cabin tours and special programs. Follow the “Path through History” signs at the intersection of Floyd Ackert Road and Route 9W in West Park, and turn left on Floyd Ackert Road (at Global Palate restaurant) and continue for .8 mile, then left on Burroughs Drive for .3 mile. Park on the road and follow the signs for a short walk to Slabsides.West Park, NY 12594.  (845) 384-6320.