The Mountain Top Arboretum is open dawn to dusk, year round and admission is free.
The Mountain Top Arboretum is open for the public's enjoyment, 2400 feet above sea level in the rugged high peaks region of New York's Catskill Mountains. It is a preserve and a garden where native trees, shrubs, and wildflowers live side-by-side with exotic transplants hardy enough to survive the elevation and harsh climate.
There are three main areas at the Mountain Top Arboretum to stroll through and visit the plant collections, enjoy the views, and watch wildlife. Each walk (see box on left for list of the main areas) will take about 20-35 minutes or more, depending on whether or not you stop to read all the signs, listen to the audio tours, and take photographs. A five minute walk down Maude Adams Road, a private road with a slight change in grade, will take you to the East Meadow. It is difficult to push strollers and wheelchairs on most of the paths due to the soft surfaces.
- Please leave plants, flowers, and wildlife undisturbed
- Enjoy nature’s sounds – no radios, tape or CD players
- No pets on the grounds
- No picnicking or barbecuing, or swimming
- There is no public telephone
- Restrooms are located near the parking area
BIRD WATCHING, PAINTING, DRAWING, AND PHOTOGRAPHY ENCOURAGED!
Thank you for your cooperation.