Manitoga (The Russel Wright Design Center)


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Park Overview:

Site of the Russel Wright Design Center –the home and studio of designer Russel Wright, which has received National Historic Landmark designation.

Trail Uses:Hiking
Dogs:Dogs on leash
Trail Miles:5 miles
Park Acreage:75 acres
Buy Trail Map:East Hudson Trails Map
Web Map:The Russel Wright Center Hiking Map
Buy Book:New York Walk Book

Trail Conference volunteers maintain trails in this park.
Park Description:

Manitoga was the home and studio of home furnishings designer Russel Wright. The site had been previously damaged by a century of quarrying and lumbering. Wright spent three decades designing and sculpting the landscape using native plants, his training as a theater designer and sculptor, and his innovative design ideas. Though the landscape appears natural, it is actually a carfeul design of native trees, rocks, ferns, mosses and wildflowers. There are guided tours of the house and studio from May to October, but the trails are open year round.

Trails Overview:

Trails are laid out ladder-like up the hill toward Lost Pond, making loops of different lengths possible. At the top, connecting trails link Manitoga with the Appalachian Trail and the Osborn Loop in Hudson Highlands State Park. Trails are primarily blazed for clockwise travel.

Click for a detailed description of a hike in the park, includes GPS trailhead coordinates.


In Garrison, on the east side of NY 9D, 2.5 miles north of the Bear Mountain Bridge.

Contact Information:Manitoga/ The Russel Wright Design Center
Region:East Hudson Highlands
Fees:Yes, click on 'Contact Information' for further information