May

Steepletop Opens for the Season 

Steepletop will open for tours begining May 5th and welcome visitors through Monday, October 30th. In season, we offer guided tours of the house and  grounds & gardens Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. In the off-season, private tours are given by appointment.  Click here to see details of the current tour schedule.

 

 

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Audubon Bird Walk 

Date:          May 20, 2016                                                           
Time:         7:30am to 9:30am
Location:  The Grounds at Steepletop                   

Calling All Bird Lovers...to our annual early-season event

Millay inspired many people with her nature poetry.  She especially loved birds and kept a detailed account of the comings and goings of them at Steepletop in a little bird guide book. This passion inspired the charming memoir of her life, Indigo Bunting, by Vincent Sheean, published in 1951.

To honor Millay’s legacy, we have once again asked Larry Federman, of the Audubon Society, to conduct a bird walk here at Steepletop.  Over the past two years this event is a favorite of Steepletop visitors. We hope to inspire our those who partake in this event to learn more about birds and help to protect the wildlife and the magnificent habitat that surrounds us.

Please join us. Bring your binoculars and hiking attire. We will gather at the Visitors Center at Tamarack Cottage by 7:15 am for this adventure.  In case of rain, event will be rescheduled. Cancelations will be posted on our website EVENTS page and our Facebook page.

This event last year was a highlight of the seaon. Don't miss it. 

Fee: $10

For those who wish to take a tour of Millay's home afterwards, a 10:00am tour will be offered at a special price of $12.

Birders at Steepletop, 2015. Chestnut-Sided Warbler and Indigo Bunting photographed at Steepletop. © Larry Federman

 

 

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Saturday

 

 

Hiking Steepletop 

Dates: May 27; June 16; July 8; August 13; September 16; October 15
Time: 10am to 12pm
Location: The Grounds at Steepletop

Another extrememly popular tour from last season is back with expanded dates. 

Description of Tour:  This tour allows visitors an expanded view of the wonders of Steepletop.  The tour will include a selection of Millay’s nature poetry, much of it inspired right here at Steepletop.  We will be exploring areas of the property not included in the regular House or Grounds & Gardens tours.  Be advised that this is a hike.  We will be walking over uneven terrain, through the forest and the fields.  Some of the property may be boggy.   Please wear attire appropriate for hiking.

Meet at Tamarack Cottage Visitors Center 15 minutes before the hike begins.

To make a reservation or for more information, call Steepletop at 518-758-9671, Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm or email us at info@millay.org.

Fee:  $25

For those who wish to take a tour of Millay's home afterwards, a 12:30 pm tour will be offered at a special price of $12.

Hiking Steepletop 2015 Season

 

 

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Saturday

 

 

Steepletop: Behind The Scenes 

Steepletop:  Behind the Scenes House Tour
Time: By Appointment

Description of Tour:  This exclusive tour includes the regular tour of Millay's house plus access to the unrestored rooms not open to the public, including the Withdrawing Room with double grand pianos and the "modern" kitchen designed for a Ladies Home Journal magazine article in 1948. We will also include a private look at some of Millay’s personal accessories not seen on the regular tour. The tour lasts about one and half hours. A Grounds and Garden tour is also included in the fee if you wish to take that also; plan another hour.

Fee:  $50  

Please register in advance by calling Martha Raftery at 518-392-3362 or by email at martha@millay.org.

 

 

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