Millay Nature Poetry Ramble: a Sensory Awareness and Poetry Walk 

Date: Sunday, August 12
Time: 2:30 to 4:00 pm
Location: Steepletop Grounds

Discover the peace and tranquility of the forest and fields that inspired Millay’s verse. Led by author/naturalist Nancy Castaldo, we will use our senses to develop an acute awareness of our surroundings. We will walk slowly and travel less than 2 miles. Along the way we will read nature poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay and others. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Recommended for adults and youth 12 and up.

Admission is $10, with pre-registration encouraged. Call 518-392-3362 to reserve your space.








Steepletop Tree Walk & Talk 

Date: Saturday, August 25
Time: 10 am to 12 pm
Location: Grounds of Steepletop

Can Trees Write? Looking for their story? Discover the trees at Steepletop.
We will take a walk through the grounds of Steepletop with Frank Buddingh, an International Consulting Arborist with more than 40 years of experience in arboriculture. Frank estimates he has pruned more than twenty five thousand trees and assessed the health of many more. He will talk about individual trees, looking for their individual 'signatures' and share a glimpse of their [life] stories.

Admission: $10, with pre-registration encouraged. Call 518-392-3362 to reserve your space.







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








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The Society's mission is to illuminate the life and writings of Edna St. Vincent Millay and to preserve and interpret the character of Steepletop, her home and gardens, places where nature inspires the creative spirit.