Mountain Top Arboretum is a public garden in the Catskill Mountains dedicated to displaying and managing native plant communities of the northeastern US, in addition to curating its collection of cold-hardy native and exotic trees. Its mountain top elevation of 2,400 feet at the top of the New York City Watershed creates a unique environment for education, research and pure enjoyment of the spectacular and historic Catskills landscape. The Arboretum trails and boardwalks connect 178 acres of plant collections, meadows, wetlands, forest and Devonian bedrock—a natural sanctuary for visitors interested in horticulture, birding, geology, local craftsmanship, hiking and snowshoeing!

 

"I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order."  
- John Burroughs

 

Upcoming EventS

Saving our Native Forest/Ash Monitoring Workshop
Saturday, June 16
1pm - 3pm

Learn about saving the American Ash tree from Emerald Ash Borer.  We will learn about ash trees and  how to monitor for ash that are resistant to the ash borer.   

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WEBCAM

Watch the timber frame construction of the Education Center. 
OR come experience it live! 

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SEasonal hIGHLIGHTS

Come see what our gardens and forests offer for the current season.

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WEATHER

We have our very own weather station on the mountain. Check out our weather in real time. 

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FAMILIES

Mountain Top Arboretum is the perfect place to bring
the entire family. Explore Catskills nature with your kids!

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