About The Land

The Amenia Regenerative Center is located on a beautiful mountain in Amenia, New York. The property includes 153 acres of protected forest, meadows, and wetland areas. 

There is a fruit orchard that dates back about 400 years,  and there's an ancient grapevine that may be the oldest in the state.

The original farmhouse is among the oldest structures in the county, and is in serious need of structural repairs. 

Up the hill, is our new greenhouse. Nearby, a seasonal mountain spring provides water for the greenhouse.

A path through the meadow leads right to the train station as it passes a peaceful turtle sanctuary in the marsh. 
A view of the Mountain

Visiting & Camping

Dawn harvests mushrooms
We welcome visitors and campers!

ARC members receive a free camping weekend each year. Additional camping packages are available at member and non-member prices.

If you are interested in visiting the Amenia Regenerative Center, or would like to arrange a camping retreat, please contact us at least 7 days prior to your visit.   Advance reservations are  required so we can plan for your visit and  arrange for team members to meet you when you arrive.   

Visitors need to be "radically self-reliant". Bring with you everything you will need - water, food, bug repellent etc. At this time we have no amenities other than a porto-san outhouse. Find useful tips for self-reliance here.

We ask all guests to sign a liability waiver form, and abide by our rules of etiquette while on the land. 

Handy Hint: If you have the means to make a donation, you can help us drill a well and renovate the house! :)

Directions:

Please contact us at [email protected] to arrange a visit. Advance reservations allow us to plan our weekly schedule, and arrange for a team member to meet you when you arrive.

Amenia Regenerative Center is located at 426 Old Route 22 in the town of Amenia, NY., near the hamlet of Wassaic. 

Getting Here:

By train:  From NYC you can take the Metro North - Harlem Line from Grand Central to the Wassaic station. A footpath runs from the train station to the ARC land, approximately a quarter-mile walk from the Wassaic Metro North station.
*Be sure to review the train schedule to/from Grand Central before you schedule your arrival time with us.

By car: From Midtown Manhattan, take the FDR north, to The Henry Hudson Parkway, join the Sawmill River Parkway heading north, follow signs to I-684 North towards Brewster. Continue onto NY-22 north(map). 
*There is limited parking on site. Please park considerately. Additional parking is available at the train station.

Around the Region

We are located in the hamlet of Wassaic, within the township of Amenia, New York, about 100 miles north of New York City.

Local nonprofit initiatives have positively transformed our region into a rich resource for arts and ecotourism. The tireless work of The Wassaic Project has brought artists from around the world to this former industrial town.

We are fortunate to be situated at the head of the Harlem Valley Rail Trail. At the far end of the trail is The NorthEast Community Center which has provided significant resources & programs for many years to the region.

The entire Hudson Valley / Harlem Valley region     is home to many world-class educational, cultural, and environmental institutions. You may be interested in visiting these:

The Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies - offers free science lectures and the longest standing research on climate change.

COSM, the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors - a center for visionary art and expression.

Omega Institute - the holistic education and retreat center. 

The Amenia branch of the World Peace Prayer Sanctuary shares a powerful message with peace poles situated throughout the region, saying in multiple languages : May Peace Prevail on Earth.

For hikers, you might like to explore nearby geological wonders such as Stone Church of Dover - a triple waterfall through a cave, or the Appalachian Trail - with Macedonia Park, or the ‘cup gardening’ of Innisfree Garden, rated one of the 10 best gardens in the world.
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