The Thorn Preserve is owned by The Catskill Center and located at 55 John Joy Road in Woodstock, NY. The newly acquired and protected preserve is comprised of 60 beautiful acres in the heart of Woodstock, Ulster County.
Thorn Preserve boasts the most painted views of Overlook Mountain. Sweeping bird and butterfly grassland habitat, riparian forest, and ponds make this spot a wonderful break from the bustle of town. Mowed walking paths are easily accessible from John Joy Road.
Thorn Preserve is operated in partnership with Woodstock Land Conservancy, together they are creating a shared vision for this remarkable community resource. Thorn Preserve will remain an an undeveloped landscape, which will allow us to offer nature-based education, sustainable agriculture, model stream management, and possibly an artists retreat.
Habitat Zones at Thorn Preserve