A New York State Non-Profit 501(C)3 Educational Corporation
Researching Archaeoastronomy and Landscape Archaeology in Northeast America and Beyond
Preserving and Protecting
Environment – Culture – Community
CELEBRATING our 10TH Year!
Stewarding a Manitou Hassennash (Spirit Stone) preserve in Woodstock, NY.
From 10 years ago, this video shows the birth of OMC’s ultimately successful effort to protect lands in Lewis Hollow on Overlook Mountain
Identifying, documenting and protecting Native American Ceremonial Stone Landscapes (CSL) as Important Resources of Cultural Significance.
“Let the Landscape Speak” ~ Doug Harris – Dep. Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO) Narragansett Indian Tribe of Rhode Island (retired)
Thank you for your support!
Overlook Mountain Center (OMC) creates and conducts programming throughout the year, including guided hikes, interpretive tours, camp-outs, workshops and research.
Our focus is on Archaeoastronomy and Landscape Archaeology, as well as documenting and preserving Native American Ceremonial Stone Landscapes (CSL), in northeast America and elsewhere.
Current and past OMC programs appear below.
Sat. April 21st/22nd – Lewis Hollow Hike & Camping in the Quarry
OMC Lewis Hollow Hike and Quarry Campout Sat. April 21st., 2pm – 5PM Hike with optional campout in the quarry until 10 am Sun. April 22nd.
Sat. April 7th @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Mysteries of Monument Ridge Site Visit.
Join Overlook Mountain Center (OMC) to explore the mysterious stone constructions found on “Monument Ridge”, located off Basil Todd Rd., in Fleishmanns, NY. Our host is Todd Pledger, the property owner, who discovered and has been researching and documenting these unique stone monuments. Aligned to water, earth and sky, the features make up a suspected Native American ceremonial stone landscape. Wear sturdy footwear, dress for the forecast and bring some food and water. For more info or to RSVP for directions contact Glenn at 845 417 8384 or Todd at 845 464 6733.
Sun. Mar. 20th @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Spring Equinox Lewis Hollow Hike
JOIN OMC on the Woodstock Village Green, to watch the winter solstice sun rise up Mill Hill Rd., at 7:20am, on Sunday morning. Bring your coffee, tea and bagel or muffin, etc. After sunrise, we’ll hike up in Lewis Hollow (driving, then parking and walking) to visit the Native American great cairns, and solstice altar site. More info at https://www.facebook.com/theOverlookMountainCenter or call (845) 417-8384.
Sun. Oct. 10th @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Indigenous Peoples Day Hike
Catskills Lark in the Park Indigenous Peoples Day Hike. As an alternative to Columbus Day join us to celebrate and honor the first people to inhabit the Catskills by visiting several Manitou Hassennech (spirit stones) sites, consisting of dry stacked stone cairns, stone rows, effigies and aligned boulders, all expressing and ancient, sophisticated belief system. Wear proper footwear and clothing for a fall hike and appropriate for the forecast. Bring lunch or a snack and water. Meet at Woodstock Community Center parking lot, Rock City Rd. Woodstock. More info at www.overlookmountain.org.
To register https://catskillslark.org/park_events/indigenous-peoples-day-hike-sunday-october-10th-2021-10-am/
Sat., Sept. 18th & Sun. Sept. 19th 2021
Overlook Mountain Center (OMC) Spruceton Valley site visit, with overnight camping option.
2022 Scheduled OMC Hikes & Programs. All outdoor events are weather dependent and program schedule is subject to change. Please call (845) 417 8384 for more info. OMC Guided Tours Archive
Please check back for updates, added workshop and lecture events.
Sun. 2/20 – OMC Lewis Hollow Hike
Sun. 3/20 – OMC Vernal Equinox Hike – Lewis Hollow Hike
Sun. 4/24 – Mysteries of Mink Hollow cairns and walls
Sat. 5/21 – Lewis Hollow Hike & Camping in the Quarry
Sat. 6/18 – Summer Solstice Sunset at Spruceton Valley cairns, walls and effigies – Location TBD
Sun. 7/17 – Lewis Hollow cairns, walls and effigies
Sun. 8/21 – Mysteries of Mink Hollow cairns and walls
Sun. 9/18 – Autumnal Equinox Hike – Location TBD
Sun. 10/16 – Spruceton Valley – Camping with the Cairns
Sun. 11/20 – Lewis Hollow cairns, walls and effigies
Sun. 12/18 – Winter Solstice Sunrise Event
Contact OMC: 845-417-8384 | P.O. Box 1278, Woodstock, NY 12498