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JAN-FEB 2019

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The Thuja occidentalis maze was planted 20 years ago in the shadow of the iconic two-story summerhouse encased in Wisteria sinensis that serves as a lookout tower. RIGHT: Pathways weave from one bed to another with rustic Eastern cedar benches and arbors along the way. O ONLY TWO HOURS FROM NEW YORK CITY AND TUCKED INTO A mountain range that nobody pronounces properly, Mohonk Mountain House is a Brigadoon-like lodge where guests go not only to relax, recharge, and indulge themselves but also to spend time immersed in nature. The resort is quintessentially outward-bound. Walk the halls of the lodge on a fair day (or even when the weather is less than perfect), and virtually no one will be tarrying indoors. Instead, head out to the trails, and that's where you'll pass other hale and hardy visitors—walking sticks in hand—immersed in the splendor of the Shawangunk Mountains (affectionately called "The Gunks"). The surrounding trails are heaven at a high elevation. Syncopated by signature rustic gazebos along the ridgelines, every step offers a tapestry of wonder and beauty. But perhaps Mohonk's most unique feature is its world-class garden. Bridging styles from the past with daring innovative design, the hotel's ingenious gardeners dream up a new floriferous fantasy each season, causing travelers to make Mohonk Mountain House an annual pilgrimage. It all began 150 years ago when Albert Smiley was lured to the location after his twin brother reported finding the vista of a life- time. An ardent outdoorsman and nature-loving Quaker, Smiley

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