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Hawk Circle

A place to rest, be inspired, and return to the magic of nature.

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Celebrating Over 30 Years of Service

Hawk Circle


"The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper."
-W.B. Yeats

Cultivating human connection with the magic of nature
through healing retreats, trainings & earth living skills


Retreats, Classes
& Trainings

Experiences that inspire, awaken, heal
and guide you home to the heart of nature.

Venue for Hire
Retreats, Weddings &
Family or Corporate Gatherings

Our venue is ideal for small, intimate gatherings, and provides meaningful experiences for your guests, immersed in the beauty of nature. 


We've designed our place to provide comfort, while also giving you the experience and the healing benefits of being in nature. To wake up hearing the morning chorus of songbirds, or the howls of coyotes in the distance as the evening sun drops behind the valley hills, lends itself to a magical and inspiring experience with nature. 

Sacred Land

"A sacred place is where you can find yourself again and again."

--Joseph Campbell

We have been tending this land for more than 25 years in cooperation with the trees, the plants, the stones and the animals with the intention of providing transformative and magical experiences for all who visit.

"Hawk Circle is Heaven right here on earth.  I felt so at peace, nourished and supported by the land, the water, and both of you.  Thank you for this life changing experience!"

We are known for the unique lifestyle that is the very essence of Hawk Circle.  A curative lifestyle that is deeply rooted in the natural world and heals the weary heart, comforts frazzled nerves and stirs the soul awake.


Paths that wind through vegetable, herb and flower gardens, soul-quenching, organic, home-made meals, fresh spring water, our young food forest, hand-woven baskets, and rawhide lanterns all make for a creative, nature-inspired life.   

You are welcome here!



A Curative Lifestyle

Our Location

We are located in the historic Leatherstocking region, just a short, idyllic drive from Cooperstown, with a variety of shops, museums and restaurants to explore.

Our area is known to attract artists and writers inspired by the beauty of the natural world.

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Favorite Blog Posts


Ricardo's TEDx Talk on 

Nature Deficit Disorder

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Using Thyme as a Winter Remedy.  Read on...


The Moral Lessons of the Wilderness Shelter

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Forging New Paths through the Landscape of Division

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About Hawk Circle

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Hawk Circle is nestled in the rolling valley hills of Cherry Valley, NY situated on over 200 acres of woods, fresh water springs and old pasture lands. White-tail deer freely roam, along with bobcats, bears, foxes and weasels. 


Hawk Circle began over 30 years ago as a wilderness summer camp for children and has expanded over the years as a place where people come, seeking healing and renewal, inspiration, sustainable life skills and a deep connection with the natural world.   

Trista and Ricardo

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