Photo Credit: Javier Sierra
Our Location & Accommodation
Hawk Circle is located in the foothills of the Catskill and Adirondack Mountains - the land of the Mohawk Tribe. Surrounded by rolling green hills, we are inspired by the same wilderness that inspired James Fenimore Cooper's, Leatherstocking Tales.
Council Rock, the meeting place of the Iroquois Confederacy, sits at the mouth of the Susquehanna River and Otsego Lake, also known as Glimmerglass - a place where one can slip back into time of the Native heritage that is so prominent in this area. At the same place, you can see the mysterious castle named Kingfisher Tower, "dedicated to the Lady of the Lake" that protrudes from the western shores. Here is where the legends of the Native Americans and the Arthurian Legends of the Celtic people merge; two cultures otherwise separated by the vast Atlantic Ocean.
We draw from the legends and lore of the Native Americans and Celtic people, as they were both so powerfully connected to the natural world. Through their rich heritages, we are inspired to re-connect people to the magic, beauty and power of nature.
Hawk Circle is a vast wilderness, located on 200 acres with many diverse plants, trees and wildlife on the outskirts of the village of Cherry Valley. We're only 15 minutes from Cooperstown and Otsego Lake, and several New York State Historical Museums. While many people come to this area for the Baseball Hall of Fame, others visit in appreciation of the beautiful and serene wilderness, farms, and country B&B's.
In the other direction is the historic town of Sharon Springs, once an old spa town with sulphur baths and now revitalized with quaint shops and Inns, and home to the famous Beekman 1802 Mercantile.
We are located just an hour and 20 minutes from the Albany airport and train station. For GPS, please use 219 Hawk Circle Lane, Cherry Valley, NY . 13320.
We have beautiful, hand-crafted, timber frame cabins located just on the edge of our forest, that provide a dry and safe place for our program participants to sleep. Each cabin sleeps six, with two single beds and four bunk beds. Cabins are quaint and homey and uniquely designed with animals and symbols carved into the beams making for a memorable stay. Beds have wooden platforms, so bringing a mattress pad both for added cushion and for insulation is advised along with pillows and sleeping bags.
Our single cabin is a cozy, timber frame cabin. It contains a bed with a comfortable mattress and plenty of space to sit and write. It is conveniently located near all the other cabins as well as the hand wash and first aid stations.
We have a second cabin that is located just down the hill from the rest of the cabins, through the maple grove and is tucked in amongst the honeysuckle bushes. It sleeps two and is conveniently located half way between camp and the farmhouse.
The Farmhouse is the original house here at Hawk Circle and is where our kitchen, dining area, office and infirmary are located. It's centrally located and only a minute walk down the hill from the camp site. It's also where many of our staff and apprentices live through out the year. Its front porch holds fond memories for many who stay at Hawk Circle, watching the fog lift from the hill during early morning breakfasts and sharing meaningful conversations with friends.
We have one indoor and two outdoor showers and two indoor bathrooms in our new camp building, Eagle House. This building is handicap accessible.
The original, old timber frame barn is used both for our timber frame workshop space while the back of the barn is used as a classroom. It's rustic quality, still housing an old grain chute, is appealing to many. It's warmed by a woodstove during chilly days and the ceiling is lined with a variety of saplings and plant fibers drying to be used as arrow shafts, cordage and hand drill fires. While this room will still be used, our new indoor classroom Eagle House offers a very spacious, yet rustic space with wonderful views looking out over the valley, right up at our camp, perfect for crafts, community gathering, yoga and meditation, games and social activities.
Our infirmary is part of the farmhouse and consists of a bed and bathroom with shower. It's fully equipped with medical supplies and is a quiet place for anyone not feeling well to rest and have some time to relax and heal. We have a residential EMT or nurse on site during our summer camp programs.