The Ashokan Center
Where Nature Inspires
Join us September 2-5 for Catskill LIT, a writing festival & retreat held at Olivebridge, NY’s Ashokan Center. Located in the storied Catskill Mountains adjacent to the Ashokan Reservoir, the primary water source for New York City, The Ashokan Center is the oldest outdoor environmental education organization in New York State. Their lush 385-acre campus is comprised of fields, forests, trails and streams and features a number of historically significant structures including Turnwood Covered Bridge (1885), the original Marbletown Schoolhouse (1817), and the Winchell Farmhouse (1780).
Powered 100% by solar energy and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Ashokan means "place of many fish" or "where waters converge.”