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Opus 40

50 Fite Road, Saugerties, NY 12477
845-246-3400
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Ranked #3 of 20 Attractions in Saugerties
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Art Museums
Activities: Hiking
Description: This sculpture park was intended to house the works of the designer, but the setting itself became the artist's masterwork.
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Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Interesting in that one man created a sculpture garden with great views of the Hudson Valley mountains. Walking among the man made quarry trails could be a bit of a challenge for anyone with a handicap. Admission fee is $10; some days seniors are admitted for $7. Worth a visit if in the area. Close by (5 miles or so)... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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30 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

It is almost like a labyrinth to follow the artist musings and rock garden trail of this life-time project of an incredible artist. Pack a lunch for a picnic and stay a while to explore the trails and scenery. The detail and passion of this backyard project is awe-inspiring. An unusual gem of an attraction, not to miss. Not far... More

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Mahopac, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Quite an amazing place when you stop and think that one man created this. And with no power tools.The beautiful background of the mountains just adds to the feel of the place. And the little museum is very nice and quite interesting. Definitely worth going to see.

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Marienville
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6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Located between Woodstock and Saugerties, it was very interesting to see what one man created from a rock quarry. Opus 40, so named because he planned on spending 40 years to create but died after 37 years in an accident. It is quite more extensive than I thought it would be. The admission is $10, but I guess there is... More

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Lagrange, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Beautiful place with neat history. Nice trails and scenery. Especially in the fall. Attended a beautiful wedding right on site of the large monolith stone.

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Glens Falls, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We stopped by on our way back north. It's only about 10 minutes off the i87 (exit 20). What a delightful place. Very inspiring to walk around and explore the stone pathways and consider the obsessive detail and dedication that were the result of one man's passion. The wood house is also very beautiful as are the other buildings, (also... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It was ok,,,,,,except, no rest rooms......only disgusting, filthy porta-potties, and no running water to wash hands.

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Cairo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I just have to say that Opus 40 is one of the gem's of the Catskills. Founded by Harvey Fite, 1930-1976, who was one of the founder's of Bard College on the "other" side of the Hudson River, this sculpture garden is purely a tribute to stone, We have been to Opus 40 several times and love the rock walls,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We stopped at Opus 40 while driving to Montreal. It is full of sculptures and structures made of blue stone. We walked around and looked at the great work of Mr Fite. Watch out for snakes, though. We saw a few very close to the bench where we were having lunch. A bit scary.

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Opus 40 is an incredible landmark created by 1 man: Harvey Fite. Walking through this location you are struck by his design, hardwork, dedication and passion. Mr. Fite hand built and placed every stone over 37 years. The beauty of Opus 40 is astounding! The caretakers and greeters are wonderful people. Friendly, caring, patient: willing to answer every question, and... More

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