VISIT: Tour the Landscape
Olana's landscape was created over forty years of Frederic Church's life and many consider it his greatest work. Over 250 acres of an artist designed landscape that can be experienced by walking over five miles of carriage drives that bisect the property. Walks around the landscape can be as short as 15 minutes to over two hours if one wants to walk the entire carriage drive system. We have created some excellent brochures to guide your way through Olana's incredible landscape.
To start your tour, download a map of Olana's carriage drives and key features.
Discover Olana's landscape through the interactive family guide.
Learn about pond life plants and animals with a walk around the lake at Olana.
Did you know that Olana was predominantly meadow around the Ridge Road? Learn about the life of a meadow.
Olana started as a farm, and Church was incredibly proud of this. Experience the landscape of the farm and how it transitions to the forest.
Staff archaeologists from the New York State Bureau of Historic Sites has conducted extensive excavations at Olana. Read about all of the interesting artifacts that they have discovered.