Set amongst the Catskill mountains and the creeks which flow into the Hudson River, more than 500 acres of a manicured landscape is home to large-scale outdoor art installations. Storm King Art Center, located in Upstate New York, lures art enthusiasts and curious amblers daily.
My month-long journey living in Kingston had come to its end. The car was repacked — stuffed with shoes and bins, coats and heavy sweaters set apart as springtime made its arrival, assuredly this time.
And so, it would be our thirtieth day, that we would finally make it to Storm King — on our return to the city.
The area feels like a bowl. None of the installations nor rolling lawns are viewable nor teased from the highway. Instead, these massive sculptures and creations stand concealed by the surrounding terrain.
As a volunteer at a museum in New York, the entrance was free and near to the park’s parking area, a quirky outdoor café served us delicious chili as we watched bicyclists and trolleys of tourists pass by.
Paths and walkways are built throughout the park but exploring these artistic monsters up close is encouraged.
The sheer vastness of the park makes it easy to understand why visitors may opt for wheels, and on my next trip, I would likely rent a bike to see more of this curious place.
The size and heft of material of each installation remarkable.
Come one, come all, to Storm King.