Bethel, New York: Woodstock Festival Monument

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Address:
236 Hurd Rd, Bethel, NY
Directions:
On Hwy 17B, north side, five miles east of Fosterdale, or ten miles west of Hwy 17 exit 104. Turn north onto Hurd Rd for one mile. Turn right onto W. Shore Rd. You'll see the small parking lot for the monument immediately on the right.
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Woodstock.

Woodstock Festival Monument
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Woodstock Monument.

Woodstock Festival Monument

Behind a nice row of shrubbery you'll find the monument. But for us, there was a guy and gal gazing out over the Woodstock amphitheater ground; she looked like she was getting dressed! Buttoning her top and then putting in earrings? Ugh! They were young enough to not have been conceived there and old enough to know better! It's not the '60s anymore for pity's sake! My Tip: Make some noise as you come around the hedges.

[Mavis & Jeff, 06/11/2018]

Woodstock Monument.

Woodstock Festival Site

The Woodstock Festival monument gets repainted every year by a local artist named Mikey. He has a cat he named "My Kitty" because she said it sounds like Mikey.

[Brian From Rockland County NY, 06/08/2014]

Woodstock Festival monument.

Woodstock Festival Site

The Woodstock Museum on Bethel Woods grounds is excellent and worth the $15/ person fee. If you're at the monument, there's a flat gravelly area downhill from it that was the location of the stage, bottom center to the large grassy "bowl." Museum is at the top. Free easy parking. Convenient facilities, too.

[Hal Clarke, 09/22/2012]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Official Woodstock Rock Festival MuseumOfficial Woodstock Rock Festival Museum, Bethel, NY - < 1 mi.
Hippie Muffler ManHippie Muffler Man, Bethel, NY - 2 mi.
Tiny Stone Castle of Swan LakeTiny Stone Castle of Swan Lake, Swan Lake, NY - 6 mi.
In the region:
Columcille Megalith Park and Celtic Art Center, Bangor, PA - 56 mi.

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