In the law law that created the park a number of purposes were listed:
- to interpret the history and evolution of conservation stewardship in America.
- To recognize interpret the contribution and birthplace of George Perkins Marsh, pioneering environmentalist, author of Man and Nature, statesman, lawyer, and linguist.
- To recognize interpret the contributions of Frederick Billings, conservationists, pioneer reforestation, and scientific land management, lawyer, philanthropist, and rural build the, who extend the principles of land management introduced by Marsh
to preserve the marsh-Billings-Rockefeller mansion and assist surrounding lands.
- To recognize a significant contributions of Julia Billings, Mary Billings French, Mary French Rockefeller, and Laurance Spelman Rockefeller in perpetuating the marsh-Billings heritage.
|My grandson getting his award|
There are guided tours through the mansion, walking paths through the woods and beautiful scenery to behold. For the children, there is a Junior Ranger program, in which child is given a booklet, and a path to follow and fill out answers to questions to help that child learn about stewardship. At the end and the visitors center, the child is awarded a certificate and a Junior Ranger badge.
|Carriage House-Visitors Ctr., Coppola|
|Carriage House-Visitors Center|
|Looking from the guidance toward the mansion|
There are paths leading to a pond and to the top of Mount Tom, which will give you an overview over Woodstock.