Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, located just one mile east of the village of Cazenovia offers an experience like no other. Unique sculptures positioned along walking trails allowing one to truly experience art in nature. The ever changing landscape acts as a source of inspiration to artists, locals, and visitors. The Art Park invites you to explore its vast acreage and vista views on your own terms. Whether you have 15 minutes to explore or the whole day, simply drive in, park and wander amongst the artwork, meadows, forests, and fields. It is a great location to bring a picnic, with activities that will excite the whole family--dogs are welcome too! The Art Park is open every day, year round from dawn to dusk. Admission is just $5 per person, free for children 16 and under and members of the Art Park.
In 2011, its 20th anniversary year, Stone Quarry Hill Art Park was recognized as #2 in National Geographic’s “Top Ten Sculpture Parks and Trails” in Secret Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Best Hidden Travel Gems.
The Art Park was founded by Dorothy and Robert Riester. They designed and built their home on the property in 1960. The Dorothy Riester House and Studio, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014, is now available for tours upon appointment. The Riesters established the Art Park as a non-profit organization in 1991, when you arrive at the Art Park you can immediately feel their creative presence, as well as passion they shared while building the Art Park into what it is today. A prolific artist, many of Dorothy’s sculptures can be found around the Vista Trail, a short .25 mile gravel trail that encircles the hilltop.
There are many different events going on year-long at the Art Park including indoor gallery exhibitions, artist-in-residency opportunities, artist-led workshops, and educational tours. In the winter, bring your skis, snowshoes, and sleds and take advantage of the Art Park’s four miles of trails and steep hillsides.
The Art Park is an escape the bustle of nearby cities and the perfect place to reflect and interact with art and nature; it is a place where artists and non-artists alike, come together and enjoy the rural, agricultural landscape of Madison County, New York.
Stone Quarry Hill Art Park
3883 Stone Quarry Road
Cazenovia, NY 13035