Forest Society Highlights Complete Vision For Rocks Estate

The Rocks
Forest Society staff on a site visit to the Carriage Barn at The Rocks in January 2020.

(Photo: Robert Blechl, Caledonian Record)

By Robert Blechl, Caledonian Record

BETHLEHEM — The Bethlehem Planning Board has approved the site plan for the major renovation advancing at The Rocks Estate.

On Jan. 13, town planners gave the green light to the plan to transform the stone barn known as the Carriage Barn, thereby setting up the total renovation effort for a possible late 2022 completion.

The project, remaking The Rocks into “Forest Society North,” comes after the February 2019 fire that destroyed the Tool Barn, which had been the center of Rocks Estate operations for decades.