Do you know the Muffler Man?

You may be familiar with hearing about the muffin man from the nursery rhyme but now there's a new man to learn about. However, there isn't a song about the Hippie Muffler Man yet but the story behind this statue is interesting.

I spotted the Hippie Muffler Man out of the corner of my eye while driving and was instantly intrigued by what I saw hiding in the tall grass and among the lush, green trees.

When I looked at the picture later on in the night, I noticed how tall this statue was, the unique clothing it had on and how large he also is in size.

It's possible that you passed right by the Hippie Muffler Man in the Hudson Valley.

Who Is The "Hippie Muffler Man"?

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Canva, Google Maps

Roadside America shared that the Hippie Muffler Man,

"grooves near that epicenter of feel-good Flower Power--Woodstock. Actually, he's nowhere near the town of Woodstock, because the iconic 1969 festival was held here, 60 miles southwest in Bethel, on dairy farmland owned by Max Yasgur."

I find myself coming across attractions, events and symbolisms related to the Woodstock Music Festival of 1969. When I visited a museum In Ulster County, NY, I spotted a letter on the wall where someone was explaining their experience at the 69' Festival in Bethel, NY.

Thankfully, I had the chance to attend several concerts over the past couple of years at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, the original site of the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival.

When I spotted the Hippie Muffler Man, I was on my way to a concert at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, go figure!

The Hippie Muffler Man can be described perfectly from Roadside America,

"His patchy jeans, tie-dyed shirt and beard, combined with the Yasgur's connection, make him the only Hippie Muffler Man we've encountered."


Where Did The "Hippie Muffler Man" Come From?

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Canva, Google Maps

Roadside America explained that the Hippie Muffler Man had several jobs before he landed in Bethel, NY to soak up the peace, love and fresh air that basks around him now.

They shared that in the 1960's, the Muffler Man was a "typical Establishment Bunyan" and he held a car muffler while standing in front of a brake and muffler business in Albany, NY. The car's muffler was labeled "Safeway".

In the 1980's, the Hippie Muffler Man was auctioned to a Monticello, NY jeep dealership after the previous business where he was located was liquidated. The Hippie Muffler Man's new prop was an ax that he held, Roadside America claimed that it was a "nonviolent ax".

In the 1990's, the Hippie Muffler Man was then moved to an ice cream shop which was later known as Eden Brook Fish Market also in Monticello, NY where he then held a fish as a prop.

How Does The Hippie Muffler Man Stay Perched Alongside This Hudson Valley Road?

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Canva, Allison Kay

Roadside America shared that the Hippie Muffler Man is standing as he's anchored to a telephone pole which is done with cables and ropes. He has a beautiful view of wild flowers that grow in front of him.

The "No Trespassing" sign is a reminder that guests can look but not touch this legendary statue.

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Where Can Hippie Muffler Man Fans See Him In The Hudson Valley In 2023?

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Google Maps, Canva

Roadside America disclosed his current location in Bethel, NY. They shared,

"later in the 1990s, he finally received his tie-dye makeover, courtesy of a Woodstock-loving employee. In 2003 the Bunyan moved to Bethel, sans fish."

Are you looking for the exact location of this unique, Hippie Muffler Man? Roadside America has provided the information as,

"Yasgur's Farm, Hwy 17B west of Bethel on the north side before Island Glen Country Club."

If you ask me exactly where the location of the Hippie Muffler Man is, I would share that it's a few miles down the road of Bethel Woods Center for the Arts as you head into Cochecton, NY.

Take These Directions To Find Hippie Muffler Man In Sullivan County, NY

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Canva, Allison Kay

He will be on your right hand side past Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. While paying attention to the road, ask your sidekick/co pilot to take some pictures of this fiberglass giant that is grooving right in Sullivan County, NY. I found Hippie Muffler Man's location on Google Maps, pass Yasgur's Road on your right and he will appear down the road on the same side.

The next time that you visit Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, be sure to grab a bite to eat at the "home of the best roast beef" in Cochecton, NY and grab a few pictures of Hippie Muffler Man as well.

Have you ever heard of the Hippie Muffler Man? Where is your favorite statue in the Hudson Valley? Share with us below.

11 Highlights of Bethel Woods Last Concert of The Season

Bethel Woods Last Concert Of The Season Ended With Rod Stewart.

Rod Stewart took the stage at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on September 1, 2023. Cheap Trick opened the show for Rod Stewart.

Thousands of fans gathered on site to enjoy a warm summer night at a peaceful venue while soaking up the last concert of the season.

Rod Stewart's performance was incredible, it reminded me of a Las Vegas show. For over 2 hours, Rod Stewart sang, danced, changed outfits, chatted with the crowd and had remarkable singers, dancers and musicians also join him on stage.

Take a look at 11 highlights of the Bethel Woods last concert of the season.

Gallery Credit: Allison Kay

The Only Way To Catch All of These 5 Sites Along The Hudson River

How Can You Experience The View Of All of These 5 Sites Along The Hudson River?

Spending time outdoors in the Hudson Valley is one of my favorite things, I also enjoy exploring different attractions and new experiences.

I took part in the Hudson River Cruises Sunset Cruise out of Ulster County, NY. Being on the Hudson River, seeing historical sites and soaking in the fresh, summer air was uplifting.

This is the only way that history buffs, nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts can experience these 5 sites along the Hudson River.

Take a look at what can be experienced along this cruise.

Gallery Credit: Allison Kay

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