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February Santanoni Winter Weekend
About Winter Weekends
During the special Winter Weekends visitors to Camp Santanoni will be able to enjoy winter outdoor recreation with family and friends. Cross-country skiers and snowshoers will have access to the historic camp properties located in the town of Newcomb to rest, tour the buildings, and view interpretive displays.
A 9.8-mile round-trip cross-country ski or snowshoe excursion begins at Camp Santanoni's Gate Lodge complex and extends to the remote lakeside main lodge complex. The trip requires moderate physical activity and provides a great opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. The Adirondack Interpretive Center (AIC) will provide snowshoes at the Gate Lodge for any visitors without their own.
During these events cross-country skiers and snowshoers can visit both the Gate Lodge and Main Lodge of Camp Santanoni, view displays about the Great Camp, and take interpretive tours with AARCH staff.
While the grounds of Camp Santanoni are open to visitors 365 days of the year, the buildings are not typically open to the public during the winter months.
The Artist's Studio, a log and stone building next to the Main Lodge on the shores of Newcomb Lake, will be open as a warming hut. Bring your own reusable cup to enjoy free coffee, tea, or hot chocolate.
These annual weekend open houses support the ongoing effort to work with local communities to increase sustainable tourism.
2020 Winter Weekends
- January 18 - 20 (Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend)
- February 15 - 17 (Presidents Day holiday weekend)
- March 14 - 15
The February weekend coincides with the Great Backyard Bird Count.