If you’re looking for something fun to do this winter, mark your calendar because Winter Weekends at Camp Santanoni are returning for a fifth year!
The three Winter Weekends in 2016 will be January 16-18, February 13-15, and March 12-13. The first two weekends coincide with the Martin Luther King, Jr. and President’s Day holidays, respectively, meaning that many people will have an extra day off.
Although all are welcome to visit Camp Santanoni year-round, the buildings are not typically open to the public during winter months, except during Winter Weekends.
During the three designated weekends, cross-country skiers and snowshoers will have access to the historic Camp Santanoni properties to rest and view interpretive displays. Visitors will be able to complete the 9.8-mile round trip excursion from Camp Santanoni’s Gate House complex to the remote lakeside main lodge complex, and can connect to the Adirondack Interpretive Center’s 3.6-mile trail system using a half-mile connector trail.
Adirondack Archietectural Heritage (AARCH) staff will be on hand to provide tours, and the nearby AIC buildings will be open from 10am – 4pm each day.
“Last year, over eight days, more than 300 people made the ten mile round-trip outing into Santanoni,” said Steven Engelhart, Executive Director of AARCH, in a statement. “We thoroughly enjoyed providing a place to warm up and interpreting the camp’s rich history and architecture to them.”
Camp Santanoni dates back to 1892 and is considered to be one of the Adirondack’s renowned Great Camps. Don’t miss this chance to explore it for yourself this winter!