Have you ever wanted to tour an Adirondack Great Camp during the winter season? Well now’s your chance! The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), the Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH), and their partners will host three Winter Weekend open houses at Camp Santanoni in January, February, and March of 2018.
About Great Camp Santanoni
Located in the Town of Newcomb, Great Camp Santanoni was created by Robert and Anna Pruyn back in 1892. Over the years, the site grew to consist of over four dozen buildings spread across three complexes: The Main Complex, The Gatehouse Complex, and The Farm Complex.
Since 1972, the Great Camp has been under state ownership, and a partnership consisting of the DEC, AARCH, and Newcomb has worked to preserve and restore the camp properties.
Explore The Great Camp This Winter
Although you can visit Camp Santanoni throughout the year, the buildings are typically not open in winter. However, during the special Winter Weekends, visitors will have the opportunity to cross-country ski and snowshoe into the property, take interpretive tours of the Gate Lodge and Main Lodge, and view displays about the Great Camp.
In addition, the wood stove-heated Artist’s Studio will be open as a warming hut. Bring your own cup and enjoy free coffee, tea, or hot chocolate inside the building. If you don’t own snowshoes, the Adirondack Interpretive Center will provide them at the Gate Lodge.
As part of the Winter Weekends events, visitors will be able to enjoy a 9.8-mile round trip from the Gate Lodge Complex to the Main Lodge Complex, as well as take a half-mile trail to the nearby Adirondack Interpretive Center.
Attend An Upcoming Winter Weekend
Each of the three 2018 Winter Weekends is free to attend, and reservations are not required. They will be hosted by the DEC, AARCH, Newcomb, and the Adirondack Interpretive Center on the following weekends:
- Martin Luther King holiday weekend: January 13-15
- President’s Day holiday weekend: February 17-19
- The weekend of March 10-11
Don’t miss out on this fun winter recreational event in the Adirondacks!