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Camp Santanoni


Camp Santanoni, the only publicly-owned Great Camp, is a late 19th century estate within the Adirondack Forest Preserve. Built for Robert and Anna Pruyn of Albany, NY, the camp features three complexes: the gate lodge (trailhead), the historic farm (one mile from the trailhead), and the camp at the end of the 4.5-mile historic carriage road. A National Historic Landmark, Camp Santanoni is known for its remarkable Japanese-influenced log architecture, its extensive farm, and its stunning location on Newcomb Lake. The camp is open 365 days a year. Visitors can walk, bike, horseback ride, or ride a horse-drawn wagon on the trail in summer. In winter, it is a well-known cross-country ski and snowshoe route. Free daily tours are offered at the main camp from the Fourth of July through Labor Day weekend. Adirondack Architectural Heritage, which has played a critical role in the camp’s preservation, offers day-long tours during the summer and fall. Winter weekends, when the historic artist’s studio is opened as a warming hut, are typically held in January, February, and March. Check the Santanoni and Santanoni Preserve Facebook page for event information. Eight backcountry campsites and two lean-tos are located nearby the camp and offer an excellent opportunity to view the spectacular summer sunsets on Newcomb Lake.


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