The Camp Santanoni Historic Area is a unique location in the Adirondack Forest Preserve. It's considered one of the most sophisticated and distinguished of all of the surviving great camps in the Adirondacks.

This National Historic Landmark was created in the late 19th century by Robert C. and Anna Pruyn and used to entertain guests while vacationing away from the city. Today, the area is a popular day hike destination during summer months, as well as a cross country skiing destination in the colder months. The three Camp Santanoni Winter Weekend events are very popular.

2017 Winter Weekend Schedule

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Weekend, January 14 - 16
  • Presidents Day holiday weekend, February 18 - 20
  • March 18 and 19

Enjoy a 9.8-mile cross-country ski trip at Camp Santanoni. The trail goes from the Gate Lodge Complex, past the Farm Complex, to the remote lakeside Main Camp Complex, providing a moderate ski and a great opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. For those who don't have skis or snowshoes, the Adirondack Interpretive Center can provide equipment free of charge at the Gate Lodge.

Skiers and snowshoers are welcome to access the trail and surrounding lands any day during the winter. However, during the Winter Weekend events cross-country skiers and snowshoers will be able to visit both the Gate Lodge and Main Lodge of Camp Santanoni, view displays about the great camp and take interpretive tours with Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) staff.

Reservations are not required but for more information, contact AARCH at (518) 834-9328.

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