Have you ever visited Camp Santanoni in Newcomb?
I've ridden my bike into this spectacular restored Great Camp along with a group from Adirondack Architectural Heritage. It's open year round - and you are encouraged to check it out!
-Kim Rielly, director of communications, Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism
Here's your chance to do the same this week!
Great Camp tour:
Preserving Camp Santanoni
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Santanoni was built for Robert and Anna Pruyn of Albany beginning in 1892. The estate eventually included 12,900 acres and nearly four-dozen buildings. Led by AARCH staff, the tour will include stops at the Gate Lodge, Santanoni's 200 -acre farm, and the Main Camp on Newcomb Lake where we'll see the ongoing restoration of the camp complex and learn first hand about the conservation planning and restoration work. The Santanoni Preserve is a State Historic Site, on the National Register of Historic Places, and a National Historic Landmark. AARCH has long been associated with the protection, interpretation and restoration of this regional treasure. The round-trip walk is 9.8 miles on a gently sloping carriage road. The tour begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. The fee is $20 for members and $30 for non-members. There will be another tour on September 14. Contact Susan Arena at firstname.lastname@example.org or (518) 834-9328.
Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) is the nonprofit historic preservation organization for New York State's Adirondack Park. AARCH was formed in 1990 with a mission to promote better public understanding, appreciation and stewardship of the Adirondacks unique and diverse architectural heritage.