Open year-round. Call (518) 834-9328 for tour information, or visit our website.

Attractions

Over 45 buildings make up the entire complex, which encompasses 12,900 acres. Few other Adirondack Great Camps feature as many buildings and property, and offer such outstanding examples of rustic architecture. Visitors to the main lodge on Newcomb Lake must hike, ski, or ride 5 miles through the woods from the Gate Lodge parking area. Motorized vehicles are not allowed.

Interpreters are on-site daily in July and August. Guided tours are offered once a month, June through October.

History

The main lodge was constructed from 1,500 native spruce trees in 1893. Other buildings include a boathouse, lakeside studio, gatehouse, and a farm that supplied the camp with milk, meat, and eggs. There are no furnishings; the architecture is the highlight. The setting is gorgeous and a little bit eerie. The state's largest manhunt was conducted here in the early 1970s, when the camp owner's grandson disappeared in the woods and was never found.

Camp Santanoni Preserve is a wonderful biking destination in any season.

Explore the historic buildings of an extraordinary Great Camp.

Signboards tell the history of Camp Santanoni Preserve.

Camp Santanoni Preserve gatehouse in winter.

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