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Biking at Camp Santanoni

August 24 @ 9:00 am 3:00 pm

Camp Santanoni’s storied road has always been a popular mountain bike ride – and now you can pair that ride with a fully guided experience of all three of the site’s historic complexes! Join Santanoni Interpretive Coordinator Jennifer Betsworth for this special, all access, “bring your own bike” experience that takes you to Santanoni’s Gate Lodge, Farm Complex, and scenic Main Camp overlooking Newcomb Lake. Start your day with a brief orientation to Camp Santanoni, the only publicly owned Adirondack Great Camp and one of the region’s most treasured historic places. Then, learn some of the secrets of the Gate Lodge, West Cottage, and surrounding landscape before setting off on the road. We will stop at a few points of interest on the 4.8-mile road, including a full tour of Santanoni’s historic farm complex, formerly a sprawling, 200-acre expanse that was home to several families and a remarkable array of animals. The day will culminate with an extended tour of the Main Camp. After the camp tour, visitors can take a short, guided walk to the historic bath house for a stunning view of Newcomb Lake and the mountains beyond. This experience will offer something for new and seasoned visitors to Santanoni!

This all-access excursion is led by Santanoni Interpretive Coordinator, Jennifer Betsworth, and begins at 9 AM and ends at 3 PM.

There is a suggested donation of $30. This event requires pre-registration and is first come, first served. To REGISTER, contact AARCH at the link HERE or give us a call at 518-834-9328.

Please note that this excursion requires attendees to bring their own bicycles and cycle 9.6 miles (round trip) on a dirt road into and out of camp. The road features a mix of flat, rolling, and uneven terrain.