Some of our region’s best historic and preserved outdoor learning and recreation-based camps are in Warrensburg, and have plenty of stories to tell. For this tour, we will spend the day at Pack Demonstration Forest, a regionally-renowned educational camp owned and operated by SUNY-ESF. The original site was established and built throughout the 1920s and 1930s after philanthropist and area landowner Charles Lathrop Pack donated the land to be used as an educational “demonstration forest” for teaching forestry, and serve as a field school.
Today, Pack Forest retains quite an extensive architectural and built heritage, including its historic Main Lodge, remnants of Old Route 9, a lime kiln, CCC buildings, a sawmill, and is notably home to the “Grandmother Tree” – a 300-year-old huge white pine that stands 175 feet tall.
This tour will be led by SUNY-ESF Adirondack Forest Properties Manager Bruce Breitmeyer and staff from SUNY-ESF’s Northern Forest Institute.
The tour begins at 10 AM and ends around 3 PM.
The fee is $45 for AARCH members and $55 for non-members.