A little more than 30 miles west of Schroon, sits one of the most prized of the 20 great camps in the Adirondacks: Camp Santanoni, in Newcomb. And Camp Santanoni In The Winter is the topic of a big spread in today’s New York Times.
Camp Santanoni is the only Great Camp owned by New York State, which hosts a series of winter open houses every year and recently opened its doors to more than 200 people who accepted the wilderness challenge of hiking five miles on snow-shoes through the snow to reach Camp the rustic retreat built for 19th-century tycoons the years 1870 and 1920.
Camp Santanoni, a National Historic Landmark, was owned by Robert Pruyn, an Albany banker, and his wife, Anna. It is one of many Gilded Age retreats in the Adirondacks whose signature architecture, featuring logs, fieldstone and bark, became known as Great Camps. You can read more about all Camp Santanoni has to offer in the winter in this terrific story by Paul Post, by clicking here.