Santanoni Preserve

The Santanoni Preserve is a beloved 12,500 acre preserve in Newcomb. It is on this magnificent expanse of Adirondack land that the Santanoni Lodge sits, built in 1892 by businessman Robert C. Pruyn. During its hay day, Santanoni was visited by Theodore Roosevelt and James Fenimore Cooper. This Adirondack Great Camp, called by some 'one of the grandest of all Great Camps', is owned by New York State and is open to the public. During the summer the 4.7 mile trail to the camp can be enjoyed on foot or by bicycle. The trail makes a great 10-mile loop for cross country skiers in the winter. The trail does not allow motorized vehicles, but there are reservations available for purchasing seasonal tours of the preserve via horse and wagon.

For more information about visiting Camp Santanoni and/or the guided tours, call AARCH at (518) 834-9328, Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm, or (518) 582-5472 (June-Labor Day).

For information regarding canoe, kayak, and mountain bike rentals, contact Cloudsplitter Outfitters, 28N, Newcomb, NY 12852, call (518) 582-2583, or email:

For more information about the horse-drawn wagon, contact: Larry & Pam Newcombe 518-639-5534 or 480-1743.

For local weather and ski conditions, please call the Visitor Interpretive Center in Newcomb at: (518) 582-2000.


From the NYS Thruway (I-90), Exit 27 at Amsterdam; North on Route 30 through the villages of Speculator, Indian Lake, and Blue Mountain Lake. In Long Lake, turn onto 28N East to Newcomb.

From Tupper Lake: Route 30 South to Long Lake; East on 28N to Newcomb.

Northbound: From Adirondack Northway (I-87), Exit 26 at Pottersville; West on 29 (Olmstedville Road) through Olmsteadville to 28N; Northwest on 28N to Newcomb.

Southbound: From Adirondack Northway (I-87), Exit 29 at North Hudson/ Newcomb; (Blue Ridge Road) West on 28N to Newcomb.


Newcombe Farm

Wagon rides into Camp Santanoni
For Reservations Call: 
Larry Newcombe at 518- 639-5534 or 480-1743.