Supervisor’s Message

The Camp Santanoni Historic Area is a very unique location in the Adirondack Forest Preserve. It is considered one of the most sophisticated and distinguished of all of the surviving great camps in the Adirondacks. This National Historic Landmark was created in the late 19th and early 20th centuries by Robert C. and Anna Pruyn, serving as a place to entertain guests and find refuge from city life. Today, the area is a popular day hike destination during summer months, as well as a cross country skiing destination in the colder months. The three Camp Santanoni Winter Weekend events held annually are very popular.

Many of the original buildings are still standing and in use today, prime examples of local Adirondack craftsmanship in construction, rustic architectural detail, finishes and decoration. DEC, Adirondack Architectural Heritage (leaves DEC website), and the town of Newcomb (leaves DEC website) partner to restore, maintain and interpret the historic features and facilities. The 32-acre historic area consists of three main areas of the camp and the old carriage road (Newcomb Lake Road) that connects them:

The Gate Lodge Complex map (PDF) includes a stone gate lodge, boat house, and frame guide house. An accessible vault toilet is available.

The Farm Complex map (PDF) consists of the ruins of a large dairy and horse barn lost in a tragic fire, as well as the stone dairy building, several houses, and ruins of many other buildings.

The Main Complex map (PDF) sits on the shores of Newcomb Lake and contains the main lodge, stone Artists Studio, boat house, and several smaller structures. In addition to these features, there are several other related remains scattered about the original estate. An accessible vault toilet is available.