Great Camp Santanoni NEWCOMB NY

So I finally decided to take that Wagon trip into Santanoni. I have loved visiting the entrance, the Santanoni Gatehouse, and I even had the audacity to imagine it was probably the finest part of the whole Great Camp experience.

Newcombe Farm
Awww-these guys added so much to the experience!!
Wagon Trifps into Santanoni

Newcombe Farm takes visitors into Santanoni every summer and fall. And the ride alone is enjoyable enough to make the whole trip worthy.

Santanoni Farm and Creamery

And then we arrived at the Farm. I had seen pictures of the former barn and the ruins left from the devastating fire. The Creamery and Farmers Cottage remain and are lovely. I could only imagine how awesome it must have been to live and work there. It certainly wouldn't feel like the servitude it implied.

Farmers Cottage
Who wouldn't be tempted to sit here for a spell?
Pristine Newcomb Lake... clean and beautiful.
And just when I was feeling so very satisfied, we arrived at the Great Camp Santanoni.
The building wandered in perfect symmetry with the woods with vast porches, breezeways, and vistas at every turn.
I felt spiritually teased with creative marvel and at each corner envisioned what heaven must be like.

I spatially connected with the visionary who created this glorious place so many generations ago, for I had just looked thru the window into his soul. It reflected my own personal vision of what luxurious living in the wilderness of the Adirondacks must have been like. It gave me a renewed reverence for the "Great Camps" of the Adirondacks and this "Great Camp Santanoni" was far greater than I had ever imagined.

Always an Adirondacker by heritage and heart, Laurinda Minke


Laurinda Minke

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