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RAQUETTE LAKE, NEW YORK

The Illusion of Roughing It: The Vanderbilts' Great Camp Sagamore

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Program #14875RJ
4 Days | 3 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Get a taste of the Gilded Age version of “roughing it” as you stay in the Adirondack wilderness estate once owned by the Vanderbilts. Camp Sagamore is situated on pristine Sagamore Lake, and its rustic architecture and main lodge with stone fireplace and spectacular views recalls the opulent era of the “Robber Barons.” Learn about the heyday of the Adirondack Great Camps and the fascinating work being done to preserve this historical era. Of course, there’s plenty of time to canoe the lake, explore the wilderness on the camp’s 20 miles of trails, play croquet or just relax.


Highlights

• With experts, uncover the heritage of Camp Sagamore, and examine the lifestyles of the Vanderbilts, the "First Family" of the Gilded Age.
• Visit the guest houses and imagine servants catering to you during summer trips to the Adirondack Mountains.
• A regionally known musician and storyteller gives insights into local folklore.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Programs at Sagamore require at least some walking/standing, even just getting around camp. The tour of the facility requires standing or walking for perhaps 90 minutes to 2 hours.

Date Notes
9/14/2014
This program overlaps with Program #14872: Boreal Birds of the Adirondacks, which runs September 14-18.

Coordinated by Sagamore Institute of the Adirondacks.


Currently selected:Prices Starting At:
Sep 14 — Sep 17, 2014 waitlist only  

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3 nights of accommodations
8 meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips
2 Performances

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4.8
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