New York
Hiking and Paddling at Great Camp Sagamore: Adirondack Nature and History
Hike to into the Back Country, paddle protected waterways, visit the Adirondack Museum and enjoy dancing and music as you learn the story of this historic region.
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Program No. 21360RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Led by expert naturalists and historians, participants will learn about the qualities that make the Adirondack Park unique: specifically, the interesting mix of public and private lands that comprise the largest park of any kind in the Lower 48. Combining paddles, hikes, lectures and a trip to the world-class Adirondack Museum, students will retrace parts of the route taken by visitors to the region, and in so doing, enjoy the same connection with the natural environment that drew the Gilded Age elite here starting more than a century ago.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Paddling in tandem canoes 2-4 miles, relatively flat water, chance of choppy conditions. Participants should be able to swim. Hiking up to four miles, covering rocky terrain and 700 ft elevation gain in 2 miles.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Guided by naturalists and historians, learn about the history and ecology of the central Adirondack region.
  • Enjoy canoe paddles on Sagamore Lake and Raquette Lake to learn how earlier visitors reached Camp Sagamore.
  • Combine a visit to the Adirondack Museum with a hike to wilderness vistas to see why the Adirondacks are the origin of the American "vacation."
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Scott Locorini
Scott Locorini has more than 20 years of experience as a paddlesports instructor. He is an American Canoe Association certified Level 4 Open Water and Whitewater Kayak Instructor, Wilderness First Responder, a certified excursion leader in Maine and New York, and is certified in CPR. Scott is also the current president of the New York State Outdoor Guides Association and a 2005 Inductee to the International Kayak Hall of Fame. Scott regularly leads adventures in the Adirondacks and throughout the U.S., Central and South America.
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