New York
Paddle & Hike: An Adirondack Park Adventure with Your Grandchild
Share a great outdoor adventure with your grandchild in the Adirondack woods and waters! Canoe, kayak, hike and learn together while staying at Great Camp Sagamore.
Program No. 21809RJ
5 days
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At a Glance

Make a splash with your grandchild in the wilderness of the Adirondack woods and waters! On this great outdoor adventure, you and your grandchild will make memories to last a lifetime as you learn about the unique history and ecology of the largest park in the lower 48 states. Paddle a canoe together on sparkling Sagamore Lake, explore nature’s classroom by kayak and hike through pristine forest. You’ll learn paddling techniques from experts and even carve your own paddle to take home. Action-packed days end with evenings bonding around the campfire. Relax and soak in the rustic ambiance of Great Camp Sagamore, the summer retreat of the Vanderbilt family.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Walking up to three miles around a lake trail, paddling and hiking.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn about the region’s history and look for unusual plants and wildlife as you paddle a canoe with your grandchild across beautiful Sagamore Lake.
  • Swing your partner round and round during a hoedown in Sagamore Barn designed especially for grandparents and grandkids.
  • Spend a special evening together around the glow of the campfire, sharing stories, singing songs and making gooey s’mores.

General Notes

Each date runs concurrently with Program #4977, "Grands Camp at an Adirondack Great Camp: Sagamore's Intergenerational Program," which is for grandchildren ages 6-9. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Pat Smith
Pat Smith is among fewer than a dozen craftsmen in the country who build and repair historic cedar canvas canoes. What started as a hobby has become his passion — and a welcome treasure for others. Pat has taught an Intergenerational program that focuses on repair and building techniques. He has taught another program that teaches participants to build a canoe that will be donated to a kids’ summer camp. Pat is also an expert paddle maker and a terrific master of ceremonies for canoe regattas!
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