Community Day at Great Camp

RAQUETTE LAKE — To show appreciation for residents of the Adirondack Park, Great Camp Sagamore is hosting Community Day on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., according to a news release.

The public is invited to take a tour, hike the trails, and enjoy brunch in the newly refurbished dining hall on Sagamore Lake and to bring friends and family, and relax at the historic Adirondack Vanderbilt wilderness retreat.

Self-guided historic and Lake Trail tours will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rolling seating for brunch will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Brunch will cost $15 per person and $10 for children under 12. Reservations can be requested by visiting or by calling (315) 354-5311, Ext. 1023.

After brunch, participants can take a 3-plus-mile walk around Sagamore Lake on the Lake Trail. They can carry the Great Camp Sagamore’s “The Hidden History of the Lake Trail” activity guide, entertaining for adults and children, available at the Sagamore Store (aka Gateway to the Historic Great Camps) and in the dining hall.

“I’ve been looking forward to this weekend since joining Great Camp Sagamore back in April,” said says Emily Martz, the new executive director of the camp. “The best part of this job is helping people unwind and relax. Please take a moment to say hello and let me know where you’re from.”

Built in 1897 on 1,526 acres of remote Adirondack wilderness by William West Durant, Great Camp Sagamore was a wilderness retreat for the Vanderbilt family for half a century. It is now a National Historic Landmark managed by a nonprofit educational institution in order to inspire others to help protect the environment, history and culture of the Adirondacks.

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