Great Camp Sagamore is located off of Sagamore Road in Raquette Lake, NY. This historic area offers a unique lodging experience, and the public is invited to take tours of the property. There are also beautiful hiking trails surrounding the property.
Two trails Cascades and the Powerhouse Trails are both rated easy and family friendly. They are about 1.5 miles one way, for a total of 3 hike able miles. The Cascades Trail is on the western bank of the outlet stream from Sagamore Lake. The Powerhouse offers some historic outbuildings that at one time used the water to power Great Camp Sagamore’s electrical system. Please note: It is not recommended to cross the stream, there is no connecting bridges between the trails.
Paddlers can also access the end of the trail from where water flows over rocks at South Inlet Falls and provides a terrific spot for a picnic.
Hike around Sagamore Lake. It is a 3.7 mile loop and it is relatively level. This is the trail for the whole family to enjoy hiking, snowshoeing or cross country skiing. Launch your expedition and imagine the history of the Vanderbilt family as you wander through the woods.