What A fall weekend at an historic lodge on Raquette Lake in the Adirondacks. Activities include lots of great hiking, biking, kayaking, canoeing (bring your own equipment). Some nearby attractions may be closed due to the coronavirus. The Wild Center in Tupper Lake is taking reservations for outdoor only visits; The Adirondack Scenic Railroad in Thendara is offering rail bike rides as is the Revolution Rail Co. in North Creek; McCauley Mountain is running chair lift rides and offers mountain biking. Please check the Old Forge area website for activities if you are looking for things to do. Or, just kick back, unplug and unwind.
Be sure read the NOTE at the bottom.
When Oct. 8-11, Columbus Day weekend 2021. Stay for 3 nights, Friday, Saturday and Sunday for $90 per person; or 2 nights, Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday for $70 per person.
Where The Main Lodge at Antlers, part of SUNY Cortland's William H. Parks Family Center for Environmental and Outdoor Education.
Link to Directions Driving Directions
GPS address to the Main Lodge is 540 Antlers Road, Raquette Lake, NY.
Accommodations Three rooms can accommodate two people and have a toilet, sink and shower. One room could accommodate up to four people and has a toilet, sink and shower. Guests in two rooms will have to use one of the bathrooms in the hallway. There are also two half bathrooms in the downstairs with a toilet and sink. All rooms have single spring beds and bunk beds. You'll need to bring towels, a sleeping bag or sheets and your own pillow.
All of the rooms, including bedrooms, in the Main Lodge are heated. WiFi is available on the property, but cell service is spotty. AT&T seems to work well. This is an opportunity to unplug and reconnect with nature and friends.
The lodge's common areas are spacious and comfortable. All kitchen and cleaning supplies are provided. We have to clean up and leave the lodge as we found it. We leave it better!
Cost $90 for three nights and $70 for two nights. Does not include meals. There are complete kitchen facilities to prepare meals. Bring your own breakfasts and plan your own lunches. In the past, we have planned potluck dinners for Saturday and Sunday nights. Bring your choice of beverages, alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Plan your own dinner if you're coming up Friday or we can order takeout or eat out.
RSVP Your $30 online deposit reserves your room on a first-come, first-served basis. Each club member must register individually. See the trip policy for information on cancellations.
NOTE! Registration is set at 12 due to current COVID restrictions by the Department of Health. As restrictions are lifted, the Parks Center hopes to return to regular numbers this summer and fall. So, it you want to go and it looks to be full, please sign up for the waiting list.
Want to know more? Send Ingrid Jordak an email or text message 607-221-4606.