After a long and cold winter Sagamore's Chalet project is nearing completion. At this time, most of the work is being done by Sagamore volunteers led by trustee Peter Goutos. They have been working away replacing woodwork, installing doors and fixtures and getting ready for the installation of signage and store equipment. The crew is still working on final woodwork, painting of rooms and hallways, electrical wiring, store set-up and finishing the intern’s rooms. There are still opportunities for you to help with this project by coming to a volunteer weekend. See our website for more information.
As many of our projects go, this one is really a testament to the willingness of many of our supporters to pitch in and give of their time and talent. The Chalet project is a real testament to the commitment of our supporters to Sagamore’s preservation. Some of those who have pitched in recent weeks include:
Volunteers at work on painting, carpentry, hanging doors and all of the many other tasks needed to get the Chalet in shape for the season.
Space Still Available in Sagamore's Early Season Programs!
Women's Fly Fishing Weekend
Join us June 8th-10th for an opportunity to fish and explore a remote corner of the Adirondacks. Instructor and renowned fly tyer Nicole March will be joining us for this weekend of workshops and events. As secretary of the Catskill Fly Tyer’s Guild, a contributor to Dette Trout Flies tying tutorials, and a pro-staff member of multiple fly fishing organizations, Nicole enjoys sharing her great passion and knowledge of fly fishing with anyone and everyone on the river or at the tying bench
Sagamore's annual Craft Beer Weekend is a gathering of professional and avocational brewers from throughout the region who share ideas, techniques and materials with participants to improve brewing and learn from one another. The event starts on Friday evening with a beer pairing dinner on the William West Durant on Raquette Lake. It continues through Saturday with workshops, lectures and informal discussions on the brewing, American history, food and many other topics.
This year's theme of Craft Brewing in America, 1965 - Present looks at one of the most vibrant periods in brewing history that has brought consumers more choices in quality beers than ever before. Presenters included noted brewers, chefs and historians to explore this theme.
The Black Fly Challenge, the Adirondack's Premier Mountain Bike Race
Sagamore is pleased to once again host a special weekend program in connection and cooperation with the Black Fly Challenge Bike Race. This year's race begins in Indian Lake and ends in Inlet, and Sagamore will offer a number of activities to complement the race. These include a Friday night, special dinner here at Sagamore, transportation to and from the BFC for participants and their bikes, and a BBQ on Saturday night. On Sunday, enjoy a leisurely brunch during our Community Day brunch and open house. Enjoy a weekend full of excitement and relaxation, all rolled into one!
One of the best things about the Adirondacks is that when you need help your friends and neighbors pitch in to get things done. While opening camp this Spring Sagamore suffered more than the usual amount of winter damage to our buildings. B.J. Queen of Eagle Bay, who knows Sagamore's infrastructure very well through years of work here, immediately sent crews to work on our buildings to get them ready for our season. Thank you to B.J. and his crew for setting camp to right.
As a Sagamore member you receive discounts on programs and store items ability to register for programs in advance and the knowledge that you are becoming part of this great effort to preserve a National Historic Landmark.