Sunday, March 29, 2009

Trip to White Pine Camp in June

From Carol Eichler:

The Chapter is planning to return to White Pine Camp this June to work on the Heutte Rock Garden there. Depending on how many of us go, the work is likely to take about a half-day of clean-up, weeding, planting, and watering. Then it's time on your own to enjoy the Camp and nearby attractions. Because of the distance, this will be a 2-night overnight. There's a possibility we could schedule one garden stop "on the way." Chapter members Dick and Mary George are currently serving as innkeepers at WPC and they spearheaded the restoration of the historic Heutte RG.

If you are interested in going to help, we need to firm the dates ASAP. Here are the choices: June 4-6 or June 11-13. Please get back to me by April 15th (my apologies for the short turn-around) if you plan to go and which date is your preference. Depending on the configuration of singles and couples, the cottages can accommodate 10 - 17. Once I book, I will need payment in full, estimated at no more than $107 per person plus tax. Contact me: Carol Eichler, or 607.387.5823.

What else can I tell you? Those of us who went last year - David Mitchell, John Gilrein, and me - had a great time. The 100-year-old Camp is beautiful, cottages are roomy and come with full kitchen, and the place is on a lake surrounded by state land. We really enjoyed the lady slipper orchids in bloom everywhere! There are canoes and kayaks available. It is located in the high peaks region, very close to Paul Smith's and the Visitor Info Center - a wonderful place with trails, exhibits, and gardens. Plenty of birding, hiking, and fishing opportunities. To investigate on your own check out these resources: and

1 comment:

CEichler said...

4/11: I have just spoken with the Markerts. They still maintain their rock gardens - with help - and would welcome our visit "on the way" to White Pine Camp, whichever week-end we choose to travel.

This means scheduling the visit either Friday June 5 or Friday June 12. Some of you may be interested in this trip without the overnights. Let me know and stay tuned.