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Summit Base is located at Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation in Brant Lake, New York, about 1 1/2 hours north of Albany.

Driving Directions

From Southern NY State
New York Thruway to exit 24, then the Northway (Interstate 87) north to exit 25 (milepost 72). Take a right onto Route 8 east to Brant Lake.
Taconic Parkway to Interstate 90 west to Interstate 787 North to Rt. 7 west to the Northway (Interstate 87) north to Exit 25 as above to Rt. 8 east to Brant Lake.

From Western NY State
NY Thruway to Albany then the Northway (I-87) North to exit 25 (milepost 72).  Right onto Rt. 8 to Brant Lake.
Rt. 8 East to Brant Lake.

From Montreal, Northern NY State
Canada Rt. 15 south to the Northway (US Interstate 87) south to exit 25 (milepost 72).  Left onto Route 8 east to Brant Lake.

From Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island
Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) East into NY State.  Follow I-90 to I-787 North to Rt. 7 west to the Northway (I-87) north to Exit 25 (milepost 72), Rt. 8.  East on Rt. 8 to Brant Lake.

And Then to Camp
On Rt. 8, approximately 7.3 miles from the Northway, take a left onto Palisades Rd at a sign directing you to camp. This the second time Palisades Rd will intersect Rt 8. The reservation entrance will be 1 mile on the right on Palisades Rd.  

Summit Base is about 1.5 miles straight up the camp road, past Camp Waubeeka and Camp Buckskin.

The New Farmhouse (for weekend programs) is about 1 mile on Rose Drive, a left after the Ranger House at the reservation entrance.

For use in mapping programs, the street address of Read Scout Reservation is:

1377 Palisades Rd
Brant Lake, NY  12815

Note: some mapping programs incorrectly place the camp's location on Palisades Rd.  See map below for correct location.

Last fuel & convenience store is Stewart's, on Rt. 8 just west of I-87, off Exit 25.  Last fast food is McDonald's, off exit 23 of I-87.



Airport Information

US Domestic Flights
Closest connection point is Albany Airport (ALB).  Vehicle rental is available.  Airport is approximately 1 1/2 hour drive from Read Scout Reservation.

International Flights
While connecting flights can be made to Albany, closest airport with international flights is Montreal (YUL).  Montreal is about 2 1/2 hour drive from Read Scout Reservation.  JFK in New York City may have better international connections.



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