Sanatorium Picnic Ground

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Sanatorium Picnic Ground

In the 19th century, the cool climate of the Macedon region was thought to provide a perfect environment for patients suffering tuberculosis. In 1899 a sanatorium was opened a short distance down the Mount from the lake in a building previously used as a private hospital. The lake was built to supply water to a new, larger sanatorium which due to opposition and lack of funding was never built. The original sanatorium closed in 1910 and was later destroyed by fire.

Now, this is a great spot for a picnic. The picnic area has tables and a fireplace.

There are a number of walking and cycling tracks in this area.

Swimming is not permitted in the lake.

How to get to Sanatorium Picnic Ground

Located on Baringo Road, just south of Sanitorium Lake.

Sanatorium Lake

Picnic Grounds

Sanatorium Lake
Picnic table at Sanatorium Picnic ground
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