Adirondack Historic Sites

History. It's in our nature.

Rooted in the Adirondacks

Adirondack Historic Sites

We are known for our amazing Great Camps, but of course, our history didn't begin with the popularization of these Camps. From our first settlements to logging villages to mountain exploration, we have a long history that is just waiting for you to explore it. Visit the historical societies and museums located throughout the region - which highlight specific town history. The outstanding Adirondack Experience, The Museum On Blue Mountain Lake is the perfect stop for visitors of all ages.

Great Camps Today

But, if it's Great Camps that intrigue you, look no further. The Adirondack Great Camp tradition began in the late 19th century soon after the publication of William H. H. Murray's Adventures in the Wilderness in 1869. This highly popular book was an account of Murray's various camping, hunting, and fishing trips in the Adirondack wilderness. Murray's book put the Adirondack Mountains and Hamilton County on the map as a tourist destination; grand hotels were built and the rich and famous from around the world were soon spending their summers here.

Find out more about our Great Camp History and plan your visit today! We can even help you decide where to stay.

The best way to enjoy beautiful Raquette Lake is from the deck of the W. W. Durant. Cool breezes. Breathtaking scenery. Fascinating...
254 Antlers Road
PO Box 100
Indian Lake
12842
ALL ABOARD! The best way to enjoy beautiful Raquette Lake is from the deck of the W.W. Durant. Cool breezes. Breathtaking scenery....
254 Antlers Road
Raquette Lake
13436
Welcome to Great Camp Sagamore in the Adirondacks at Raquette Lake, NY. Our 27 authentic National Historic Landmark designated...
Sagamore Road
Raquette Lake
13436
Arts Center hours: Spring (April to mid-June): Wednesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Summer (late June to Labor Day): Monday -...
3446 Route 28
Blue Mountain Lake
12812
Open from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, mid-June through mid-September. The Inlet Historical Society records, displays, and...
149 Route 28
Inlet
13360
Pedals & Petals is a unique bike, flower, and gift shop carrying a wide variety of merchandise. We have a full service bike and...
176 Route 28
PO Box 390
Inlet
13360
The Wild Center is set in the middle of the Adirondacks with live exhibits, trails, our own river and pond, multi-media shows, and...
45 Museum Drive
Tupper Lake
12986
Blue Mountain Designs is an Adirondack-themed art and gift shop, located at the base of Blue Mountain. Our merchandise includes...
8940 Route 30
Blue Mountain Lake
12812
On March 6, 2008 a local community organization purchased Indian Lake's 250-seat Lake Theater, capping off a 12-week, round-the-...
13 West Main Street
Indian Lake
12842
Experience Oak Mountain Oak Mountain is a three-season resort that is less than a 5-hour drive from many of New York's...
141 Novosel Way
Speculator
12164
New Season, New Name, New Experiences The newly renamed Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake will open on May...
9097 Route 30
Blue Mountain Lake
12812
Abanakee Studios is located in a turn-of-the-century barn on Lake Abanakee. You may enjoy browsing a variety of antiques and...
Route 28
Indian Lake
12842
Adirondack Saddle Tours provides opportunities for anyone, of any age and any ability, to experience the thrill of riding a horse....
4 Uncas Road
PO Box 470
Eagle Bay
13331
A touch of Finland in the Adirondacks! Trail system designed by Olympian Olavi Hirvonen. 4-season cottage rentals. 70-acre spring...
139 Lapland Lake Rd
Benson
12134

The Revival

1441 State Route 30
Wells
12190
(518) 924-2041

Ausable Chasm

(518) 834-7454

McComb's Oak Hill Maple Farm

227 Elm Lake Road
Speculator
12164
(518) 548-6105

Fulton Chain of Lakes Performing Arts Council

PO Box 680
Inlet
13360
(315) 357-5501

Long Lake Boat Tours

1249 Main Street
Long Lake
12847
(518) 624-5253

Long Lake Camp Inc.

83 Long Lake Camp Way
Long Lake
12847
(800) 767-7111

Mail Boat Tours

177 NY-28
Raquette Lake
13436
(315) 354-4441

Indian Lake Museum

6355 State Route 30
Indian Lake
12842
(518) 648-5377

Morehouse Historical Museum

715 State Route 8
Hoffmeister
13353
(315) 826-7109

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