Explore the history and architecture of Raquette Lake in the heart of the Adirondack Park! Tour William West Durant’s first camp, Pine Knot, which started in the 1870s and established the features now associated with Adirondack rustic camp architecture. “Before it was built,” wrote historian Alfred Donaldson “there was nothing like it; since then . . . there has been nothing essentially different from it.” The Antlers—originally operated as a hotel and cottage resort—was designed in 1886 by a friends of Durant’s, Saratoga Springs architect R. Newton Brezee. Durant was also responsible for building St. William’s in 1890 to provide a church for Catholic employees.
This trip includes a short boat ride and a one-mile walk along a dirt road.
Reservations are required. To register, contact Programs Director Nolan Cool at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the AARCH office at 518-834-9328.
Meet-up location and details will be given upon reservation confirmation.