Heart Lake’s Adirondack Loj

Heart Lake’s Adirondack Loj

Saturday, January 6, 202410:00 am – 4:30 pm AARCH and the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) are collaborating on a special program that highlights the history of ADK’s renowned Heart Lake complex in Lake Placid. The day will start at ADK’s historic Adirondack Loj, designed by Adirondack architect William Distin, with the earliest section built in…

Lowville and the Black River Valley

Lowville and the Black River Valley

Wednesday, June 14, 2023 With deep roots in farming, forestry, and transportation, the Black River Valley straddling the western edge of the Adirondack region features a bold history and distinctive communities. As a major Lewis County community, Lowville retains a remarkable collection of 19th- and early 20th-century buildings, illustrative of that period’s rapid population growth,…

Scaling Whiteface: Santa’s Workshop & Veterans’ Memorial Highway

Scaling Whiteface: Santa’s Workshop & Veterans’ Memorial Highway

Friday, July 7, 2023 The National Register-listed Whiteface Veterans’ Memorial Highway was built between 1929 and 1934 to honor those who had died during World War I, while also drawing a burgeoning new generation of “auto tourists” to the Adirondack region by offering easy access to a mountaintop view. The 8.5-mile highway is a marvelous…

Whitehall on the Champlain Canal

Whitehall on the Champlain Canal

Friday, July 14, 2023 Explore the birthplace of the United States Navy by land and water through this brand-new outing in celebration of the Champlain Canal’s bicentennial. Opened in 1823, the Champlain Canal helped link the Hudson River to Lake Champlain and functioned as one of the region’s early “superhighways” of social and economic change….

Wanakena

Wanakena

Tuesday, July 18, 2023 The charming hamlet of Wanakena was established in 1902 by the Rich Lumber Company on 16,000 acres on the southwest side of Cranberry Lake. When the company left Wanakena for Vermont in 1912, workers’ houses were sold to residents and seasonal visitors for summer homes. On this outing, local experts from…

Cold War Missile Silo

Cold War Missile Silo

Thursday, July 20, 2023 The North Country’s Atlas-F ICBM missile silos were designed by the United States Air Force in the early 1960s when the Cold War’s nuclear tensions were at their highest. Boquet 556-5, or the Lewis Missile Base, served as part of the Plattsburgh Ballistic program, which consisted of twelve missile sites located…