Historic Camps of Lake Placid
Rarely accessible to the public, some of the finest, historic camps dotting the shores of Lake Placid will be open to AARCH for this special outing. Traveling by boat from the Lake Placid Marina, we will take in the scenic beauty of this five and a half mile long lake, and join several camp owners to learn about their historic pasts.
We will stop at some of the earliest camps that architects designed and workers constructed along Lake Placid’s shores, including Gull Rock. This camp complex, featuring a series of log cabins for family and visitors, was designed around 1902 by the Saranac Lake firm of Coulter and Westhoff for Pennsylvania Railroad executive Theodore Ely.
Next, we will visit Camp Carolina, another sprawling Westhoff-designed complex, to explore its fine main house and boat house, both constructed in 1913. Lastly, we will stop on Buck Island to learn about Camp Majano and its 1915 boathouse..
This tour is led by AARCH Staff and property owners.
The tour starts at 10 AM and ends around 3 PM.
The fee is $50 for AARCH members and $60 for non-members.