Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington were passionate about the arts, nature, and animals, and were no strangers to altruism. Their philanthropy created or supported numerous parks, libraries, and museums.
Their largest regional contribution came between 1932 and 1939 when they donated 15,000 acres surrounding their W.W. Durant-designed, Arbutus Lake estate in Newcomb, to the NYS College of Forestry to create the Anna and Archer Huntington Wildlife Forest.
The property, which has been held in trust by Syracuse University for what is now the College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF), is the site of ESF’s Adirondack Ecological Center and Adirondack Interpretive Center. We will tour the camp, learn about Durant’s original design, the Huntingtons, and its use by the college for ecological research.
This tour is led by SUNY-ESF Adirondack Ecological Center Associate Director, Paul Hai.
The tour begins at 10 a.m. and ends around 3 p.m.
The fee is $35 for members and $45 for non-members
Photos courtesy of SUNY-ESF