Explore the remarkably intact resort community of Loon Lake in the Town of Franklin originally developed during the late 19th century by Fred and Mary Chase. Their resort, the Loon Lake House, was a destination for wealthy families, including several presidents, for vacations and getaways. Our tour will take us to several buildings and storied sites throughout this unique Adirondack community including The Inn at Loon Lake, the 1895 Loon Lake Golf Course (one of the first golf courses in the Adirondacks), its Clubhouse and artfully restored Caddy House, the President’s Cottage, as well as several historic private camps, cottages, boathouses, and even a stunning log cabin synagogue. This is a wonderful opportunity to see one of the region’s most special and overlooked places.
This tour is led by Loon Lake preservationists Karl Smith and Patricia Cogswell. The tour begins at 10 AM and ends at 3:30 PM.
The tour fee is $50 for AARCH members and $60 for non-members.