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Path through History: The Durant Legacy in Raquette Lake

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Path Through History

This year, AARCH is working with I Love NY and the Path Through History program to bring you the history of Raquette Lake through rustic architecture pioneer, William West Durant.

Tour William West Durant’s first camp, Pine Knot, which was started in the 1870s and established 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.”  We’ll also visit The Antlers, originally operated as a hotel and cottage resort, designed in 1886 by a friends of Durant’s, Saratoga Springs architect R. Newton Brezee.  Then we’ll visit St. William’s on Long Point, a church Durant built in 1890 to provide a place for worship for his Catholic employees.

This trip includes a short boat ride and a one-mile walk along a dirt road.

Reservations are required. To register and for more information, contact Educational Programs Director Nolan Cool at, or call the AARCH office at 518-834-9328.

Meet-up location and details will be given upon reservation confirmation.  Spaces are limited to 35 participants.

  • From: 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Admission: $45

One of AARCH’s Most Popular Tours!


Pine Knot




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