Bluff Point: Hotel Champlain to Clinton Community College

One of several free tours AARCH is offering this season, highlighting unique structures and the stories behind them.  The walking portion of the tour will last approximately two hours; please be prepared for periods of walking and standing.  Pre-registration is not required, but is appreciated. As part of the Adirondack Coast Cultural Alliance‘s Museum Days,…

St. Regis by Canoe and Kayak

  In the late 1800s, the St. Regis lakes became a popular destination for wealthy vacationers. By canoe and kayak, we’ll take to Upper St. Regis and Spitfire lakes to visit some of the finest Adirondack camps in the area, built from the 1890s onward. Our day starts with a visit to two impressive Adirondack…

Pre-Fab Plattsburgh

Following World War II, along with mass production, expanded transportation, and a growing middle-class, came the need for stylish, affordable, and easily constructed homes. Join Dr. Daniel Reiff, Distinguished Service Emeritus Professor at Fredonia State University in Art History, an expert in kit homes and author of Houses from Books, for a presentation and discussion…

Lyon Mountain

Once referred to as “the town that refused to die,” Lyon Mountain has faced overwhelming hurdles in the past half-century. The open pit mining at Lyon Mountain was known for producing high quality iron ore, so preferred that it was used in the manufacture of the cables of the Golden Gate Bridge. The departure of…

Brant Lake by Bike

By bicycle, we take to the road around beautiful Brant Lake, right at the cusp of autumn to explore the lake’s stunning historic resources. Once a hub for loggers, tanners, and teamsters, the lake by the late nineteenth century began to draw in tourists—hotels and summer homes for the wealthy replaced taverns and mills. Summer…