Cold War Missile Silo

Cold War Missile Silo

Thursday, July 20, 2023 The North Country’s Atlas-F ICBM missile silos were designed by the United States Air Force in the early 1960s when the Cold War’s nuclear tensions were at their highest. Boquet 556-5, or the Lewis Missile Base, served as part of the Plattsburgh Ballistic program, which consisted of twelve missile sites located…

“Welcome to Keeseville” Coloring Book: Open House

“Welcome to Keeseville” Coloring Book: Open House

Saturday, July 22, 2023Keeseville Community Arts Festival Adirondack Action’s Keeseville Community Arts Festival brings together artists, residents, and families to celebrate place each year. Whether you’re an art enthusiast, amateur painter, or someone looking for an exciting family-friendly event, there is something for you! This year, festival attendees can pick up a copy of our…

Friends Lake

Friends Lake

Wednesday, July 26, 2023 Quietly tucked in a serene corner of the Town of Chester, Friends Lake hosts a range of historic buildings, scenic views, and Adirondack stories. Sandwiched between the Hudson River to the west and the charming hamlet of Chestertown to the east, Friends Lake has long been a vibrant destination for Adirondack…

The Women of Camp Santanoni

The Women of Camp Santanoni

Tuesday, August 8, 2023 Camp Santanoni, a 12,900-acre wilderness estate established in 1892 alongside a 200-acre working farm, is an architectural wonder rich with the stories of the people who have lived and worked there, and enjoyed and preserved it. While women have always played a central role at Santanoni, their stories have not always…

William and Alice Miner’s Chazy

William and Alice Miner’s Chazy

Tuesday, August 22, 2023 Philanthropist and businessman William Miner grew up in rural Chazy and made his fortune by inventing, patenting, and manufacturing specialized railroad equipment. In 1903, he and his wife, Alice, returned to the family’s Chazy farm and began more than three decades of innovative philanthropic work in the region. In this expert-led…

Rustic Camps of William Coulter: Eagle Island & Moss Ledge

Rustic Camps of William Coulter: Eagle Island & Moss Ledge

Friday, August 25, 2023 William L. Coulter was the first major professionally trained resident architect in the Adirondacks. He is well known for designing camps that were typically sited on shorelines overlooking lakes and the mountains beyond, with huge sweeping porches extending from the main building where residents could take full advantage of these signature…

Huntington Camp and Wildlife Forest

Huntington Camp and Wildlife Forest

Tuesday, August 29, 2023 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 along the east coast. Their largest regional contribution came between 1932 and 1939 when they donated 15,000 acres surrounding their William West…

The Durant Legacy: Raquette Lake’s Long Point

The Durant Legacy: Raquette Lake’s Long Point

Wednesday, August 30, 2023 Explore the marvelous rustic architecture of Raquette Lake—by boat and on foot—largely designed by architect William West Durant. Tour Durant’s first camp, Pine Knot, started in the 1870s, which established the features now associated with Adirondack rustic camp architecture. The Antlers—originally operated as a hotel and cottage resort—was designed in 1886…