The Women of Santanoni

The Women of Santanoni

Camp Santanoni, a 12,900-acre wilderness estate established in 1892, and its 200-acre working farm, are an architectural wonder rich with the stories of the people who have lived and worked at, enjoyed, and preserved the site. While women have always played a central role at Santanoni, their stories have not always been told. This day-long…

Brews at The Barracks

Brews at The Barracks

  The Plattsburgh Military Reservation goes by many names—the Plattsburgh Barracks, the Plattsburgh Air Force Base, even simply “the Oval.”  Regardless of what you call it, the area is home to numerous, mostly adaptively reused military structures. This section of Plattsburgh was the site of British and American engagements during the War of 1812, and…

Architects & Architecture at Santanoni, Past & Present

Architects & Architecture at Santanoni, Past & Present

Join architect and guide Chuck Higgerson on a day-long adventure focused on Santanoni’s construction and last year’s extensive Save America’s Treasures grant-funded restoration project. Journey on a horse-drawn wagon and hear about the history of the camp and farm and the architects, builders, and catalogs behind their designs. Once you arrive, you will learn how…

The Durant Legacy: St. Williams, Pine Knot, The Antlers & Echo Camp

The Durant Legacy: St. Williams, Pine Knot, The Antlers & Echo Camp

Explore the marvelous rustic architecture of Raquette Lake—by boat and by 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 by a friend of…

A Day on Big Wolf Lake

A Day on Big Wolf Lake

Big Wolf Lake is a large, pristine waterbody near Tupper Lake, the centerpiece of a 4,000-acre private preserve. Among the 30 or more camps standing along its shoreline are five designed by noted Adirondack architect William Distin, as well as other historic and architecturally interesting lodges, camps, and structures. Originally a mystery tour back in…