Rustic Camps of William Coulter: Eagle Island & Moss Ledge – FULL

Rustic Camps of William Coulter: Eagle Island & Moss Ledge – FULL

Friday, August 16, 2024 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…

Loon Lake – FULL

Loon Lake – FULL

Tuesday, August 20, 2024 Explore the remarkably intact resort community of Loon Lake in the Town of Franklin originally developed during the late 19th century by Ferd and Mary Chase. Their resort, the Loon Lake House, was a destination for wealthy families, including several presidents, for vacations and getaways. Before that, the community boasted connections…

Bartlett Carry Club – FULL

Bartlett Carry Club – FULL

Tuesday, August 27, 2024 In 1854, Virgil Bartlett established an inn for 50 guests and a horse-drawn wagon service for transporting boats along the portage between Upper Saranac and Middle Saranac Lakes. Legendary for its trout fishing and hospitality, this historic crossroads was known as “Bartlett’s Carry” for the next 35 years. The property was…

Touring Tupper Lake: Architecture, Industry, & Reuse

Touring Tupper Lake: Architecture, Industry, & Reuse

Thursday, September 14, 2023 Tupper Lake’s major industrial, institutional, and community buildings help to highlight an expansive, multi-layered history and their preservation offers the community a canvas for a vibrant future. On this outing, we’ll explore several defining places, structures, and facilities that bring Tupper Lake’s past into clearer view. Opened in 1924, the former…

Power Tools for Women Workshop

Power Tools for Women Workshop

Saturday, September 16, 2023 The world of power tools can seem intimidating for women – but it shouldn’t be! AARCH believes strongly in empowering women to build and wield personal and professional DIY skills safely and confidently. We are teaming up with regional contractor and construction firm owner Leisa Almekinder to explore the importance and…

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…