Loon Lake

Loon Lake

  Explore the remarkably intact resort community of Loon Lake in the Town of Franklin originally developed during the late 19th century by Fred and Mary Chase. Their resort, the Loon Lake House, was a destination for wealthy families, including several presidents, for vacations and getaways. Our tour will take us to several buildings 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…

Power Tools for Women Workshop

Power Tools for Women Workshop

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

Touring Tupper Lake: Architecture, Industry, & Reuse

Touring Tupper Lake: Architecture, Industry, & Reuse

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, including our first stop to today’s Sunmount Developmental Center….

Bartlett Carry Club

Bartlett Carry Club

At Bartlett Carry, the Saranac River drops 30 feet in two tenths of a mile between Upper Saranac Lake and Middle Saranac Lake, making a portage in both directions necessary.  This stretch of river was also legendary for its trout fishing.  It was here, in 1854, that Virgil Bartlett established an inn for 50 guests…