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…

Exhibiting Lake George: Shoreline Tour & Historic Photography in Bolton Landing

Exhibiting Lake George: Shoreline Tour & Historic Photography in Bolton Landing

Bolton Landing and Lake George offer beauty, historic buildings, and stories all in one spectacular setting. We will start this special summer day with a visit to the Bolton Historical Museum, housed in the adaptively reused 1890 Church of the Blessed Sacrament, to view a vibrant new exhibit of historic Lake George photographs. These photos…

Pack Forest Lodge & Environs

Pack Forest Lodge & Environs

Some of our region’s best historic and preserved outdoor learning and recreation-based camps are in Warrensburg, and have plenty of stories to tell. For this tour, we will spend the day at Pack Demonstration Forest, a regionally-renowned educational camp owned and operated by SUNY-ESF. The original site was established and built throughout the 1920s and…

Roadside Architecture of Lake George

With the rise of the automobile touring vacation in the twentieth century, came roadside architecture: gas stations, restaurants, amusement parks, and motels, which lined popular roads to attract and accommodate travelers. Lake George, long a tourist destination in the Adirondacks, is home to some of the most iconic extant examples of roadside architecture in the…

Downtown Glens Falls

Incorporated as a village in 1839, Glens Falls was granted its city charter on March 13, 1908.  Growing as an industrial center, it relied heavily on the Hudson River to power its mills.  Mark Frost of The Chronicle newspaper will lead a walking tour of the downtown area. We will explore the city’s industrial, economic,…