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Archive: Apr 2016

Weddings on the Water-Vows With a View    We just launched a revamped wedding page.   What do you think?  

Interesting Raquette Lake stories

  Imagine if you will, a large hunter’s bark shanty on a small rise overlooking a ten acre farm with cows grazing in the open surrounded by hay fields, crops and an orchard. From 1837 to 1860, this was home to Raquette Lake’s first settlers, Matthew Beach and William Wood.  They eked out a hard, solitary life as hunters, trappers and guides welcoming the earliest explorers and the first wealthy tourists. The man who gave the region the name Adirondacks, Professor Ebenezer Emmons stayed with Beach and Woods in the 1840s while surveying the area. If you were to see William Wood, you might not believe your eyes. He managed to bound through the woods hunting deer, portage his canoe atop his head, and carry a 70 lbs pack long distances – all while walking on the stubs of his…

Special Events on the WW Durant this season

Spring, Summer or Fall.  We’ve got it covered!

We try harder!

It’s in there in tiny print. Thank you for voting us Runner Up in the Fine Dining category of Adirondack Life’s Best of…..contest.