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Great Camp Sagamore near Raquette Lake, NYS Route 28 on the Central Adirondack Trail Scenic Byway

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Raquette Lake

Central Adirondack Trail, State Rt. 28, in Hamilton County

The scenic hamlet of Raquette Lake located along the west shore of Raquette Lake not far from the Sagamore Great Camp near the center of the Adirondack Park.

Raquette Lake is the largest natural lake in the Adirondacks. Located in the heart of the Adirondacks, this community has long been host to visitors seeking the beauty and scenery that is a hallmark of this mountainous region.

The Sagamore Great Camp, built by the Vanderbilt family in the late 1800s, is open to the public and to this day is an example of the visual splendor and tranquillity that attracted America's great industrialists of that era, and countless visitors since then.

The spring and fall foliage color display of the area is splendid, typical of the rest of the Adirondacks.  A New York State campground and day use area is nearby.

Boaters and hikers will find plenty to do. Winter activities include snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and ice fishing.

The 153- mile Central Adirondack Trail begins in the east in Glens Falls and ends at the western gateway in Rome on the historic Erie Canal. This crescent shaped route brings you through the foothills and mountains of the south-central Adirondack Park. From the east you pass near scenic Lake George, alongside wild, whitewater sections of the Hudson River, and the shores of Long Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Raquette Lake, and the Fulton Chain. The entire route features other numerous lakes and mountain streams that are a paddler’s and boater’s paradise.Plan to spend time at the many attractions on the byway including The Hyde Museum in Glens Falls, the world famous Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, and the Arts Center in Old Forge. Meet local artisans and crafts makers all along the byway, and plan to visit historic Fort Stanwix and The Erie Canal Village in Rome.

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