Adirondak Loj

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Coordinates: 44°10.95′N 73°58′W / 44.18250°N 73.967°W / 44.18250; -73.967

The Loj, rebuilt in 1928

Adirondak Loj is a historic lodge near Lake Placid in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. The current facility was built in 1927 and is owned and operated by the Adirondack Mountain Club. Located on the shore of Heart Lake, it is at the trailhead of the most popular trails to Mount Marcy and Algonquin Peak, the two highest points in the state.

Accommodations include private rooms and bunkrooms, with meals also available. In addition there are campsites, lean-to's, and very large canvas tents.

History[edit]

Van Hoevenberg's original Lodge that burned in 1903

The original Adirondack Lodge was designed by Henry Van Hoevenberg, namesake of Mount Van Hoevenberg. It opened in 1890 but was consumed in a catastrophic fire that swept Essex County on June 3, 1903.[1] It was replaced by the present structure, designed by Saranac Lake architect William G. Distin, in 1927.

Spelling[edit]

The spelling of the building's name was changed from its original "Adirondack Lodge" to "Adirondack Loj" by a previous owner, Melvil Dewey, founder of the Lake Placid Club and ardent advocate of spelling reform.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Donaldson, Alfred L. (1921). A history of the Adirondacks. New York: The Century Co. p. 27. Retrieved 2013-12-14. 
  2. ^ Steinberg, Michael. Our wilderness : how the people of New York found, changed, and preserved the Adirondacks. Lake George, NY : Adirondack Mountain Club, 1991.

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