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Lake Durant

Central Adirondack Trail and Adirondack Trail, State Rt. 28 and State Rt. 30, near Blue Mountain Lake in Hamilton County

This beautiful Adirondack Lake was named for architect William West Durant and was the site of a Civilian Conservation Corp camp.

An historic lake now noted for camping, boating with motor boats, rowboats, and canoes allowed, fishing, hiking, and state-run Day Use Facilities with swimming permitted when lifeguards are on duty. Civilian Conservation Corp men rebuilt the Lake Durant dam and campsite. Named after William West Durant, the architect famous for Adirondack Architecture.

Closest Community:

Blue Mountain Lake

Closest Byway:Central Adirondack Trail and Adirondack Trail
Distance from Byway:on
Closest Route #:State Rt. 28 and State Rt. 30
Months Occurring:january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december
Best Season:spring, summer, fall and winter
Indoors or Outdoors:outdoor
Admission Fee:no
How to Find:

east end of lake, near state campground

URL:Lake Durant website


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