Lake George and Bolton Landing New York Area Events and Activities
Bolton Landing New York and the immediate Adirondack and Lake George regions offer a vast array of activities throughout the year. Outdoor concerts are fun for the whole family as you listen to the various music styles under the Adirondack stars. Theater and Lecture series appeal to our more mature visitors, and our festivals and fairs keep us all young at heart! Bolton Landing New York and the Lake George region of the Adirondacks has it all!
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Living Lands: Lake George’s Underground Railroad History and the Mystery of Eagle Nest
June 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pmFree
Join the Lake George Land Conservancy for the first presentation in our Living Lands summer presentation series. Each week, we will take an exclusive and up-close look at the people, history and wildlife of the lands of Lake George and the Adirondacks, past and present.
This week will be focused on the history of the Underground Railroad in Lake George. Was there an Underground Railroad route that ran from south of Lake George right through the heart of the Adirondacks? Was the famed Ned Buntline home of Eagle Nest near Blue Mountain Lake an Underground Railroad stop? For more than a century, rumors have suggested it was a path for escaped slaves traveling from Glens Falls to Canada and freedom. The circumstantial evidence for it is compelling; the arguments against it are equally strong. Can it be proven either way? Join North Country Community College lecturer Pete Nelson on a journey through history, lore and speculation that not only seeks to unravel the mystery of the original clearing at Eagle Lake, but also to shine a light on a diverse Adirondack past still little known.