Lake History

The area was settled primarily during the late 19th and early 20th centuries by people arriving on the first railroad through the uninhabited Adirondack wilderness.  Early trappers and hunters of the Adirondacks became guides here, eventually establishing permanent camps and hotels.  Businessmen, in the style of the Great Camps of the Vanderbilts and Morgans, built private summer homes and brought their families.  Some of these lodges still exist and the Big Moose Lake area is historically significant for its unique architecture utilizing vertical half-log construction in lodges and cabins.

146 Glenmore Road
Eagle Bay – Big Moose Lake,
New York 13331

(315) 357 – 4891