Experience the Adirondacks like the rich and famous
During the late 1800s, the Gilded Age brought some of America's wealthiest people to the Adirondacks. Soon, an influx of wealthy tycoons such as Alfred Vanderbilt, J.P. Morgan, Collis P. Huntington, Andrew Carnegie, and Robert Collier were building their lavish summer retreats on the shores of the Adirondacks' breathtaking lakes and ponds. It was during this time the Great Camp style of architecture was born. And while the names of the people who built these camps are impressive, it's the names of those they entertained here — and the extravagant lengths they went to create luxurious estates in the Adirondacks — that is even more intriguing.