Lake Durant Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Created during the nineteenth-century lumbering boom when spruce, pine, and balsam logs were rafted downstream to sawmills on the nearby Hudson River, Lake Durant opened to the public as a recreation area in 1939. Shady and well-screened from one another, the small to medium-sized lots are all a good distance from the road, enhancing the quiet beauty of this small campground. Adding to its appeal, roughly half of them sit right on the lake’s gently sloping shoreline. Four bathrooms have soap, outlets, and mirrors but no paper towels or hand dryers. Just inside the entrance, a tiny patch of sand provides enough space for kids to play in, while the blue-blazed, 135-mile Northville–Lake Placid Trail offers day hikers the opportunity to visit Stephens Pond and/or Tirrell Pond. Note that the swimming area is not lifeguarded. For a history of Adirondack Park, visit the Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake, 2 miles north of Lake Durant on Route 28."