The Raquette River Blueway Corridor has a rich history that is reflected in its natural landmarks, historic bridges, fire towers, residences, churches and commercial structures. Over 30 individual historic sites, buildings and several historic districts have been listed on the National Register in communities along the Raquette River. The Raquette Lake-Blue Mountain Lake area is home to Adirondack Great Camps including Pine Knot Camp www2.cortland.edu and the Great Camp Sagamore www.greatcampsagamore.org , with the bonus of the permanent architectural exhibits at the Adirondack Museum. Farther north, the Village of Potsdam has one of the most intact 19th century downtown districts in the North Country-Adirondack Region. The Market Street National Historic District contains a wide range of 19th and early 20th century architectural style buildings most using locally quarried Potsdam Sandstone. A virtual tour of Potsdam’s historic buildings can be viewed at: www.potsdampublicmuseum.org
Fire towers located on top of Blue Mountain www.adirondackscenicbyways.org and Mt. Arab www.adirondackscenicbyways.org provide sweeping vistas of the central and northern Adirondack Mountains. Summer and autumn hikes to these fire towers show-off the Raquette River at its best!