Village of Adirondac

Walk through Village of Adirondac and Blast Furnace

In the heart of the Adirondacks, near the headwaters of the Hudson River, lying between Lake Sanford and Henderson Lake is the abandoned site of the “Adirondack Iron Works.” This untamed tract, protected by Santanoni Mountain to the west and the “Cloudsplitter,” Mt. Marcy, to the east, was twice a busy mining community. First “discovered” in 1826 by Archibald McIntyre and David Henderson, who were guided by an Indian from the St. Francis tribe, iron ore was extracted with moderate success between 1827 and 1857.