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The Hedges on Blue Mountain Lake is a well-known Adirondack landmark that has been enjoyed by individuals and families as guests for generations. Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the property started as the Duryea Camp in 1880. The camp became “The Hedges” when the Collins family welcomed its first guests in 1921. The Hedges evolved and grew throughout the twentieth century into a resort that now welcomes over 1,000 guests each season. Situated on over 12 acres of pristine Adirondack woods, with 1600 feet of waterfront, The Hedges has over 30 lodging options, including fourteen lakeside and non lakeside cabins, five suites, twelve rooms, a full-service dining room serving breakfast and dinner daily and boats, docks, a beach, tennis courts and a game room available for guest use from late May until mid-October.

The Hedges Great Camp

The Hedges is located in the heart of six million acres of pristine lakes, old growth forests and dense evergreen stands…the famed Adirondack Park.


In 1880 Civil War General Hiram Duryea chose one of the most beautiful settings in the Adirondack Mountains for his rugged yet comfortable camp. He tucked into the shore line of crystal clear Blue Mountain Lake a boathouse, dining room, kitchen and other various and sundry buildings for the enjoyment of his many guests wishing to escape the heat and humidity of New York City. The “General’s Camp” was given the name of The Hedges and has continued to entice generations of guests to share in the camp’s unique charm and ambiance.