An Adirondack Rustic Resort in the Great Camp Tradition Since 1921

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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 on Blue Mountain Lake


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 Great Camp in 1880. It 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 more than 1,000 guests each season. Situated on 12 acres of pristine Adirondack woods, with 1600 feet of waterfront, The Hedges has more than 30 lodging options, including fourteen lakeside and non-lakeside cabins, five suites, 12 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.


For his rugged yet comfortable Great Camp, Civil War General Hiram Duryea chose one of the most beautiful settings in the Adirondack Mountains. Into the shoreline of crystal-clear Blue Mountain Lake he tucked a boathouse, dining room, kitchen, and other various and sundry buildings for the enjoyment of his family and guests wishing to escape the heat and humidity of New York City. Over the past 100 years since the “General’s Camp” became The Hedges, many buildings have been added, and improvements made by several subsequent owners. They have preserved this famous rustic resort so future generations of guests can continue to share in the camp’s unique charm and ambiance.