LGLC’s Living Lands Summer Presentation Series Kicks Off with Underground History

Bolton Landing, NY — The Lake George Land Conservancy’s (LGLC) annual summer presentation series, Living Lands, kicks off on Wednesday, June 28th with “Underground History – the Mystery of Eagle Nest,” presented by Pete Nelson.

Was there an Underground Railroad route that ran from south of Lake George right through the heart of the Adirondacks? Was the famed Ned Buntline home of Eagle Nest near Blue Mountain Lake an Underground Railroad stop? For more than a century, rumors have suggested it was a path for escaped slaves traveling from Glens Falls to Canada and freedom.

Teacher, writer, essayist, and activist, Pete Nelson will take participants on a journey through history, lore and speculation that not only seeks to unravel the mystery of the original clearing at Eagle Lake, but also to shine a light on a diverse Adirondack past still little known.

This presentation is the first in a series of nine presentations held Wednesdays at 5:30 pm, June 28 through August 30, at the LGLC office in Bolton Landing. Topics include trees as a keystone in the web of life; history of Fort William Henry; loons; beekeeping; bats and white-nose syndrome; turtles; birds; and self-sufficiency in the Adirondacks.

Presentations are free but space is limited. Details and online registration form are available at lglc.org/living-lands.