Urban Exploration Photography

Ghost Town of Adirondac

The ghost town of Adirondac is buried in the Adirondack State Park of upstate New York. When the mine closed in 1989 the residents moved away b/c there was no other places for them to work in the area. There are still a variety of houses left and pieces of rusty equipment buried in the woods. The actual titanium mine was demolished in 2009. Unfortunately, this abandoned town has been crumbling for many years and does not have much life left. Three of the 9 remaining homes are not accessible, as they are now just piles of wood. There other homes in the area that I have not been able to reach b/c they are on the opposite side of the river and there is no bridge, so hip waders are required. I will return waders so I can visit the homes that I’ve missed.

The homes in this gallery get a lot of foot traffic because they are located at the trail head of a popular hiking location, which was once hiked by Theodore Roosevelt. Roosevelt stayed in one of the remaining abandoned homes when he visited the town of Adirondack for a hike in 1901. A few days before his hike, Roosevelt had heard that President McKinley was shot, but his diagnosis sounded positive so he continued on his hike. After only of a few hours into his hike he was alerted that President McKinley was in Critical condition. Soon after, Roosevelt learned that president McKinley had passed and that he was now President of the United States.

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2 responses

  1. The story to this place is as epic as the photos are. Do you know which home he stayed in specifically?

    August 10, 2012 at 11:19 am

    • I did not take any photos of the home that Roosevelt stayed in on this trip. It is being restored and is tightly boarded. I will check to see if I took any worth posting on any of my previous visits.

      August 10, 2012 at 10:26 pm

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