Monday, October 14, 2013

Saranac Lake, New York: Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial Cottage

Saranac Lake is a charming location, just down the road from Lake Placid but with a bit more quiet. Tourist attractions aren't exactly common within the village limits.

One that qualifies, though, is the Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial Cottage. You've probably read some of his work - "Kidnapped" and "Treasure Island" qualify.

He spent the winter of 1887-88 in Saranac Lake at this cottage. Stevenson must have made an impression. They kept his place as is as a tourist attraction, and named the street after him.

Imagine what would have been done if he stayed a while longer!

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