The Great History of New York State

Much of New York State is steeped in rich history.  Take a drive just about anywhere throughout this great state, and you'll see markers that signify where something has been nationally registered and deemed historic.

The Adsit Cabin was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992. Photo:
The Adsit Cabin was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992. Photo:

They usually include buildings, structures, and objects significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and more.

One of the Oldest Log Cabins in the World

If you drive a few hours north of Albany, to a place in Willsboro, New York, you'll have a chance to see a structure that was added to the National Register of Historic Places back in 1992 called the Adsit Cabin.

The Adsit Cabin, located in the Adirondacks at 852 Point Road, Willsboro, NY, was said to have been built by a man named Samuel Adsit in the late 1700s and is believed to be one of the oldest log cabins in the United States that still exists in its original location.

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The Adsit Cabin, located about 2 hours north of Albany, is said to be one of the oldest log cabins in the country. Photo:


Who Was Samuel Adsit?

Samuel Adsit, according to sources, Adsit was an American Revolutionary War veteran who built the cabin for his family of 16 when he moved to Willsboro Point at the time following the war.  According to town historian records, the cabin was built around 1790, making it one of the oldest in the country that remains in its original location.

Standing the Test of Time

According to sources, the cabin was passed down through the family for many years, and the property was eventually purchased by a man named Dr. Earl Van DerWerker with the intent to turn it into a “summer camp,” but after a few of the buildings were torn down, the cabin was discovered.

The cabin has since been given over to the Town of Willsboro and is open to the public as an "example of a traditional log cabin from the Adirondacks."

The Adsit Cabin is still in good condition considering how old it is, and visitors can come to experience it along with some of the original farming equipment and interior furnishings from the Adsit family.

30 Interesting Facts About the ADKs You Probably Didn't Know!

From its awe-inspiring high peaks and crystal clear lake, ponds, and streams to its stunning wildlife, our mountains are second to none. And as you'll find, there's no shortage of interesting facts about figures about the mighty ADKs - here are 30 fascinating ones you may not have known!

Gallery Credit: Brian Cody TSM Albany

Some Interesting Sunken Treasures at the Bottom of Lake George

Gallery Credit: Brian Cody TSM Albany

Latest Viral TikTok Trend Takes Funny Look at Life in the Adirondacks

We recently came across a viral video that took a lighthearted and fun approach to "Life in the ADKS." It's been circulating for weeks and we think it's worth sharing!

Is life in the Adirondacks all that different from life in say, Albany, Schenectady, or Saratoga Springs? We say, "Yes!"

Even though most cities in the Capital Region are less than an hour away, anyone who's spent a decent amount of time in the North Country knows that certain conveniences that many might take for granted, don't exist throughout the 5,000 square miles of dense forest and high peaks that comprise the mighty ADKS.

So whether you're from Halfmoon or Hague; from Troy or Ticonderoga, you should be able to relate to a viral video that takes a humorous and poignant approach to "Life in the Adirondacks."

Here are a few of our favorites - and you can check out the full video below.

Gallery Credit: Brian Cody TSM Albany


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