Around Raquette Lake illustrates the intriguing history of a lake region in the heart of the Adirondacks: Raquette Lake, the village of the same name, and the surrounding countryside. Hard to access in the early years, the area became home to famed Adirondack guides. After the late 1800s, it entered its heyday: the great camp era. People with names like Vanderbilt, Morgan, Carnegie, and Collier arrived and invited equally famous guests, including Benjamin Harrison, Ulysses S. Grant, Alexander Graham Bell, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and Harvey Firestone. Today Raquette Lake continues to attract visitors, many of whom return year after year and some of whom decided to make it their home.