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Bolton Landing is a hamlet and census-designated places in the town of Bolton in Warren County, New York, United States.[1] It is located on Lake George in the Adirondack Mountains. It is a common tourist destination and the closest town to the State Park lands and islands of the Lake George Narrows. The hamlet's most notable structure is The Sagamore Hotel, a renovated Victorian-era hotel.

Bolton Landing
Church in Bolton Landing NY.JPG
Bolton Landing is located in New York
Bolton Landing
Bolton Landing
Location of Bolton Landing in New York
Coordinates: 43°33′26″N 73°39′17″W / 43.55722°N 73.65472°W / 43.55722; -73.65472Coordinates: 43°33′26″N 73°39′17″W / 43.55722°N 73.65472°W / 43.55722; -73.65472
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountyWarren
Elevation
361 ft (110 m)
ZIP code
12814
GNIS ID944411[1]

There are 4 public beaches for swimming.[vague]

HistoryEdit

The community was founded in 1799.[vague]

The Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum and Sagamore Hotel Complex are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[2]

GeographyEdit

Bolton Landing is ten miles north of Lake George village on the west side of Lake George in the town of Bolton. The closest city is Glens Falls, south of Lake George village. New York Route 9N passes through the community.

CultureEdit

Home of the Bolton Landing Barbershop Quartet Festival for 14 years. The international harmony singing event drew crowds and visitors from around the world and was featured on several television shows including an hour long special in Japan. The festivals popularity reached its peak in 1999 as hundreds of Barbershop enthusiasts along with their friends and families packed into the small town of Bolton Landing for the annual Labor Day Barbershop Quartet Competitions. The Festival, originally started by Bolton native Andy Pratt ended in 2002.

The Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum at Bolton Landing on the shore of Lake George (New York) commemorates the internationally known Polish soprano Marcella Sembrich (1858–1935), whose favourite composers included Vincenzo Bellini and Gaetano Donizetti. In addition to her career in Europe, Sembrich had more than 450 performances at the New York Metropolitan Opera. Her lakeside summer mansion was opened as a museum in 1937 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Every year since 1989, the Bolton Recreation Commission's summer free concert series in Roger's Memorial Park has been anchored by Bolton native and summer resident Matt Finley performing with his band, Rio JAZZ.

Since 2005, Bolton Landing has been home to the Lake George Theater Lab, a theater company devoted to new American plays and adaptations. Bolton Landing was also the home of sculptor David Smith, and is where he did a large percentage of his work. David Smith was introduced to the hamlet through Wilhelmina Weber Furlong the early American avant-garde modernist painter who pioneered the modernist movement in Bolton Landing, New York at Golden Heart Farm.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Bolton Landing". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.

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