Profile for Raquette Lake, New York, NY
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Raquette Lake is in Hamilton County.
The community name derives from French for "snowshoe"
The latitude of Raquette Lake is 43.813N. The longitude is -74.657W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,765 feet.
Well-known residents have included:
· Thomas C. Durant, financier and railroad builder
Local festivals include:
- Winter Carnival - Feb. 17-18, 2007
- Strawberry Festival - June 30, 2007
- Durant Days - Aug. 3-5, 2007
Dates often change. Check Raquette Lake web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Great Camp Sagamore
Raquette was the handsomest lake we had seen so far, its surface dotted with islands of every size, its shoreline so serrated by bays and headlands that an early traveler named Joel T. Headley likened its shape to a scallop's.
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- Winter Carnival - F
- Durant Days - A
- Strawberry Festival - J
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Libraries in Raquette Lake include Raquette Lake Free Library ... View libraries
Hamilton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Raquette Lake political report.
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