Saranac Lake, N.Y.
Dedicated August 2015
Partners: New York Library Association, Empire State Center for the Book
Author, poet, and adventurer Robert Louis Stevenson, a native son of Scotland, occupied these premises with his family from October 3, 1887 to April 16, 1888. Seeking relief from poor health, he traveled from Bournemouth, England to the alpine air of these mountains. The bitter winter temperatures they endured inspired him to declare “Saranac Lake, if not deliriously delectable, has proved a success.” Here he composed some of his finest contributions to English literature.