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    Select website links to our favorite Adirondack Activities on the Internet. Decide before you click with these high quality Text & Graphic links. The text which accompanies the graphic links ("in italics between quotes"), as well as the graphics themselves, are taken without change from the linked websites. [Fourpeaks connecting words & comments are in brackets.]  CLICK & GO! (On this page.)    Fourpeaks Activities Home Page. Activities for an Adirondack Vacation.   Activities At Camp. Stay right where you are.   Activities Nearby. Things to do in the High Peaks around us.   The Adirondack Museum for a rainy day. The most highly trafficked Adirondack website.   Rich Garfield'sFly Fish the Adirondacks.   Adirondack Visitor Interpretive Center.   Park Safari a special treat for kids.   Northcountry Events Calendar. Chamber of Commerce.   Montreal, the Paris of North America, only 1-1/2 hours away.   Pendragon Theater, finest repertory in the provinces.   About Fourpeaks Weather. Ski information. A searchable database. An events calendar. Adirondack attractions. Up-to-date searchable events calendar.   From my mailbag:  "a lot of great information on The Adirondacks."   More (Select) Link Pages!   Your Fourpeaks Host helps navigate his webpage.
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    Fourpeaks offers lots more than just lodgings. CLICK HERE and start planning your R&R or Adirondack vacation activities. Fourpeaks Activities Home Page. About Stonehouse Road for a walk back into history. And Fourpeaks hiking trails, rewarding views with no crowds.  Swimming/Floating the AuSable River at Stonehouse Road.   Visiting Jay, N.Y., the heart of the Adirondacks!   Links to all Adirondack Activities.

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    Ridge CampActivities at Camp. Stay right where you are. Here are twenty-one things to do at our backcountry Camps. Listen. Watch. Find a different rhythm sleeping, eating, playing and getting around they way they did at Fourpeaks 100 years ago and more. Hiking. R&R.   

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    SkiersFish the AuSable!Activities Nearby. Museums, nature centers, shopping, food, restaurants, beer & wine in the nearby High Peaks and the greater Lake Champlain Region. Outdoor activities, educational activities, sports, tourist attractions, rainy day things to do. A personal selection. Comes with a complete 5-page RESOURCE GUIDE with vendor names and contact information.

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    Canoe Carry The Adirondack Museum" is known nation-wide for its exhibits and collections that reflect two centuries of human endeavor in one of the last wilderness areas in the United States. Its twenty-two indoor and outdoor exhibits tell of the people who have inhabited and visited this land of forests, lakes, and mountains since the early 1800s. Exhibits on logging, mining, boating, overland transportation, hunting and camping show how people worked, traveled and played. One of the finest collections of fresh water craft in America, including sixty-eight guideboats, is housed at the Adirondack Museum. Carriages, a private parlor car, a schoolhouse, a rustic cottage, rustic furniture, over 66,000 historic photographs, and an extensive library all document Adirondack history and culture."

    VIC NewcombAdirondack Visitor Interpretive Center "The Adirondack Park Agency operates a VIC at Newcomb. Open year-round, the facility serves as an environmental education center, offering miles of scenic, surfaced trails that feature signage explaining the local ecology. From lectures on bear behavior, to orienteering classes to maple sugaring outings to packbasket weaving workshops, the Interpretive Center offers more than 150 public programs annually, many of them free. Summer at the Center features regularly scheduled interpretive trail walks, the Junior Naturalists series, astronomy classes and evening explorations. Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm, Oct. 1 through May 31, and from 9 am to 7 pm, June 1 through Sept. 30. Admission is free. Located on Rt. 28N, 14 miles east of Long Lake, phone: 518-582-2000."[APA also operates a second VIC at Paul Smiths.]

    Revolutionary Soldier  "The cluster of mountains in the neighborhood of the upper Hudson and Ausable rivers I proposed to call the Adirondack group, a name by which a well-known tribe of Indians who once hunted here may be commerated. The Adirondacks held all the country . . . as their beaver hunting grounds.
    The name is not as smooth as the Aganushioni, which has also been proposed as a name for this group, but the above historical fact has induced me to propose the one given above." 
    [Professor Ebenezer Emmons, first geological survey 1837--one of our Four Peaks honors his name.]

    Adirondack Event "The Adirondacks is filled with events--craft fairs, festivals, theatres, picnics, BBQ's, derbies, races and other cultural events. Special fly fishing, dog sledding, canoeing, hiking, skiing, biking, skiing, fall foliage and other events. Museums and theme parks plus gifts, craft pottery,and antique stores." [Site covers Lake Placid, Saranac Lake and beyond.]

    Warthog  "Parc Safari" is more than 800 animals, representing more than 80 different species. But, if there is one aspect of Parc Safari that makes it unique it is theAnimal Reserves, where one can come face to face with various species of animals from the four corners of the world. Become a Jungle Explorer, as your vehicle is transformed into an all terrain jeep as you pass through Africa, Eurasia and the Americas. The animals in this jungle come right up to your vehicle to be fed, touched and photographed. Discover nature, not only visually, but also by touch and feel. This unique family experience is what makes Parc Safari`s Animal Reserves a truly unforgettable adventure. There is only one Parc Safari and only one corner of Africa and it is right here in the heart of Quebec."

    Plattsburgh Northcountry Events Calendar.  "Travel and business information for the Plattsburgh, Lake Champlain,Adirondack Region. Near Montreal, Quebec; Burlington, Vermont; Lake Placid,New York - in the Adirondack Mountains and on the Shores of Lake Champlain. Information on Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Boating, Dining, Shopping, Vacation travel, Accommodations, Economic Development and more."

    Montreal Visit Montreal. "Without exaggeration, Montréal is the festival capital of the world. Come summer, you can't make a move without giving yourself over to a festival, street party or celebration of one kind or another. Of course, being an enlightened cultural metropolis, Montréal offers its visitors an enviable combination of both top-dollar talent and literally free-for-all entertainment that spills out into the streets. What a party. What a summer. What a city." [Worth the trip in any season. Our favorites: Montreal Botanical Garden (biggest and best in the world), Montreal Insectariam (in the gardens, Summer only), The Biodome (at Pie IX near the gardens), Old Town plus numerous historical museums, an wonderful archeological museum, theaters, restaurants and a clean, efficient Metro, etc.]

    Pendragon Theater Pendragon Theater. "In 1998, Pendragon Theatre celebrated its 17th Anniversary. For a long time we have been bringing professional theatre to the Adirondack Region of New York. In recognition of that we received the Governor's Arts Award (in 1994) which rewards excellence in the arts in New York State." [From A Chronological History of Pendragon performances 1980 to present, a few titles from a long distinguished list:  A Streetcar Named Desire  HOT L Baltimore  Twelfth Night  Uncle Vanya  The Tempest  The Lady's Not For Burning  The Caucasian Chalk Circle  Orpheus Descending  Steel Magnolias  A Shayna Maidel  The Importance of Being Earnest  The Cherry Orchard  The Glass Menagerie  The Diary of Anne Frank  Dancing At Lughnasa  All My Sons  Waiting for Godot  Dial M for Murder  The Importance of Being Earnest The Three Penny Opera  Dracula  A Doll's House.] Pendragon Theater, 148 River Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983 * Email: * Reserve by phone: 518-891-1854 * Toll free: 888-701-5977

    Richard bringing one in. Richard at Hatch Brook. Fly Fish the Adirondacks "is a full guide service, guiding the West Branch of the Ausable, the Saranac, the Salmon, the Chateaugay and the Raquette Rivers, also including still water reservoirs, and remote mountain streams. Some of the finest trout and warm water fishing can be found in Northeastern New York., Brown Trout. The angling opportunities abound with possibilities of landing wild browns and rainbows along with the native brook trout, not to mention small mouth bass, northern pike and many more fish species. The Adirondack scenery is breathtaking and the angling adventures are endless.  " (All photography viewed on Rich's site was shot in the region by himself, all pictures depict real situations viewed and experienced in the field. Richard is a New York State Licensed Guide #1235 since 1992 and a local resident of the area for more than two decades.) EMAIL CONTACT:, RICHARD GARFIELD, PO BOX 1147, LAKE PLACID,NY 12946, 518.946.7063 (Home.)

    CLICK HERE for Fourpeaks Weather. About Fourpeaks Weather. Where it comes from. (Lake Champlain--35 miles away.) What it is today and for the next few days. (Links to Plus some things about our weather that you can count on whenever you visit. (A must read for guests!)

    Ski information: prices, trail conditions, rentals. "The Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) was created by the State of New York to manage the facilities used during the 1980 Olympic Winter Games at Lake Placid. ORDA operates Whiteface Mountain for downhill skiing, the Olympic Sports Complex at Mt. Van Hoevenberg for cross-country skiing, and the Olympic ice and jumping complexes [in Lake Placid]." [For the skier: ticket and rental information, trail descriptions. For the visitor in any season: something to do anytime. Direct link to Whiteface Mountain Ski Center, (518-946-4318).] .
    "Look no further. You'll find it at an Adirondacks guide to the Adirondack Park and Mountains for accommodations, travel, lodging, maps, recreations, attractions, dining, shopping."
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    Balloon Attraction  "The Adirondacks is breathtaking. This New York region is filled with high peak mountains, sparkling and tranquil lakes and rivers, historic sites, ski resorts, and many more monumental sites.
    There are so many ways to enjoy the beauty of this land; boat tour, seaplane ride, fly-in fishing trips, campgrounds, and hiking and biking trails.
    Come see the natural wonders of this upstate New York area."

    Lake Placid Events Calendar  "There are few places on the planet that offer as much in a vacation. [CLICK HERE for up-to-date searchable events calendar.] The village is set in the six million-acre Adirondack Park, amid some of the tallest mountains in the Eastern U.S. Having hosted the Olympic Winter Games in 1932 and 1980, Lake Placid and Essex County have long-been a mecca for those people with a hardy appetite for outdoor adventure."

    "A lot of great information on The Adirondacks."
    Subject: Compliments & thanks for your Activities & Resources page :)
    From: "Bethany "
    Date: Fri, 27 May 2011 12:42:04 -0400
    Hi Martin,
    There was a page on the that I really enjoyed (, so I wanted to say great job & thank you!! My family loves taking vacations, so I'm always looking for new & fun information & ideas online!

    Secondly, & I hope this doesn't seem rude, but I also wanted to make a suggestion for your page. You've compiled a lot of great material, but I wanted to suggest the addition of another great page that I found online recently: . It has a lot of great information on The Adirondacks so it might be a really helpful/useful addition to your page!

    Take care,

    Subject: Re: Compliments & thanks for your Activities & Resources page :)
    From: "Martin (Your Adirondack Guide)"
    Date: Sat, 28 May 2011 07:54:39 -0400
    To: "Bethany "
    Thanks for your email and for liking my webpage and finding it useful and for suggesting I appreciate it.

    That page does make good reading, but like a lot of blogs out there is really just second hand information lifted from other pages on the internet, maybe entertaining, but not researched or responsible in a sense.

    I noted particularly the statement about settlers.
    "It was in the 1800s that both loggers and tourists began to visit the area." Bethany--The loggers here in the 1800's were born here! They lived and farmed on my Fourpeaks eight homesites you can come and visit today. Tourists didn't start coming up till Murray wrote his book and with the advent of the steamboat and rail access. But not the loggers and miners. They were my neighbors (now deceased).

    I left a comment on the page.
    "the area was left alone and viewed as a hostile wilderness until the 19th Century." Not true. Settlers from New England moved here in the 1700's. Iron was discovered above AuSable Forks early on and by the Revolutionary War Mr. Washington's troops bore muskets and iron shot from those mines, There was enough development by 1798 to form town governments. See and related pages.

    Come and visit. I'll help make it affordable and fun.

    Best wishes,

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