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Fourpeaks is at the center of a scenic triangle with Whiteface Mountain (Wilmington, 6 miles), the Jay Wilderness (Jay Mountain, 4 miles) and the tallest 4,000-foot plus High Peaks (Keene, 10 miles away)--Spectacular Views!
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Putting the Pieces Together: The Fourpeaks Story.
Index to 6 pages of Fourpeaks Road and Trail Maps.
Fourpeaks Hiking/Walking Trails: Trail Notes with Beauty Spots.
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NOTE: Camp locations are shown by circled letters. TC=The Cabin, WN=Wolf's Nest, RC=Ridge Camp, NC=New Camp, SC=Sugar Camp, GC=Gypsy Camp. Thoreau House is off this map. CLICK HERE for Thoreau House on Stonehouse Road Map.
CAUTION: Jeep Roads are drawn to scale. Foot trails direction and length are approximate. Read Trail Notes.
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The Story. Putting the Pieces Together.
(Gypsy Camp, Thoreau House,
Scotty "phone booth-in-a-trailer,"
more trails and beauty spots,
and the AuSable River.)
1967. No sooner had I closed the deal with Jim Melvin's on his 90 acres, Dan let me know the adjoining 75-acre Prime lot was up for sale as well. And next year the big 300-acre Hurley lot across the road at $65 per. Then the 120-acre Smith woodlot and sugarbush right by camp. Dan researched the ownership of the 18-acre frontage lot (the Boughton field) and found the old man's son in Georgia. The last piece was the seven acre Beauregard camp (the old Perkins Farm) that had been cut out of the Smith lot years ago before Smith bought it. The people had a mobile home on it--an eyesore. The guy held out and we ended up paying $10,000 for. But what a relief!
By 1970, with Dan's help, I had put together six parcels of land--a 700-acre private getaway. In those days we called it just "camp."
When we decided to start a vacation rental business, first tentatively in 1988 with just a few rentals from a one-time New York Times ad, and then later in 1997 with a one-page website, we had to find a name. "Fourpeaks" first came to mind--and it stuck.
(CLICK HERE to hear The Whole Fourpeaks Story--1967-2003, 7 camps, 3 barns, 1 Stone House, 700 acres and 40 years.)
Fourpeaks Maps: HIGHWAYS, ROADS & TRAILS|
1. Where in the world is Fourpeaks?. (In the upper right hand corner of New York State.)
2. New York Cabin Map. NY? NJ? MA? PA? QC? Just hours from Home!
3. Fourpeaks Trail Map. Hiking/walking trails and beauty spots on our 700 wilderness acres. Location map for backcountry camps. [CLICK HERE for Trail Notes to accompany map.]
4. Fourpeaks Tree Map. Trail Map with Locator Symbols for our Sugar Maples, Popple (Quaking Aspen), Eastern Pine, White Cedar, Black Spruce, Beech and Hemlock. [CLICK HERE for the complete Guide Visit Our Trees! to accompany map.]
5. Fourpeaks Topographic Maps. Shows Fourpeaks "Hidden Valley" surrounded by our four 2,000-ft. peaks. 34x42 map for sale.
6. Map of Stonehouse Road. Take a walk back into history on our pretty one-lane dirt road.
7. Map of old Stonehouse Road. Stonehouse Road is now open all the way to Hardy Road, Wilmington.
8. Map of Jay NY AuSable River Beauty Spots with 1/4 mile river walk, shoals and islands, swimming holes and the old Covered Bridge.
Hiking/Walking Trails & Beauty Spots.
Home to seven families during the last century, Fourpeaks valley is covered by developed roads and skid trails settlers used to access their fields, woodlots and pasture lands. A fire on Basset Mountain in the early 60's left a network of fire roads as well. Salvage harvesting after the great Ice Storm in January '98 improved access to the higher elevations. Fourpeaks 4 mountains (Bassett, Wainwright, Rattlesnake and Ebenezer) are friendly 2,000-foot peaks which can provide hours and days of pleasant discovery for both the seasoned hiker and everyday walker--afoot, or on snowshoes or skis! Trails lead to summits and ridges with river, valley and mountain views, and to beauty spots worth visiting. For a private experience you don't have to drive to--away from the crowds on overused public trails. |
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Fourpeaks hosts now welcome paying guests to a 700-acre rest and playground for vacations in the Adirondack Great Camp tradition. Couples appreciate Fourpeaks secluded settings. Outdoor loving families have fun exploring our accessible wilderness. Folks with dogs enjoy the open spaces to run their pets. A private nature rereat. For a vacation away from it all. Are you in this picture? CLICK HERE to find out! [More about this at Frequently Asked Questions.]
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