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Enjoy old-fashion swimming fun in a natural place with no chlorine and no crowds of people. Scenic AuSable River swimming at 2 spots nearby, plus Taylor Pond--just a short drive into the "boonies." Lake Everest, for kids, and our own cool mountain brook--no need to drive at all. CLICK & GO! (On this page.) Summer Swimming at the "Parking Area" Swimmin' Hole. Summer Swimming at the Old Covered Bridge Swimmin' Hole. Canoes and secluded wilderness swimming at Taylor Pond. Kids playground, fishing and swimming at "Lake Everest" Town Beach. Explore Fourpeaks Mountain Brook. More Fourpeaks Adirondack Activities .
"Parking Area" Natural Swimming Spot on the AuSable River. Best swimming in the Adirondacks. Just a mile away! Wide river, flat rocks for sunbathing, plenty of shade, picnic tables. Pet-friendly. How to get there. 1) Follow Stonehouse Road down to Route 9N (1 mile). 2) Take 9N South to Parking Area (1 mile). Enjoy! CLICK HEREfor 15 "Parking Area" Swimming Spot Photos. CLICK HERE for Jay map that shows deep swimming spots (swimming holes) in the river. CLICK HERE for floats and about bringing, borrowing and maintaining tube/ring floats for Fourpeaks river fun.
"Covered Bridge" Swimming Spot on the AuSable River. River swimming, swift rapids for kid fun, flat rocks for sunbathing. By the old Covered Bridge, at the site of factories, mills and stores in bygone days. A favorite local spot. Find big deep pool for real swimming at upstream end. How to get there. 1) Take Stonehouse Road to Route 9N (1 mile). 2) Take 9N North to Jay Green (2 miles). 3) Turn right down hill to bridge and cross bridge for parking. CLICK HERE for (NY Times article) "Where the Pools Are Never Crowded, And Water Slides Are Nature's Own."
Taylor Pond and the land around is a designated New York State Recreational Wilderness area and is open to the public year round. Lake Placid tourists never get this far so Taylor Pond is little used. A good place for a quiet look at natural things. Boating? Canoes (just 5) and rowboat (only 1) rental $15/day. Rental season about May 17 to September 2. Phone caretaker 518/647-5250 to be sure canoes available. How to get there. 1) Take Stonehouse Road to Route 9N (1 mile). 2) Take 9N North to Route 86 (2 miles). 3) Take Route 86 to BonnieView Road right at Stop sign (5 miles). 4) Take BonnieView Road to a "T" (about 8 miles). 5) Turn left at "T" and travel about 6 miles to . . . 6) Sign for TaylorPond Campground. Turn left to . . . 7) Entrance to campsite. Pay Day Use fee in season. Hike/canoe to . . . 8) Primitive sand beach for swimming or just admiring view of lake.
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"Lake Everest" on the AuSable River (West Branch), a dammed up section of the river at Wilmington, a Town Beach. Tables, barbecue grills, playground and games, rest rooms. Sand beach, safe swim area & float. Good canoeing. Light fishing for kids.
How to get there. 1) Take Stonehouse Road to Route 9N (1 mile). 2) Take 9N North to Jay Green (2 miles). 3) Take Route 86 to Stop sign (5 miles). 3) Turn left about one mile to Lake Everest sign on your left.
"Mountain Brook" at Fourpeaks runs all the way downhill from Ebenezer Mountain. Find it just behind Sugar Camp. Or again at Gypsy Camp by the hammock under the shady maples. Bring a bucket and cool off. For real fun take a walk on Brook Trail for waterfalls, lots of places to stop and cool off for man and beast. Suggest you bring a bucket, rags, soap and towels for a brook bathing experience you won't forget.
How to get there. Trail access at Gypsy Camp knoll at far side of field and at Thoreau in the middle of the field there. Brook trail is blazed and easy to follow.
"Parking Area" Natural Swimming Spot on the AuSable River.
Fourpeaks Outdoor Activities. A 700-acre private Adirondack wilderness right at your door. 20 miles of hiking/skiing trails. No traveling to get there. No crowds at the trailheads and summits. An unequalled nature experience with no people. River swimming and fishing at the nearby AuSable River. A wilderness lake. Lots more. Browse our 10 activity pages. [CLICK HERE for Fourpeaks Adirondack Activities.]
Are you in this picture? 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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