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Present day Stonehouse Road begins at Route 9N on the AuSable River and climbs to a split rail fence at the Fourpeaks camp entrance, a rise of 450 feet in elevation in only 7/10 mile, providing excellent mountain views from the many fields and openings along the way. A public highway since ancient times, and a most important attraction to Fourpeaks visitors, open year round, it's maintained by the Town of Jay (public vehicle access, not private). CLICK HERE Stonehouse Road map (walk/drive carefully, open to the public).
Things to see along the way. Here are the driveways, homesites, and other points of interest along the way. (LH= "On your left." RH= "On your right." Mileages approximate.)
By a combination of ancient roadway and hiking trails on Fourpeaks 700-acre property, Stonehouse Road (formerly Perkins Road) is now open all the way from Route 9N in Jay to Hardy Road in Wilmington. It's just as it was in bygone days (until about 1940), three miles of quiet beauty, a rare bit of Adirondack history. CLICK HERE for topo map with roads and trails (no vehicles, Fourpeaks portion private, open only to paying guests).
Stonehouse Road History. Perkins Road until recent times (and still named that on the Wilmington side), our country road traverses the height of land between Basset and Ebenezer Mountains, three miles from the AuSable River to Hardy Road. The 1876 Town of Jap map shows Jim Melvin Farm (our Gypsy Camp, (shown 1876 as J. Bentham), Halsey Straight's Farm (shown 1876 as J. Kershaw), Perkin's Farm (our Sugar Camp) and Bert William's Farm (shown 1876 as P. Norton). CLICK HERE for 1876 map of Perkin's Road.
Rules of the Road.
When you're driving up, remember--it wasn't built for heavy traffic, so you have to drive with care.
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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