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  • Please WAIT! Then SCROLL DOWN for STONEHOUSE ROAD.   [ Are you in this picture? ]
    1876 Map Perkins Road (Stonehouse Road). Stonehouse Road is now open (all the way)! Stonehouse Road  A pretty one-lane dirt road, untouched by highway modernization, Stonehouse Road leads up from high speed travel at the Ausable River, past old fields, homesites and dark woods, backwards in time, to our Fourpeaks gate and seven backcountry camps. CLICK & GO! (On this page.)   Present day Stonehouse Road.   Things to see along the way.   Stonehouse Road (formerly Perkins Road) open all the way.   Trail notes for hiking old Stonehouse Road.    Stonehouse Road history (1876).   Rules of the Road: Drive with care!   (On next page.)   Stonehouse Road to Fourpeaks Map..   Stonehouse Road all the way to Hardy Road, Wilmington map..   Stonehouse Road Winter road conditions. How to learn and what to do about them.  

    Stonehouse Road at Camp Gate. 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).

    Ebenezer Mountain at the red house on Stonehouse Road. 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.) My home until I lost it to my wife in Dec 2001.
  • .0 miles: LH 1829 Stone House.
  • .05 miles: LH: Mountain brook follows Stonehouse Road from Sugar Camp (#9).
  • "2" RH .1 mile: Nathan Farb's wood road, good driveway.
  • "3" LH .1 mile: Ward's wood road, The red house on Stonehouse Road.
  • "4" LH .2 mile: Club Cannery (The Red House), good driveway.
  • "5A" LH: .3 mile Scotty "phonebooth-in-a-trailer," good driveway
  • "5" LH: .4 mile Thoreau House at Hamilton Farm, good driveway, old foundation, Brook Trail.
  • "6" RH: .5 mile Bill Ward's landing, a little steep, but good and dry.
  • "7" LH: .5 mile Gypsy Camp at Jim Melvin field, old foundation, well.
  • "8" RH: .6 mile Farmhouse Field at Halsey Straight Farm, steep, poor driveway, old foundation, well and barn ruin by great farmhouse black spruce plantings along road.
  • "9" LH: .7 mile Sugar Camp at Perkins Farm, wide, good driveway, old foundation, well.
  • There's lots of room at the end of the road (split rail fence) to turn around, by Fourpeaks Camp Gate at Halsey Straight Farm.

    Stonehouse Road is now open (all the way)! 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).
    Trail Notes. From the rail fence at the end of Stonehouse Road, look across the field for an ancient maple at field's edge (sign "Stonehouse Road, No vehicles").

  • Walk in generally West 350ft. along a seasonal brook with trillium in Spring.
  • Continue 500ft along a well preserved dry section with stone wall and open woods.
  • Continue on trail 400ft by massive deadfall years ago and a seasonal brook to Bert Williams Farm.
  • Follow old Stonehouse Road past Second Drive to sign for Lookout Trail, 1500ft.
  • Continue 500ft to Fourpeaks property line at log barricade (barring 4-wheelers).
  • Continue about 1000ft to beginning of maintained portion of Perkins Road (Wilmington). Hardy Road (connecting with Springfield Road and Route 86) another .9 mile.

    1876 Map {Perkins Road (Stonehouse Road).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.

    Danger! One-lane 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.

  • Drive slow. 10MPH speed limit strictly enforced.
  • Look out for people on foot and bikers.
  • Keep close to the center of the road.
  • Stay alert for oncoming vehicles. Take note of useable driveways on your way (See list.). Safety Hazards at our Backcountry Camps.
  • Encounter another vehicle? Slow down, pull to the right as far as you can. STOP. Allow the other vehicle to pass by. Wave. Proceed with caution.
  • If there is not room to pass safely you may have to back up/down to a driveway and pull in. Discuss the problem. Agree on a plan. Drive safely. Stay out of the ditches.

    Fourpeaks offers an unequalled private hiking experience. CLICK HERE for more Vacation Activities right here at Fourpeaks. Fourpeaks fishing and swimming in the nearby scenic AuSable River. CLICK HERE for more Vacation Activities right here at Fourpeaks. 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.]

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    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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