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    Taylor Pond: A Wilderness Lake.
    Explore Fourpeaks 20 miles of uncrowded Hiking Trails and AuSable River spots. Explore Fourpeaks 20 miles of uncrowded Hiking Trails and AuSable River spots. Our private trails on 700 acres with 4 mountains are a "must see" for Fourpeaks guests. Rattlesnake Knob with the best view possible of the 5,000-foot High Peaks. The Lookout Trail on open ledge by Whiteface Mountain. Many more scenic trails and Beauty Spots. But if you're here for more than just a few days we reccommend a day trip to Taylor Pond, a New York State wilderness property with a 5-mile lake for canoeing, fishing, swimming at a primitive beach, or just looking at.
    CLICK & GO!  (On this page.)   Background information.   Reccommended activities.   How to get to Taylor Pond,   Map showing roads from Fourpeaks to Taylor Pond (about 15 miles).   Taylor Pond is dog friendly.     Ten pages of Adirondack Activities.  

    Taylor Pond Photo by Todd Shirley View from primitive sand beach.
    Photo by Todd Shirley.

    Background information. A water reservoir for paper mills and other industry at AuSable Forks years ago, Taylor Pond is surrounded by 9,000 acres of New York State Wilderness. There's evidence of a dam which at one time controlled the water supply. There's a primitive campground at one end, 3 remote lean-tos and canoes and boats to rent (Summer only).
    Taylor Pond Taylor Pond and the land around is a designated New York State Recreational Wilderness area and is open to the public year round. Fees are not collected outside of the Summer season. A few local people hunt in season and there may be snowmobilers on the trail in Winter. But the Lake Placid tourists never get this far from the village and the commercial attractions. Taylor Pond is little used. A good place for a quiet look at natural things. (Loons still live here.)   [Reservation System 800/456-CAMP. Day Use in Season $3/per car. Canoe with jackets&paddles $15/day (2003).]

    Reccommended activities.
    Canoeing. Waters for the first mile are generally calm, but the main portion of the lake is broad and often windy. Hug the shore to get around. 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.
    Swimming. Best place is a primitive sandy beach about one mile from the campground. Delicious swimming and a great view. Canoe or walk out to the little cove just beyond Pine Point near the site of the old dam. Consult map at campground or ask for directions to tent sites I-1 and I-2 (#8 on map.)
    Fishing. Rainbow/Lake Trout and Salmon plus smaller fish.
    Hiking. An access road goes entirely around the lake not far from shore and doesn't connect with other trails. Very quiet. Worth exploring. Take a lunch. Stop at one of the leantos if not in use.
    Taylor Pond is dog-friendly. Unlike at Fourpeaks, however, dogs must be kept on lead. Also, they must be tagged as having been rabies-vaccinated.

    Taylor Pond How to get to Taylor Pond. (See Map below.)
    1) Take Stonehouse Road to Route 9N (1 mile).
    2) Take 9N North to Route 86 in Jay (2 miles).
    3) Take Route 86 to BonnieView Road (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.

    Map showing roads from Fourpeaks to Taylor Pond (about 15 miles). Road to Taylor Pond.

    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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