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Always wishing to be innovative, Miss P. has decided that the best way to introduce you to this wonderful pet-friendly vacation spot is to interview the resident canine host at Fourpeaks, Tramp. Although she is a bit miffed that cats are not mentioned as welcome guests, she has decided that an article on this pet-friendly resort would not be complete without his point of view (after all, what do humans really know about doggie vacations?)
Miss P.: I understand that you do a good deal of napping during the day.
Do you have a favorite spot and can you recommend any good "napping" sites for your canine vacationers?
Tramp: Nothing like a nice nap. Leaves you so refreshed. If I'm bushed I'll just drop off and doze just any place. It's Summer now and I like to nap on the porch best. Cool. Breezy. If some sound wakes me up I get a good view all around of what's happening outdoors. I can really bark a lot then.
Miss P.: I noticed you had an impressive list of sport's equipment for the humans but I understand that some dogs like to jump and catch those round Frisbee things (humph, dogs will do anything to please their humans).
Do you have those on hand or should dogs bring their own?
Tramp: Lots of frisbees on hand here. And sticks to jump at. Bring your own squeaky yellow man.
I won't let you play with mine. (You can have the purple one.)
Miss P.: What about doggie dinner time?
Is there a special canine canteen or does Fido dine in his room or al fresco?
Tramp: We have a good store of dog food and treats. Will share. I'm into lean and dry dog foods, like Purina Light to keep my figure. If you like that heavy canned food stuff or meat food--you'll have to please bring your own.
Miss P.: Can you tell me about the hiking trails? Do you have trails for humans and dogs of all physical levels (in other words, if your pooch has a pouch, are there easy walks?)
Tramp: The trails here are neat for dogs. Louise takes me out a lot. (I'm a nut off lead so she always has me haltered--but I still like it.). There's Stonehouse Road for beginners. The trail to The Lookout for something with a view. Outdoor types like Setters and Labs relish the longer walks and they're ok off lead. The best trail is to the Ridge. Dale comes here often with that mutt Shepherd of his and they jog the 2-1/2 miles all the way from the Stone House. (Showoffs!)
Miss P.: What about water. I believe (although to a cat this is impossible to comprehend) that some types of dogs love to swim. Do you have a nice doggy swimming hole?
Tramp: The AuSable River right here at the farm is ideal. It's shallow with shoals and islands for running around in. And there are deeper pools for a swim. Go fetch!
If the humans want a break for the evening, is there a dog sitter in the area?
Tramp: We need some advance notice on this, 'cause our dogsitter has a full time day job now. But something can always be worked out if we can plan it. Sorry--I won't let them dogsit any dog in my house. Human kids ok, but not other dogs. Grrr!
Miss P.: Is there a vet close by just in case an overzealous dog overdoes the exercise? (Note, this would never be a problem for a cat!)
Tramp: We have a good vet team (Mr. & Mrs.) with clinics nearby. There's a neat boarding arrangement, too, with indoor runs and short stays are ok. I go there for checkups, shots and stuff. They're canine friendly and up-to-date. (The contact information is someplace on this nerdy website. Ask Martin. He's the only one can find anything here.)
Can you tell our visitors about the most memorable doggie visitor you have had?
Tramp: It happened just recently and I almost died. Four sisters visiting the area heard about my place in a Mr. Habgood's pet-friendly guide. Would you believe these four sisters wanted to bring six (6) dogs with them for a stay at Old Barn! I could hear Martin and Louise talking it over. She said, "No. That's just too many dogs." Well, they finally came and it was the oddest bunch of big guys and teeny lapdogs you ever saw. I almost barked my head off.Sunday morning I could see them marching down to the river for an early dip--four ladies and six dogs--all lined up along the road. What a sight. Woof. Woof! WOOFWOOFWOOF!!!!
Any final comments to future pooch visitors at Fourpeaks?
Tramp: If you're an outdoor type you'll love the woods walks and river swims. You'll get a healthful workout. If you're a city dog the open space and fields all around will have different smells and seem a little strange at first. But you'll get used to it. I did. Hey! It's the big outdoors.
Vacation With Your Dog! Walk, Run and Swim in Mountain Air. Fourpeaks 7 Backcountry camps on 700 acres with 4 mountains make a perfect Pet-friendly vacation in the great outdoors. 20 miles of hiking/skiing trails in meadows and woods with gorgeous views. Dog swimming at Brook Trail and the nearby AuSable--upstate New York's prime scenic river. Kitchens. Fireplaces. Comfort and style in a wilderness setting. CLICK HERE for George, our resident canine, who's excited to tell you all about it and CLICK HERE for an index to all 10 Fourpeaks pet-friendly vacation pages.
Meet Our Doggy Guests! The Fourpeaks Photo Guest Book. is a fun way to learn about our Adirondack backcountry vacations. Who came. Where they're from. Where they stayed. The Season. What they did here. Photos, Letters and Guest Book entries. CLICK HERE for our Photo Guest Book (100+ Pages.) or CLICK HERE to Meet Our Doggy Guests! (Selected pet-friendly vacation pages.)
Travel Chat with Miss P. Miss P. invites all her two and four-legged friends to bring their pet and animal related news and travel information to her special "Travel Chat" page. Just email her at MissP@ThePetProject.com.
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An Adirondack Miscellany Newspaper and Magazine articles, Books and lots more.
Ice storm of the Century Devastates Northcountry.January 1998
Town of Jay Happy 200th Birthday Party at the 1829 Southmayd Stone House May 1998
Natives and Outsiders at the Jay Old Covered Bridge. June 1998
Jane McCrae Murdered by Indians in Ft. Edward NY. July 1777
Adirondack Great Camps: Adventures in the Wilderness.
Miss P, the famous www.Internet web purrcat, interviews Tramp, our Fourpeaks barking cocker.
Ironman USA comes to Fourpeaks.
Chickadees In Winter
Flying Critters on your Adirondack Vacation.
Adirondack Letters: "Hints of Balsam and Pine from our corner of the Adirondacks."
AuSable River Swimming: Where the Pools Are Never Crowded, And Water Slides Are Nature's Own (New York Times)
A new novel about Fourpeaks: Moss Krupnick's Daughters of Utopia, 196 pages, $9.98
For your Adirondack experience--"Stay Awhile In Style!" Plattsburgh-Republican November 2002.
NATURE WITHIN REACH: Luxury Camping. (July 2004, Southwest Airlines SPIRIT (In-flight Magazine.)
Annual Jay Yard Sale. (First Sale August 19, 2006.)
Glamping. (Glamorous Camping.) (Jan-Feb, Nov-Dec 2008, Women's Adventure Magazine.)
"Imagine a place that preserves the charm of the nineteenth-century back-country dwellings . . ." ADIRONDACK LIFE, 2006 Collectors Issue.
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