Walk across the street and follow the path on the right to our private bank. Sit on the top on our stump stools to watch the river or venture out onto one of the rocks. From May to September, on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday (around 4 PM), the dam is released upstream for white water rafting so the water does get slightly higher and the current faster. Please be aware if you are sitting out on the rocks during that time.
Rumor has it that there are: Rainbow and Brown Trout, Perch, Large and Small-Mouthed Bass and the occasional Pike. There is also a public fishing area about 1 1/2 miles North.
Enjoy a meal or just absorb the woods in our Adirondack Summer House, just a short walk back into the woods. Also built in 1928, the summer house was used for cooking to keep the main house cool. The twig and post style is a rustic Adirondack art form in itself.
Our newly renovated S'more Pit is perfect for roasting marshmallows and gathering around to tell ghost stories. Please no large fires, you are in the woods.
Follow our Raymond Brook trail to Raymond Brook, about a 5 minute walk from the ADK house. Towering trees and crystal clear (cold!!) water are a photographer's dream.
Starting at the ADK Summer House, follow the turkey print medallions and take a stroll through our two acre woods on our three trails: Rock Wall, Turkey Trot and Raymond Brook. Rock Wall is the first path to the right and follows what was the original property line "wall" made of large stones from around the property. Turkey Trot meanders to the left and is named after our resident wild turkey "rafter". Raymond Brook Trail is at the top of the property and if you follow the arrow left, you will hear, before you see, the trail's namesake. Sit on a rock and take a moment to enjoy our piece of Adirondack beauty.
For a traditional fire pit experience, we have a portable metal one by our picnic tables in the backyard. "Camp Wood" can be purchased at any convenience store as well as in stands along the road (honor system payment so have some cash)
About a mile up the road heading North, there is the first public access to the river and it's a perfect spot to put in your tubes and float down to the Hudson House. There is a flag in the shed (and a flag mount on the tree) so you can highlight the bank so you know when to start heading towards shore to get out (and repeat). The float takes about 20 minutes.