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Your stay at the Lodge gives you direct access to many activities at no extra charge, plus we can arrange for any off-site activities you may be interested in as well.  Our Adventure Concierge will help you select, schedule and prepare for the outdoor activities that you enjoy.
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Free Activities at the Lodge...                       
Hiking On 600 acres of ski trails with many interesting views and destinations including: Hooper's Garnet Mine, the Sugar House, Putty Pond.  Or hike to back country spots in the Siamese Pond Wilderness area on well maintained and well marked trails. more... Walking, Birding and Nature There are many shorter, comfortable walks available on the pleasant trails surrounding the Lodge.   They offer stunning views of Thirteenth Lake and the surrounding mountains, many species of animals, trees and plants to enjoy as well as tables and benches to sit and take in the natural surroundings.  more...
Paddling - Canoeing/Kayaking Take one of our canoes or kayaks out on the lake and explore the many quiet and interesting spots along its pristine, totally uninhabited shores.  Loons and beavers are regular inhabitants as are osprey, eagles and hawks. more... Tennis Our professional tennis courts are available to play on as singles or doubles.  Pickle ball can also be played on the courts.
Swimming Nearby Thirteenth Lake offers access for both supervised and open water swimming on a completely unspoiled Adirondack lake;  With exclusive access to a beach, dock and picnic area for the whole family to enjoy.  more... Ping Pong, Foosball,
Billiards, Lawn Games
Enjoy the use of our ping pong, foosball and billiards table in our guest lounge for some competitive family fun. Or play croquet, horseshoes or badminton on the lawn.
Trail Running Our 30 miles of maintained trails are ideal for running as well as hiking and mountain biking.  There are easy level trails as well challenging hills to conquer that will match runners of all ages and abilities.  Great for competition training! Geocaching Geocaching is the hot new outdoor activity that is sweeping across the world.  It's a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game that players use
GPS-enabled devices to find hidden containers and then share their experiences online.  Numerous locations are designated in the area around Garnet Hill Lodge.
Mountain Biking Use our mountain bike trails and hiking trails to enjoy thrilling bike rides from easy to adventurous.  (Mountain bike rental is included with overnight stay).  more... Fishing Take a boat out on Thirteenth Lake and fish to your hearts content, or arrange for a guided fishing trip at the Adventure Center where you can be taken to some of the best secluded spots in the Adirondacks. (We don't supply fishing gear). more...
Sun bathing Pull up an Adirondack chair and relax on our lawn overlooking the lake, or head on down to the beach and enjoy the sun and water up close. Star gazing Our location at 2000' above sea level and far from any city or lighted area, gives us some of the darkest skies to be found anywhere.  So bring your telescope or even a pair of binoculars and be wowed by the vast array of astronomical objects that can be seen on a clear night.

In addition, guests have access to numerous activities in the nearby area, including:
White Water Rafting | Golf  |  Train rides | Train museum | Adirondack Museum | Stone Bridge Caves Shopping,
and much more...


Rafting Season

Whitewater rafting through the Hudson River Gorge is an amazing way to experience the natural beauty and excitement of the Adirondacks.  Spend a weekend or settle in for a week of outdoor excitement.  Either way, you'll treasure your stay with us and this one of a kind adventure that feels a world away.

Check out the rafting companies you can team up to have a great day on the Hudson and a great stay at Garnet Hill Lodge with a great price for both.


ARO Adventures North River, NY - 5 minutes from Garnet Hill Lodge - 1-800-525-7238

White Water Challengers North River, NY - 5 Minutes from Garnet Hill Lodge 800-443-RAFT

Adirondack Adventures North River, NY - 5 Minutes from Garnet Hill Lodge 877-963-RAFT

Beaver Brook Outfitters Wevertown, NY - 20 minutes from Garnet Hill Lodge 888-454-8433

North Creek Rafting Co. North Creek, NY - 10 Minutes from Garnet Hill Lodge 800-989-RAFT

Adventure Sports Rafting Company - Indian Lake, NY 888-441-RAFT

Adirondac Rafting Company 
- Indian Lake, NY 800-510-RAFT

Wild Water Outdoor Center - Warrensburg, NY 888-945-3420

Scenic Railway ToursSaratoga & North Creek Railway sight seeing tour

Saratoga & North Creek Railway - a great way to get to Garnet Hill Lodge with our free shuttle pick up and a great day trip for the family to experience a sight seeing tour of the Adirondacks and a visit to the historic city of Saratoga Springs.  Read more on the Saratoga & North Creek Railway blog

 


SUMMER Activities

Mountain Bike Center | Hiking in the Adirondacks| Fishing | Nature Study and Ecology | Birding | Golf | Tennis | The Lake - Swimming, Boating, Canoeing 
SPRING Activities

White Water Rafting | Mountain Biking | Fishing | Golf | Tennis
FALL Activities

Hiking in the Adirondacks | Golf | Tennis






WINTER Activities

Cross Country Skiing | Snow Shoeing | Skiing and Snowboarding at Gore Mountain

Local Attractions

Golf | Boat Cruises | Historic Sites/Museums/Nature Centers | Antiques/Crafts/RusticFurniture Makers | Amusement Parks & Train Rides | Rock & Mineral Shops and Attractions | Summer at Gore Mt.


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Garnet Hill Lodge & Cross Country Ski Center
Address: 39 Garnet Hill Rd, North River, NY 12856 Phone: 518-251-2444 or 1-800-497-4207
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