One of the most alluring factors for vacationing in the Adirondack Mountains is that it is a top-rated recreational destination all year round. As much as we adore the winter months at Garnet Hill Lodge, we’ve already turned at least some of our attention to spring in Upstate New York. In a matter of weeks , the icicles will melt, and familiar spring birds will return to their perches, giving way to a bevy of new outdoor activities better suited for warmer weather. As such, we anticipate many travelers will be hoping to soak up the sun while immersing themselves in the scenic beauty offered by the mountain peaks and sparkling lakes and waterways found throughout our beloved Adirondack region.
Five Things to Do in the Spring & Summer at Garnet Hill Lodge
To help acquaint you with some of the warm weather activities in the Adirondacks, we put together a guide that will offer a few ideas. Spring at Garnet Hill Lodge revolves around the changing seasons and a versatile assortment of sports and other outdoor recreational opportunities. Here are some of our favorites:
Mountain biking on five miles of newly designed single-track trails is just one way to enjoy fantastic views of the Adirondacks. We also have an extensive network of pre-existing single-track trails, cross country ski trails, and dirt and gravel roads – all making for ideal biking terrain. Furthermore, our friends at Gore Mountain as well as other local facilities offer mountain biking, providing plenty of variety to any Adirondack biking vacation.
Hiking in the Adirondacks gives you access to some of the best trails in the country. Explore Garnet Hill Lodge’s 600 acres or hike to backcountry spots in the Siamese Pond Wilderness area on well maintained and well-marked trails. Choose from an all-day climb topping out a 4000 ft. high peak, a leisurely walk in the woods, or an adventure to a remote pond – it’s yours for the taking.
Canoeing and kayaking on Thirteenth Lake is not to be missed. Perfect for paddling, Thirteenth Lake is a beautiful, tranquil lake, with gorgeous mountain views that measures two miles long and 1/2 mile wide. Garnet Hill Lodge has a fleet of one-or two-person kayaks and canoes in addition to ample paddles and life vests available to overnight guests. Looking for more adventure? Enjoy a guided canoe trip in the heart of the Adirondacks led by a state-licensed guide.
Fishing in the Adirondacks is characterized by seclusion and tranquility. There is no shortage of angling opportunities surrounding the North River, New York area, from fly-fishing for trout to spinning for bass and pike. The most successful trout fishing is from late April into the first of June. And, local waters are home to bass, northern pike, and several other species with fishing season lasting throughout the spring, summer, and early fall. Let us help you organize a half-day or multi-day fishing excursion with Adirondack Mountain and Stream Guide Service, offering expert guides from one of the most reputable outfitters in Upstate New
White water rafting in the spring was made for the daredevils out there looking for a thrilling excursion. By late spring and summertime, the waters are calmer and allow for a more mellow experience for families looking for adventure. We’ll gladly help accommodate any tours or outings. Just be sure to check out our excursions page.
Spring & Summer in Upstate New York: Explore the Adirondack Mountains
An Adirondacks retreat to our Gore Mountain lodge may just be the perfect remedy to shake off the winter doldrums, but don’t take our word for it! For rustically elegant accommodations offering a quintessential spring and summer experience in Upstate New York, Garnet Hill is ready to serve as the ultimate basecamp as you plan out exciting things to do in the Adirondacks. Now is the time to book your next visit and explore all the region has to offer this spring and summer. For more information or to make a reservation, please contact us online or call 518-251-2444.