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4th of July Week Schedule

July 3 - July 7

 

In celebration of 4th of July, we will be hosting guided hikes and kayak tours everyday from the 3rd-7th of July. These fun and informative outings are a great way to learn some local history and appropriate for the whole family. Hikes and kayak tours are led by our very own guide, Patrick Murray and will meet at the Front Desk.  They are free to guests and $10 to non-guests.  Please inquire at the Front Desk or the Outdoor Center for details and to sign up.  Stop by or call (518) 251-2444.

 

Wednesday July 3rd:

Hooper Mine Hike – 10:00 am

This is a nice short hike for the entire family. The Hooper Mine is an open pit garnet mine dating back to the 1800’s. The trail to the abandoned mine ascends a gradual grade. Pockets of garnet can be seen in the rocks there and the mine offers a superb view of Ruby Mountain and the present day Barton’s Garnet Himes. See if you can find the closing date carved into the rock.

Difficult level–Easy

Time–Approximately 1 hour

Guided Kayak – 1:00 pm

This adventure will take hikers onto the beautiful 13th lake for sightseeing and boating instruction. Learn about the loons, beavers and other wildlife that call our lake home.

Difficult level—Moderate

Time—Approximately 2 hours

 

Thursday July 4th:

Hooper Loop Hike – 10:00 am

This easy, laid back hike is filled with information on the mine and it’s connection to our historic lodge. We will walk from the LODGE up to the rim of Hooper Mine, where we will be able to look down into the pit of the old mine. From there, we will continue to William Blake Pond, home to plenty of wildlife, including deer and beaver.

Difficulty Level—Easy

Time—Approximately 3 hours

Kayak to Elizabeth Point – 1:00 pm

This adventure will take hikers onto the beautiful 13th lake for sightseeing and boating instruction. Learn about the loons, beavers and other wildlife that call our lake home as we make our way to Elizabeth Point.

Difficult level—Moderate

Time—Approximately 2 hours

 

Friday July 5th:

Balm of Gilead – 10:00 am

The trail starts right from the Garnet Hill Outdoor Center and the hike takes you to a magnificent cliff on the Balm of Gilead that overlooks Thirteenth Lake and the mountains beyond.

Difficult Level– Moderate

Time–1.5 hours

Guided Kayak – 1:00 pm

This adventure will take hikers onto the beautiful 13th lake for sightseeing and boating instruction. Learn about the loons, beavers and other wildlife that call our lake home.

Difficult level—Moderate

Time—Approximately 2 hours

 

Saturday July 6th:

Elizabeth Point Hike – 10:00 am

This route follows a distinct old road to the site of an 1877 farmstead and plantation foundations are still visible amidst the trees. A short side trail leads to Elizabeth Point on Thirteenth Lake where there is a nice picnic spot and beach with great views.

Difficult level—Moderate

Time—Approximately 2 hours

Outdoor Center Summer Bash – 12:00-5:00 pm

The Outdoor Center will be open beginning at 10 am. However, activities will be from noon to 5pm. Throughout the event we will offer guided hikes, access to our trail systems, and kayak/canoe tours. We will also have BBQ for $12 and music so come join us for the party and see what our outdoor center has to offer!

 

Sunday July 7th:

Hooper Mine Hike – 10:00 am

This is a nice short hike for the entire family. The Hooper Mine is an open pit garnet mine dating back to the 1800’s. The trail to the abandoned mine ascends a gradual grade. Pockets of garnet can be seen in the rocks there and the mine offers a superb view of Ruby Mountain and the present day Barton’s Garnet Himes. See if you can find the closing date carved into the rock.

Difficult level–Easy

Time–Approximately 1 hour

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July 3
End:
July 7
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