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We offer guided hiking tours each weekend on both Saturday and Sunday. These hikes are a great way to get out in the woods and learn about local history along the way. 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.
Saturday – Hooper Loop – 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.
Time—Approximately 3 hours
Saturday – 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.
Time— Approximately 2 hours
Sunday – William Lake Pond – 10:00 am
Just before the turnoff for the Hooper Mine is the beginning of the Nature trail, This trail works its way uphill along a stream and will lead us to William Blake Pond. Technically, this body of water is not a real pond and was originally the result of the stream being dammed for mining. Nevertheless, it makes a great destination for a morning hike.
Time—Approximately 1.5 hours.