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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.
There will be no guided hike on Sunday, October 6, 2019 due to the Garnet Hill Grit Mountain Bike Race. We hope you will join us at the race!
Check back in the days prior to your visit for an updated itinerary. Some of our favorite tours include:
This easy, laid back hike is filled with information on the mine and it’s connection to our historic lodge. Discover abandoned mines’ shacks along the path, search for clues from the past and discover garnet em- bedded in the rocks of the old mine.
Level – Easy.
Time—Approximately 1 hour.
William Blake Pond:
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.
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.
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.
Time—Approximately 2 hours.