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Summer Weekend Hikes

August 2, 2019 - August 4, 2019

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.

 

Thursday 10am—Hooper Mine:

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.

 

Friday 10am—Balm of Gilead:

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.

Level – Moderate.

Time—Approximately 1.5 hour.

 

Saturday 10am—Hooper Mine:

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.

 

Sunday 10am—Hooper Loop:

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.

Level—Moderate.

Time—Approximately 2 hours.

 

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August 2, 2019
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August 4, 2019
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