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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.
Friday 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.
Saturday 10am—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.