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Thanks to all who made it out to Garnet Hill for the Ride On event this Sunday, presented by WPM Trails and The Hub. It was wonderful spending the morning with everyone and great to see so many people out exploring the trails.
Ride On! was a two-day event showcasing the fantastic mountain biking facilities in Warren County. Bikers collected tokens at each of the parks that could be redeemed for drinks at the after party each day. The weekend started out at Gurney Lane Mountain Bike Park in Queensbury, then moved on to Brant Lake Bike Park in Brant Lake for the afternoon, and ended at The Hub for the after party. On Sunday the day started here at Garnet Hill. Bikers arrived between 10 and 11 and headed out in groups to ride Double Downs and many of our other trails. The Bobcat Lounge in the Garnet Hill Outdoor Center was open for bikers to get some lunch as they got off the trails before heading to the next destination.
Around 1 o’clock, people began to filter out and head to their final location, Gore Mountain Ski Bowl. They explored the park, collected their tokens and then headed to the after party for the day at Beck’s Tavern. It was a great event and it was a pleasure to be a part of it. We hope everyone had a wonderful time and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
If you couldn’t make this event, don’t worry! Garnet Hill trails are free to use all summer and fall. Our mountain biking terrain features 5 miles of new, dedicated single-track mountain biking trails in the Log House area as well as an extensive network of pre-existing single-track trails, cross country ski trails and dirt and gravel roads. The new trails were built to the highest standards by Wilderness Property Management, a local expert in the bike world, and designed specifically for mountain bikers. Some of our trails feature fantastic views of the Adirondack’s high peaks, while on others, you will find yourself in a serene wooded setting. Even if you don’t have your own mountain bike, don’t worry. Bike Rentals are available to all visitors, and rentals are included in your stay if you are a guest at Garnet Hill Lodge.
Summers at Garnet Hill offer something for everyone, whether you are an avid mountain biker, an outdoor sports enthusiast, or a city dweller looking for some peace and quiet we have something for you to enjoy. Situated adjacent to the Siamese Ponds Wilderness Area, Garnet Hill makes a fantastic home base for hiking both on and off our trail network. Guests at Garnet Hill Lodge enjoy access to the Garnet Hill Beach on pristine 13th Lake, as well as our fleet of canoes and kayaks. This supremely peaceful lake is surrounded by mountains and forests, with the Garnet Hill beach and Garnet Hill Lodge being some of the only visible signs of human habitation. For those who seek a little more of a thrill, there are a several white water rafting companies just down the road providing guiding for trips down the Hudson river.
Looking to learn something new or find a new paddling destination in the area? Join us on June 15 and 16 for a Paddling Workshop and Guided Day Trip. Sign up for one day or both, depending on what peaks your interest.