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September Newsletter

Posted in Fall at Garnet Hill, General, Newsletters

It is hard to believe that the summer months are over and the kids are already back at school.  It was a wonderful summer here at Garnet Hill with plenty of hot days spent in 13th Lake or rafting down the Hudson River.  Though we do love the lazy days of summer and the extra time we often find to spend with our families and friends, we are  looking forward to fall here at Garnet Hill.

Cooler Nights

Cooler nights will settle into the area very soon, while the days will continue to provide enough warmth for water sports.  This is a great time to sneak in a last trip up to Garnet Hill. Choose one of our balcony rooms and picture yourself opening up the doors to let the evening breeze flow in off the lake and mountains. Or, choose a room in the Tea House Cottage so you can take a soak in your Jacuzzi tub after an active day. Book a room

 

Perfect Hiking Weather

In addition to more comfortable nights, September also ushers in perfect hiking and biking weather.  We are looking forward to being able to get out there and go for the distance, or the hill climb, or the extra run without the weather holding us back.  If you haven’t hiked Peaked Mountain yet, now is the time!  Our favorite way to do it is to paddle across the lake, then catch the trail and hike up.  The views are spectacular when you reach the top and you will have earned the reward.  See more hikes.

 

Biking Season

September 1 through the start of ski season, use of the Garnet Hill Bike Trails is free.  Take advantage of this opportunity to discover a new side of Garnet Hill before the snow comes.  Garnet Hill features two categories of bike-able trails: cross-country ski trails, and single-track bike trails.  Start from either the Log House parking lot or the Outdoor Center and weave your way through this network of intertwining trails with routes to suit a variety of ages and ability levels.  It really is a lot of fun.  More information and maps.

 

Fall Activities, Tours and Excursions

We will be offering hiking tours led by a Garnet Hill guide each weekend, and a kayak tour while weather permits.  These tours generally last about 1.5 to 2 hours.  If you are looking for a longer outing with a guide, consider joining us on our October 20 Day Hikes or booking an excursion through one of our community partners.  Excursions available this month include rail biking, guided canoe and fishing trips, and whitewater rafting.  Learn more.

 

Midweek Lodging Discounts

We continue to offer our midweek lodging discounts.  Save 10% off any stay of three or more midweek nights.  Save 15% off any stay including 5 midweek nights.  Midweek nights are Sunday through Thursday nights.  Offer is valid over the Thanksgiving holiday!

 

Upcoming Events at and Around Garnet Hill

September 22 – Photography Workshop and Mountain Bike Skills Workshop at Gore

September 23 – Garnet Hill Grit Mountain Bike Race

October 6,7 – Gore Mountain Harvest Fest

October 6 – Thurman Fall Farm Tour

October 20 – Guided Day Hikes

October 27 – Harvest Dinner at the Log House Restaurant

November 14 – Wine Pairing Dinner (Purchase tickets by Nov. 1)

 

Fall Hours

The Log House Pub open from 12pm to 8pm Sunday through Thursday and 12pm to 9pm Friday and Saturday. with dinner seating starting at 4pm.  The Outdoor Center is open Saturday and Sunday only, 9am to 5pm.

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