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Garnet Hill Lodge is conveniently located in North River, NY, the ultimate destination for outdoor enthusiasts. A small hamlet in the Adirondack Park, in Warren County, NY, North River sits on the banks of the Hudson River. With plenty of outdoor activities to do in and around North River, and its neighboring town, North Creek, thousands of visitors make it to this area each year.
When you stay at Garnet Hill Lodge, you not only get to make use of on-site trails, dining, and amenities, but you’ll also be within a close distance to a host of local attractions with plenty to do for the entire family. Explore all that our corner of the Adirondacks have to offer and visit one of the nearby popular attractions in North River & North Creek.
North River locals, Judy & Joe Brown, are the owners and operators of Garnet Studio. They have had a long fascination with things that come from the earth and their lifelong pursuit is shaping the native beauty of minerals into custom jewels. Overlooking Gore Mountain, Garnet Studio is located in the midst of the finest garnet deposits in the Adirondack mountains. They offer a full range of custom cut stones and jewelry using locally-mined Garnet, 14k gold and silver. While their specialty is Adirondack Garnet, they also offer a large variety of jewelry featuring gems from all over the world. With over 30 years of stone-cutting, gem setting and design experience, Garnet Studio has the perfect keepsake of your trip to the Adirondacks.
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Address: 68 Casterline Road, North River, NY 12856
Located just 20 minutes from our Lodge, guests can partake in an unforgettable glass art experience with a professional glass artist. The instructors at Gregory Tomb Glassblowing Studio bring the magic of glass wo life in an one-of-a-kind artist class you’ll remember for years to come. Your instructor will guide you through this beginning-to-end adventure with glass following the highest safety standards. Owner, Gregory Tomb, has had a passion for glass since childhood. During his career, he has been awarded “best in glass,” and been the featured artist at the Nassau County Museum of Art, Hampton Fine Art Festival, Stuart Art Festival, and Scottsdale Artfest. Another perk for Lodge guests? Lodge guests receive 10% off their entire booking for a one-of-a-kind glassblowing experience.
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Address: 21 Railroad Place, North Creek, NY 12853
Located in North Creek, about 16 minutes from our Lodge, the North Creek Depot Museum explores the area’s rich role in American history. The restored Adirondack / D&H Railroad Depot dates back to 1872, and serves as the heritage center as well as cultural and economic hub in historic North Creek. The station has remained almost completely unaltered since the day it was built, and the entire complex provides an interesting record of railroad history. The museum is open Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day Weekend, and in addition to the exhibits, you can also check out a restored freight house and engine house, sand tower, and a 90-foot turntable.
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Address: 5 Railroad Place, North Creek, NY 12853
The hardest garnet in the world is only found on Gore Mountain, making the garnet extremely rare. Guests will learn from an expert tour guide about the history and geology of the Garnet Mine and how to find your own Garnet gemstones. Tours are available daily from July 1 through Labor Day, and on weekends from Labor Day to Columbus Day. Tour prices are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $10 for chilren.
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Address: 1126 Barton Mines Road, North River, NY 12856