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Splash into Summer: Spending Time on Thirteenth Lake at Garnet Hill Lodge

Posted in Summer at Garnet Hill, Things to Do

There’s no denying it—summer is here and the warmer temperatures are here to stay.  What better way to spend a hot summer day than enjoying Thirteenth Lake, nestled in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains?  With crystal clear water fed by streams running down from the surrounding mountains, Thirteenth Lake measures two miles long and half a mile wide.  Surrounded by forever wild forest and with no motorboats allowed on the lake, you’ll find peace…

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Things to Do in the Adirondacks During a Spring & Summer Retreat

Posted in Adirondack Mountain and Stream Guides, Spring at Garnet Hill, Summer at Garnet Hill, Things to Do

One of the most alluring factors for vacationing in the Adirondack Mountains is that it is a top-rated recreational destination all year round.  As much as we adore the winter months at Garnet Hill Lodge, we’ve already turned at least some of our attention to spring in Upstate New York.  In a matter of weeks , the icicles will melt, and familiar spring birds will return to their perches, giving way to a bevy of…

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A Fishing Vacation in the Adirondack Mountains

Posted in Adirondack Mountain and Stream Guides, Fall at Garnet Hill, Spring at Garnet Hill, Summer at Garnet Hill, Things to Do

Now is the time of year when serious anglers are already planning for their perfect spring fishing trip – and what better location to select than the Adirondack Mountains. Home to thousands of lakes, ponds, and rivers teeming with formidable sportfish, the Adirondacks are an excellent destination for some serious angling. In the heart of the Adirondack Mountains with many nearby lakes and rivers and an abundance of scenic beauty, our neck of the woods…

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Winter at the Log House

Posted in Winter at Garnet Hill

Friday Night Happy Hour Join us during happy hour on Fridays this winter from 4-7 pm. $3 house wine and draft beer, half price on all other adult drinks and a series of appetizer specials including oysters, shrimp, tapas and wings.  Learn more. Saturday Afternoon Tea Join us in a Rucker family tradition.  Find yourself a cozy spot and order a pot of tea to share along with a selection of home baked treats. Served…

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Visit Local Farms

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Did you know the Adirondacks are home to some amazing and award winning cheese? Nettle Meadow Farm is a 50 acre goat and sheep dairy and cheese company in Thurman, New York just below Crane Mountain in the Adirondacks. Source: Nettle Meadow Farm and Artisan Cheese These are our local cheese champs.  They brought home First, Second, and Fourth Place finishes in the mixed milk bloomy rind category at the 2017 U.S. Cheese Championships. The farm…

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The Final September Weekend Hike…not to fear, they are continuing into October

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  Join Us for a Guided Hike or Kayak Tour This Fall These fun and informative outings are a great, active way to learn some local history and appropriate for the whole family. Tours are led by our very own hiking guide, Patrick Murray and will meet at the Front Desk. Our most popular hikes: Balm of Gilead ~ This beautiful hike starts at our Adventure Center and takes you to the top of Gilead…

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It Certainly Feels Like Summer this September

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With the past few weekends giving us highs well into the 80’s it still feels remarkably like summer up at Garnet Hill these days.  After a summer on the cooler side, it is a surprise, but a welcome one.  We expected to be talking about peak fall foliage by this time in September, but truthfully, the real story about mother nature this weekend was the sun. Up at the Log House on Saturday afternoon, guests…

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A Great Weekend of Hikes

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  Three weekends into September and we are loving the weekend hike series.  It has been a fantastic way to get to know our guests and share with them some of what makes Garnet Hill so special. New this weekend was the Hooper Loop hike, born out of the enthusiasm on hikes in previous weekends.  It has been fantastic to see that people are eager to continue on a little bit farther once we get…

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September Weekend Hikes

Posted in General, Things to Do

  Join us for a guided hike or kayak tour each weekend in September. These fun and informative outings are a great, active way to learn some local history and appropriate for the whole family. Tours are led by our very own hiking guide, Patrick Murray and will meet at the Front Desk. Our most popular hikes: Balm of Gilead ~ This beautiful hike starts at our Adventure Center and takes you to the top…

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