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Discover All the Awesome Attractions Within a 1-Hour Drive of Garnet Hill Lodge

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With on-site trails, dining, an Outdoor Center, and proximity to Thirteenth Lake, you could easily spend your entire Adirondack getaway at Garnet Hill Lodge.

If however, you’d like to venture out to explore the amazing Adirondack region that surrounds us, keep reading. We’re perfectly positioned to serve as your home base for an adventure-filled trip!

collage with wine bottles stacked, boats in water, people parasailing, two museums, and beer

Take a look at the below list of attractions, tours, motorboat rentals, museums, wineries, breweries, and more that are all within a one hour’s drive of Garnet Hill.

Embark on an Adventure & Find Fun Things to Do

Whether you want to try something new or partake in an activity you already love, you can find a variety of thrilling things to do close by.

group whitewater rafts on river

Whitewater Rafting

Adirondack Adventures
North River
10 minutes away

Whitewater Challengers/ARO
North River
11 minutes away

Beaver Brook Outfitters
North Creek
13 minutes away

North Creek Rafting Company
North Creek
15 minutes away

Square Eddy Expeditions
North Creek
15 minutes away

Bonus whitewater rafting suggestions: Adventure Sports Rafting Company and Adirondac Rafting Company in Indian Lake, Wild Waters Outdoor Center with locations in Warrensburg and Lake Luzerne, Adirondack Adventure Center in Lake Luzerne, and Sacandaga Outdoor Center are all also great options, and within an hour’s drive of Garnet Hill.

many boats in lake

Motorboat Rentals

Indian Lake Marina
Sabael
29 minutes away

Schroon Lake Marina
Schroon Lake
45 minutes away

Brodie’s Lakeside Marina
Lake George
47 minutes away

Bonus motorboat rental suggestions: Yankees Marina & Boat Rentals, Little Harbor Boat Rentals, Thunderbird Marina, U-Drive Boat Rentals, Bolton Boat Rentals, Captain Bob’s Boat Rentals, Chic’s Marina, and F.R. Smith & Sons Marina are all located on Lake George and are an hour or less from Garnet Hill.

Lazy River Tubing

Tubby Tubes
Lake Luzerne
53 minutes away

Adirondack Adventure Center (also has whitewater rafting and treetop course)
Lake Luzerne
55 minutes away

Parasailing

Parasail Joes
Lake George
50 minutes away

Parasailing Adventures
Lake George
50 minutes away

part of a paddleboard in the water

Canoe, Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals

Kayak Lake George
Lake George
49 minutes away

Lake George Kayak Co.
Bolton Landing
55 minutes away

Golfing

Cronin’s Golf Resort
Warrensburg
35 minutes away

Green Mansions Golf
Chestertown
40 minutes away

Town of Schroon Lake Golf Course
Schroon Lake
44 minutes away

High Peaks Golf Course Club
Newcomb
45 minutes away

Bonus golf course suggestions: the Sagamore Golf Course in Bolton Landing, Lake Pleasant Golf Course in Lake Pleasant, Top of the World Golf Resort in Lake George, Bend of the River Golf Club in Hadley, and Sunnyside Par 3 in Queensbury are all between 50 minutes and one hour of Garnet Hill.

hands holding up a bass fish

Fishing

Adirondack Mountain & Stream Guide
Olmstedville (based here, fish in the area)
24 minutes away

Hooker Charters
Lake George
49 minutes away

Sunset Boat Charters
Lake George
50 minutes away

Jeff’s Lake George Fishing Charters
Bolton Landing
52 minutes away

Downhill Skiing

Gore Mountain (also has summer activities)
North Creek
20 minutes away

Snowmobiling

C+C Snowmobile Tours
Chestertown
31 minutes away

the back of a group railbiking ove ra river

Railbiking

Revolution Rail Co.
North Creek (also has stations in Hadley and Thurman)
15 minutes away

Treetop Adventures

Adirondack Extreme
Bolton Landing
45 minutes away

Adirondack Adventure Center (also has lazy river tubing and whitewater rafting)
Lake Luzerne
55 minutes away

Caving

Natural Stone Bridges & Caves (also offer hiking, snowshoeing)
Pottersville
38 minutes away

Garnet Mining

Gore Mountain Mineral Shop
North River
18 minutes away

Horseback Riding

Circle B Ranch
Chestertown
33 minutes away

Embrace Local Culture Through Sightseeing Tours & At Museums

With Lake George, Schroon Lake, and Indian Lake close to Garnet Hill, you won’t be hard pressed to find cruises and boat tours. But multiple museums are within driving distance of us as well!

one docked steamboat, one coming up to the dock

Cruises

Lake George Steamboat Company
Lake George
50 minutes away

Lake George Waterfront Cruises
Lake George
50 minutes away

Raquette Lake Navigation Company
Raquette Lake
55 minutes away

Boat Tours

Adirondack Adventures Boat Tours
Diamond Point
47 minutes away

Lake George Island Adventures
Lake George
47 minutes way

Tour Boat Lake George at Blue Lagoon Resort
Lake George
48 minutes away
Bonus boat tour suggestions: Bolton Boat Tours & Watersports in Diamond Point and Original Tiki Tours in Lake George are just under an hour away from Garnet Hill.

museum signage collage of Chapman, Bolton Museum, Fort William Henry, and a Sembrich exhibition

Museums & Historic Sites

North Creek Depot Museum
North Creek
16 minutes away

Adirondack Museum
Blue Mountain Lake
38 minutes away

The Sembrich
Bolton Landing
46 minutes away

Bonus museum suggestions: Bolton Historical Museum in Bolton Landing, Fort William Henry in Lake George, and the Chapman and Hyde Collection in Glens Falls are all an hour or just under from Garnet Hill.

Crown Point Historic Site in Crown Point, Fort Ticonderoga in Ticonderoga, and The Wild Center in Tupper Lake are all a little over an hour from Garnet Hill, and are well worth the drive!

Try a Tasting at a Local Craft Beverage Producer

If you can’t come to the Adirondacks without a brewery tour or wine tasting, check out the following craft beverage producers close to Garnet Hill.

collage of adirondack wine, beer, and liquor

Breweries

Strong Rope Taproom
Blue Mountain Lake
36 minutes away

Paradox Brewery
North Hudson
49 minutes away

Lemon Tree Brewery
Speculator
51 minutes away

Bonus brewery suggestions: Adirondack Pub & Brewery in Lake George, Bolton Landing Brewing Co. in Bolton Landing, and Northway Brewing Co. in Queensbury are all just under an hour from Garnet Hill.

Wineries

Adirondack Winery
Lake George
50 minutes away

Ledge Rock Hill Winery
Lake George
51 minutes away

Adirondack Winery – Queensbury
Queensbury
56 minutes away

Distilleries

Lake George Distilling Co.
Lake George
50 minutes away

High Peaks Distilling
Lake George
52 minutes away

Springbrook Hollow Farm Distillery
Queensbury
60 minutes away

Now that you know about all the close by activities and attractions, you can better tailor the perfect Adirondack getaway for you.

Let us at Garnet Hill Lodge serve as your starting point, with hiking/biking/cross-country ski trails, a pickleball court, a disc golf course, and Thirteenth Lake right here on site. Then, branch out to explore the surrounding Adirondack region your way. Happy adventures!

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