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Bring your hiking group or club to Garnet Hill Lodge for a truly memorable experience in the heart of the Adirondack Park. The Adirondack Park is a unique wilderness area and National Historic Landmark. At 6 million acres, it is the largest publicly protected area in the contiguous United States covering a region larger than Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Glacier, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Parks combined. The Adirondack Park has more than 2,000 miles of complex and beautiful trails that cater to every skill level. With its countless mountains, lakes, and rivers, the Adirondack Park is a true hiker’s paradise.
Garnet Hill Lodge is situated on 750 acres adjacent to the Siamese Ponds Wilderness, one of the larger wilderness areas in the Adirondack Forest Preserve. The Lodge sits on a hill overlooking pristine 13th Lake and the mountains beyond. Our main Log House building is reminiscent of an Adirondack great camp and offers comfortable accommodations and a full-service restaurant and bar. You can start your hikes in the Adirondack Mountains right from our front door.
We can offer tailored hiking itineraries for groups of ten or more that can include guided hikes, transportation to trailheads if you want to venture further afield, trail lunches, and even activities for the evenings. Our Outdoor Center staff will happily work with you on hiking itineraries to cater to hikers of all abilities.
Our chef can prepare special meal packages to ensure that your evenings at the Lodge are just as memorable as the days out on the trail.
Have you ever had to wake up early in the morning to grab a parking spot at a trailhead? It can be a difficult situation, especially if you’re meeting up with fellow hiking friends.
Luckily, when you stay at Garnet Hill Lodge, you can begin your adventure at your convenience, and leave the car behind too. One of the advantages of hiking at our property is that you can step outside the Lodge and immediately enter our vast trail network. We offer wide and relatively even walking trails that will take you through the woods, past historic remnants of the area’s past, and even over hilltops to some scenic vistas.
In addition, you and your group can check out well-maintained and well-marked trails that go to unique natural attractions, such as Hooper Mine, William Blake Pond, and Balm of Gilead Mountain, as well as backcountry spots in the nearby Siamese Pond Wilderness.
Although there is no shortage of trails to explore right outside our front door, you can also choose to tackle some of the Adirondack high peaks during your stay. The high peaks are the 46 tallest mountains within the park, with Mount Marcy being the highest at 5,343 feet. Our property is conveniently located just one hour away from the Keene Valley area where you have access to many of the high peaks.
We love sharing our passion for the great outdoors, and one of the ways we do so is by leading guided hikes from the Garnet Hill Outdoor Center. Guided hikes are the perfect activity for families, groups, and clubs, and we offer full- and half-day hikes in the surrounding woods and mountains.
Beginner hikers should consider our half-day hikes, which take approximately 3-4 hours round trip and can be customized based on your group’s fitness level. Our Outdoor Center staff will provide details about the route and lead you to your destination and back.
More experienced groups may want to book a full-day hike instead, which can take about 6-8 hours to complete. Hikers will have plenty of opportunities for breaks as needed.
All of our guided hikes must be arranged a minimum of two weeks in advance, and full payment is due 24 hours in advance. Overnight guests receive 20% off full- and half-day hikes, and there is no fee to overnight guests for both scheduled hikes and kayak tours on Saturdays and Sundays. A shuttle service may be arranged depending on your route.
If you’re interested in booking a guided hike, contact our Outdoor Center at (518) 251-2150.
Hiking at Garnet Hill is always a special experience, but guests can also look forward to delicious food and drinks and top-notch accommodations upon their return. Our on-site Log House Restaurant serves expertly prepared American cuisine with an Adirondack twist, and our chef uses only fresh, authentic ingredients.
Guests enjoy access to a private beach on 13th Lake, canoes and kayaks, mountain bike trails, disc golf, and of course the 30 miles of hiking trails on our property.