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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 where you can enjoy stunning views of the Adirondacks and look down on 13th lake.
Difficulty Level – Moderate
Time: Approximately 1.5 hours
Hooper Mine ~
This easy, laid back hike is filled with information on the mine and it’s connection to our historic lodge. Discover abandoned mines’ shacks along the path, search for clues from the past and discover garnet embedded in the rocks of the old mine.
Difficulty Level – Easy
Time: Approximately 1 hour
Offerings for Saturday and Sunday 9/16-9/17:
Saturday 10am—Hooper Mine Loop:
This easy, laid back hike is filled with information on the mine and it’s connection to our historic lodge. We will walk from the Ski Shop up to the rim of Hooper Mine, where we will be able to look down into the pit of the old mine. From there, we will continue on to William Blake Pond. Technically, this body of water is not a real pond and was originally the result of the stream being dammed for mining. Nevertheless, it makes a great stop on our morning hike as it is a beautiful Adirondack pond and home to plenty of wildlife, including deer and a beaver.
Level—Easy. Time—Approximately 3 hours.
Sunday 10am—Hooper Mine
Join us as we take our time walking up to Hooper Mine. Discover abandoned mines’ shacks along the path, search for clues from the past and discover garnet embedded in the rocks of the old mine.
Level—Easy. Time—Approximately 1 hour.
Call the Front Desk at 518-251-2444 for the most current program information and to sign-up.
Cost: Free for guests / $20 for non-guests
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