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5 Must-Try Experiences at Garnet Hill Lodge This Winter

Posted in Things to Do, Winter at Garnet Hill

Here at Garnet Hill Lodge in North River, winter is one of our favorite seasons because there’s just so much to do. With our stunning winter scenery, array of activities on-site, and convenient location for other winter adventures, it’s an ideal destination for your cozy getaway. Here are five must-try experiences to make the most of your winter visit.

Explore a Winter Wonderland on Cross-Country Skis

three women cross-country skiing

Cross-country skiing at Garnet Hill is an adventure you won’t want to miss. Our property boasts over 50 kilometers of groomed cross-country ski trails, set tracks, and skating lanes that wind through the beautiful Adirondack backcountry. Garnet Hill offers trails varying in difficulty, so whether you’re an experienced skier or a beginner, there’s an option for everyone.

Never been cross-country skiing before? No problem! The Garnet Hill Outdoor Center provides equipment rentals and cross-country skiing lessons with knowledgeable instructors to help you get started.

Discover the Adirondack Mountains on Snowshoes

a group of people on a guided snowshoe tour

Try something new and roam through the snow-covered woods on designated snowshoe trails at Garnet Hill this winter. This popular activity is both easy to learn and a great way to get outside and explore the Adirondack scenery. Our snowshoe trail system consists of six different routes totaling 15 kilometers. In addition to trails, there are plenty of wilderness paths in the area to check out.

The Outdoor Center also offers snowshoers the newest equipment, which features snow and ice cleats that grip the ground to create a no-slip traction system. The newer snowshoes are light and easy to use, making them an excellent option for snowshoers of all levels!

Conquer the Slopes at Gore Mountain

skiers going down a mountain

If you’re looking for a more exhilarating experience, Garnet Hill Lodge is conveniently located near Gore Mountain, a premier alpine skiing destination in North Creek. Enjoy the thrill of racing through fresh, powdery snow while surrounded by mountain scenery.

Gore Mountain is home to the most extensive trail and lift network in New York State and includes seven mountain areas, 14 lifts, and 109 trails. This ski resort offers a variety of trails, from gentle slopes for beginners to challenging runs for expert skiers and snowboarders. The beautiful mountain views and well-maintained facilities make Gore an ideal spot for a day of downhill adventures.

Dive Into the Winter Tradition of Ice Fishing

person ice fishing through a hole in the ice

Winter in the Adirondacks wouldn’t be complete without experiencing the age-old winter activity of ice fishing. Garnet Hill Lodge offers access to guided ice fishing excursions with Adirondack Mountain and Stream, where you can learn techniques and even catch a fish for yourself! Tours are customizable to fit each individual’s skill set and preferences, ensuring everyone has the chance to participate.

Indulge in Culinary Delights That Warm the Soul

split image. on left is fireplace at garnet hill lodge. on right is plated meals.

After a day filled with winter adventures, warm up and refuel at the lodge’s on-site dining options. The Log House Restaurant offers a cozy and inviting atmosphere where you can enjoy a hearty meal made from scratch and prepared with locally sourced ingredients. From savory chili to flaky oven-roasted salmon to mouthwatering desserts, the options are endless.

The warm ambiance of the restaurant, coupled with the crackling fireplace nearby, creates a homelike setting where you can unwind and relive the day’s adventures. Sipping on a warm beverage while soaking up the snow-covered views outside is the perfect way to conclude your day.

At Garnet Hill Lodge, winter is full of exciting activities for the whole family. With countless things to do ranging from cross-country skiing to snowshoeing and ice fishing, you’re sure to experience a winter like no other. So what are you waiting for? Plan your trip to Garnet Hill’s winter wonderland for yourself!

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