MUST DO THINGS NEARBY
Tour an abandoned Garnet Mine …
The hardest garnet in the world is only found on Gore Mountain, making the garnet extremely rare. The Barton garnet has an unusual and beautiful ruby red color that flashes in the sun. The mine is located on Barton Mine Road off Route 28. There is a unique gift shop and an interactive children's wet wheel. GarnetMineTours.com
Say hello to 13th Lake … Sitting on edge of the Siamese Ponds Wilderness Area, nearby Thirteenth Lake is a completely unspoiled Adirondack lake. Thirteenth Lake is a wild and beautiful clear wilderness lake with no evidence of human activity. With no power boats permitted on the lake, this is a gorgeous spot to relax, swim, kayak or canoe. Swim into the middle of the lake, lay on your back and contemplate the majesty of the mountains above you as you listen to the sounds of nature and the call of the loons.
Railbiking with Revolution Rail Co. is a fun excursion activity that allows riders to ride the railroad tracks under their own power and explore a section of the Adirondacks that has never seen passenger traffic. Tour guides lead the railbikers further north on a 6 mile round trip cruise.he tour takes riders through the beautiful Adirondack forest canopy along the banks of the Hudson River, and then over the Hudson on a spectacular trestle bridge before turning for home and returning to the launch point and the shuttle bus ride back to the North Creek Railroad Station.
Heads up! Book ahead as far in advance as possible!
Garnet Hill Lodge for drinks or dinner …
39 Garnet Hill Road, North River 518-251-2444
Beautiful historic lodge right here in North River offers gorgeous architecture and breathtaking views. Enjoy a leisurely lunch or dinner, or just cocktails. Garnet Hill has an outdoor center where they rent mountain bikes for use on their private trails.