To say that the Adirondacks has good hiking would be like saying Roger Federer has a decent backhand; they are nothing short of world class. The 46 peaks that make up the Adirondack High Peaks are each over (or at least pretty close to) 4,000'. By all means go to the Catskills and climb a hill; come to the Adirondacks and climb a mountain. Our 2 favourite hikes which are moderate and difficult are OK Slips and Crane Mountain, both 15 mins from the lodge.
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We love to take our guests out on our speedboat, Theora, and drop them off on one of the 170-odd islands on Lake George. Once we have dropped off some of the group to have a picnic on the island overlooking the lake, we take the others waterskiing, wakeboarding and tubing. Opposite the Sagamore Hotel, there's a great cliff jumping spot for the brave. The water is warm from June to September and even into October some years. In May the water is fairly cool but with a wetsuit you'll be just fine.
Skiing and Snowboarding
Gore Mountain is just 15 mins away and as part of any winter package we can pre buy lift passes for you and arrange rentals too - it goes without saying that we drive to the base of the mountain each morning after a hearty breakfast and we pick up up at the end of the day ready for a cocktail by the fire. Lift tickets are around $60 / day. For more information click here.
Cross Country Skiing
Gore also offers cross country skiing for those who want to ski but also get a great work out in too. Click here for details. Outside of Gore we are recording more trails to explore so check in with us for more info.
We believe this is an activity and you should too. Grab a drink and unwind after a long day of fun.
Challenge yourself and your friends with this 2 hour ropes course at Extreme Adventure, the United State's first and largest aerial adventure course. The ropes course is a 20 minute drive from the Brampton, and as always we are happy to take you there and back.
Main Street in North Creek
barVino is a restaurant, wine bar, and live music venue in north creek, new york. a family owned and operated restaurant, barVino has a warm and open atmosphere. the rustic chic menu uses many local products and changes seasonally to incorporate the freshest possible ingredients.
Pictured above owner of Bar Vino. Credits NYT.
In May 2016, we built a 1000 square foot yoga and fitness deck. In the future this will be used for entertaining and parties too but we have started and plan to continue to run yoga weekends throughout the Spring, Summer and Fall.
This natural swimming hole is just 10 mins drive away and can entertain for hours. It's getting more and more popular but for now it still remains a secret and a favourite with our guests. A few hundred yards up the river lies more swimming holes too.
The video below shows the rope swing into the Black Hole.
Soar above the treetops as high as 125 feet off the ground, with unsurpassed views of Lake George and the spectacular Adirondack Mountains. Only a 20 minute drive, we are again happy to drive you there and back.
On River Road alone we have 3 superb swimming holes in the Hudson where rocks form natural beaches for you to sun bathe or dive into the river. The current is strong but the river is narrow and shallow so there's no risk of getting into danger. We have tubes for you to float down river too.
We're nervous to even mention sitting round a fire as an 'activity' but we do so given it continually manages to top the charts with our guests. We put a lot of effort into getting it right with the music, the drinks, the sparklers and, of course, we always have S'mores for everyone too. For some reason, there's just no better place to tell a story, and somehow we get stories that we don't think many have told anyone before...
Cronin's Golf Resort
Cronin’s Golf Resort 10 mins away offers an 18-hole 6,161 yard, par 70 course. This course can challenge even the most experienced golfer. Enjoy a round of golf on the perfectly maintained golf course, completely surrounded by the beautiful Adirondack Mountains and picturesque views of the Hudson River. For more info click here.