There will be 3 options to choose from on trails that lead to rivers or lakes. Easy Hike - Walk at your own pace on the hiking trail alongside 13th lake. Turn around when you are ready. Moderate Hike and Paddle - 1.2 mile hike to Elizabeth Point on 13th lake and paddle back to the Garnet Hill boat launch. Slightly challenging descent to the lake after turning off the Old Farm Trail. Challenging Hike - 5 mile round trip hike to Blue Ledges overlooking the Hudson River. 230 ft vertical rise.
A delicious buffet-style breakfast at Garnet Hill Lodge's Log House Restaurant, including eggs, sausage, bacon, pancakes or french toast, fresh fruit, cereal, yogurt, granola and pastries.
Hikers will set out on the trails near 13th Lake or the Hudson River, organized into three groups based on preference and ability. Choose from a gentle walk at your own pace around the lake, a 1.2 mile hike to 13th lake, paddle back in canoes or kayaks, and an optional walk back to the Log House, or a 5 mile round trip hike to Blue Ledges overlooking the Hudson. The Blue Ledges trip requires a 30 minute bus ride to and from the trailhead.
Garnet Hill Lodge will provide each hiker with a made to order picnic lunch to be enjoyed at a scenic spot on the trails. Hikers may choose from a selection of freshly prepared sandwiches that will include a gluten free and vegetarian option. The lunches include a choice of pretzels, chips or trail mix as well as fruit and a drink.
Hikers will continue their chosen hikes and have some time to relax once they get back to the lodge. The lounge, games room, pub and fire-side seating in the Log House will all be open and available to guests at their leisure, as well as our network of trails and the Garnet Hill Beach.
A buffet-style dinner will be offered at our Log House Restaurant including vegetarian and gluten free options.
We'll gather after dinner for a lecture by a local expert on garnet mining in the area in preparation for our garnet mine visits on Day 3, then weather permitting, relax beside a campfire out on the lawn.