The Garnet Hill Outdoor Center in North River is a four-season adventure center offering cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, mountain biking, and more. Plan a visit this year and experience the beauty of the Adirondacks.
Welcome to the Outdoor Center
Located at the Garnet Hill Lodge, the Garnet Hill Outdoor Center is a year-round activity hub that's open to both lodging guests and visitors. Below, we've highlighted the wide variety of activities you can enjoy on the property.
From Skiing to Snowshoeing, Discover a Winter Wonderland of Fun
The Garnet Hill Outdoor Center is a winter sports destination for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and fat tire biking. Right outside the door, Garnet Hill's property features a fantastic trail system with 35 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails, approx. 9 miles of snowshoe trails, and fat tire bike trails. During ski season, fat tire bikes are allowed on designated trails from Tuesday - Sunday and on the whole groomed trail system on Mondays.
Trail passes are included for overnight guests at Garnet Hill Lodge. Otherwise, the costs are:
Adult (Cross-Country Skiing)
- $22 / 1 Day
- $15 / Each Additional Day
- $150 / Book 10 Trail Passes
- $15 / After 12:30pm 1/2 Day Rate
Youth/Senior (Cross-Country Skiing)
- $18 / 1 Day
- $12 / Each Additional Day
- $12 / After 12:30pm 1/2 Day Rate
- $10 / Day
- Free snowshoeing for ages 10 and under
Fat Tire Biking
- Monday: Ski trail pass rates apply as bikers are able to access the full trail system
- Tuesday - Sunday: $10 / 1 Day
Season passes and group rates are also available.
Get Rentals, Ski Services, Lessons & More
Make the Garnet Hill Outdoor Center your one stop shop for everything you need to get out and hit the trails this winter. Step inside the building and find a full-service ski center offering skis, boots, poles, snowshoes, and fat tire bikes that are available to rent. The Ski Shop staff will be happy to equip you for your next winter adventure.
The Ski Shop is open 7 days a week all season long, and they sell a wide selection of cross-country ski equipment, clothing, accessories, and more. Their ski services include repairs, adjustments, and waxing that will ensure you have the best skiing experience.
New to the activities? You can also sign up for a guided cross-country ski or snowshoe tour, held each weekend, or a lesson. Garnet Hill's ski school is PSIA certified, and there are lessons designed for both kids ages 5-12 and adults.
In addition, you can sign up for the Ski Down/Ride Up program, a bus service that will pick you up at a designated point around the trail system and bring you back to the Ski Shop or Lodge.
Grab a Bite to Eat at the Bobcat Bar & Grill
Editor's Note (9/3/2020 8AM): Please be aware that the Bobcat Bar and Grill is only open for outdoor seating and takeout service until further notice. We will update this section when there are changes.
The Bobcat Bar & Grill is located on the second floor of the Outdoor Center and serves lunch and dinner 7 days a week (breakfast served to lodging guests only). Enjoy wraps, paninis, hot sandwiches, and salads for lunch, and then fill up on delicious food for dinner. The seasonal dinner menu includes items such as maple pulled pork, roasted salmon, and a brisket blend burger.
Explore the Trail System Year Round
The Garnet Hill Outdoor Center is more than just a top spot for winter sports. The extensive trail system is open to guests and visitors free of charge for hiking and mountain biking from spring - fall. These trails weave through the woods, over hilltops, into peaceful valleys, and past historic remnants of the area's past.
Mountain bikers are welcome to explore miles of single-track trails, cross-country ski trails, and dirt and gravel roads. Some offer a view of the Adirondack High Peaks, and others will bring you into wooded areas. Bike rentals are available for a fee (free for overnight guests). Lodging guests have access to swimming, fishing, and paddling on Thirteenth Lake as well.
Want to learn more? Visit the Outdoor Center's website today!