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A year-round activity hub for outdoor Adirondack adventures
39 Garnet Hill Road North River, NY 12856 |
three cross country skiers on snowy slope near a trail sign The Garnet Hill Outdoor Center is one of the region's top Nordic sports centers.
person in blue jacket cross country skiing along a path in the woods Garnet Hill's extensive trail system features 15 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails.
red vehicle grooming a snowy trail in winter These ski trails are groomed daily throughout winter with set tracks and skating lanes.
three cross country skiers going up a groomed trail Round up some friends for an adventure through a winter wonderland.
cross country skier in an orange jacket skiing on a trail Trail passes are free for Garnet Hill lodging guests and cost a small fee for visitors.
two people in blue jackets snowshoeing on a trail Strap on your snowshoes and explore 6 unique trail routes.
kids with an adult and instructor with skis on prepared for their lesson Your kids will be skiing in no time with lessons from the Garnet Hill Ski School.
two people riding fat tire bikes on a trail in winter Try fat tire biking at the Outdoor Center! These mountain bikes provide extra traction.
man with skis and poles outside of a small bus Ski out and ride back to the Ski Shop or Lodge using their convenient bus service.
winter jackets and clothing in a ski shop Located in the Outdoor Center, the Ski Shop is stocked with clothing, equipment, and accessories.
row of skis next to wall with ski equipment Skis, boots, poles, and snowshoes are available to rent at the Ski Shop.
a rustic room with wooden tables and chairs and a food ordering area (Currently open for outdoor dining and takeout only) Located on the 2nd floor of the Outdoor Center, the Bobcat Bar & Grill is open for lunch and dinner.
three people on a rocky edge looking at mountain views From spring through fall, go hiking on the well-marked trails at Garnet Hill.
two people riding mountain bikes on a dirt trail Their mountain biking terrain features a mix of single-track trails, ski trails, and dirt and gravel roads.
two people in a canoe on a lake with fall colors across trees in the background Lodging guests can enjoy private access to Thirteenth Lake as well.


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!

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