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A Destination For Outdoor Enthusiasts: North River, NY

North River is a small hamlet in the Town of Johnsburg that sits on the banks of the Hudson River. With plenty of outdoor activities to do in and around North River, thousands of visitors make it to this small community each year.

Whitewater rafting boat on the Hudson River in North River NY
Photo by Leonardo Dasilva, CC BY 2.0

Perhaps best known for its proximity to Gore Mountain, North River is also home to one of the world's largest garnet deposits. At its peak, it was the epicenter of garnet mining industry in the state. When you visit, you can take a guided tour of the mine and collect some garnet!

North River is also home to miles of cross-country skiing trails, great whitewater rafting on the Hudson River, and lots more activities.

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North River, NY Listings
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Garnet Hill Lodge
North River, NY
Garnet Hill Lodge in North River is a four-season, rustic Adirondack lodge overlooking the pristine Thirteenth Lake. Reminiscent of an Adirondack Great Camp, the property features comfortable accommodations, on-site dining, and outdoor activities.
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ARO Adventures - Adirondack River Outfitters: Adventure Center
North River, NY
The Adirondack Adventure Center located at ARO Adventures in North River offers a number of thrilling recreational opportunities that will ensure you'll want to come back again and again, including ziplining, a ropes course, paintball, and more.
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ARO Adventures - Adirondack River Outfitters: Whitewater Rafting
North River, NY
NEW Private Raft Program. keeps your group responsibly distanced, while on an outdoor guided whitewater adventure. Visit ARO Adventures (Adirondack River Outfitters), New York State's leading whitewater rafting company.
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The Garnet Hill Outdoor Center
North River, NY
The Garnet Hill Outdoor Center in North River is a four-season adventure center offering hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and more. Plan a visit this year and experience the beauty of the Adirondacks.
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The Log House Restaurant at Garnet Hill Lodge
North River, NY
Scratch-made dishes, authentic ingredients, and meals created with passion - that's what you can expect at The Log House Restaurant at Garnet Hill Lodge. Come for the great food, stay for the warm fireplace.