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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
A Log House Balcony Room at Garnet Hill Lodge
Garnet Hill Lodge
North River, NY
Built in the tradition of the Adirondack Great Camps, Garnet Hill Lodge is a four-season destination resort overlooking pristine Thirteenth Lake. Discover our spectacular mountain views, distinctive accommodations, superb cuisine, and outdoor fun.
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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
Looking for a summer adventure? Visit ARO Adventures (Adirondack River Outfitters), New York State’s leading whitewater rafting company providing experienced, personable guided rafting tours in North River, Watertown, and Old Forge, NY!
Garnet Hill Lodge & Outdoor Center
Garnet Hill Lodge & Outdoor Center
North River, NY
Nationally known for our terrain, snowfall and facilities, Garnet Hill Lodge is a one of an elite group of cross country ski resorts ! However, we are also a four season resort with unique lodging and fantastic dining.
Garnet Hill Lodge
North River, NY
Visitors at Garnet Hill Lodge can enjoy a wide range of seasonal activities from summer through winter. Their property features hiking and mountain biking trails that become groomed cross-country ski trails in winter.
Garnet Hill's Log House Restaurant
North River, NY
Garnet Hill Lodge offers an exquisite dining experience that we hope everyone is lucky enough to experience. The food is delicious, generously portioned and reasonably priced with great service, while the views and scenery are spectacular.