North Creek This Week, Ending July 25, 2021

North Creek This Week, Ending July 25, 2021

North Creek This Week, Ending July 25, 2021.  There is plenty to do in North Creek and the surrounding area this week!  Hopefully the rain will hold off for many outdoor events activities and attractions.  But if you need some indoor fun – discover our resident Glass Blower – Greg Tomb – more information here.  Also Tannery Pond Community Center has a slate of activities including a great play on Saturday night, Kids Art at the Farmer’s Market and a gallery show – scroll down for more information.  Also Support The Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region (CFGMR) at a concert in Minerva featuring Dan Berggren, Saturday July 24, 4-6PM – more info below.  Lastly – don’t forget The North Creek Farmer’s Market on Thursday 2-6PM – More Farmer’s Market Info Here.
And enjoy North Creek’s newest Dining Venue – A-OK Hot Dogs near Riverfront Park and the Farmer’s Market – give them a taste!


Well the rain has stopped – for now!  Enjoy any of these sunny, rain-free days that you can.  Hiking and mountain biking are a little muddy in spots, and many stream crossings are challenging – but conditions should dry out with a few good sunny days.  You would also want to USE CAUTION on any swimming trips that might have been impacted by the high water levels  The good news is that all this rain has produced a phenomenal river level for whitewater rafting on the Upper Hudson River.  Rafting is always fun – but this is Spring levels with Summer weather and warm water!  Get out there!  Here’s the weather for the week – and for more weather information visit our weather page.  Weather Page for more info CLICK HERE.

Rafting, Tubing, Canoes and Kayaks

This is as good as it gets!  Recent rains have swelled the Upper Hudson to Spring levels!  Enjoy one of the best raft trips in the East with high water and Summer weather – it doesn’t get much better!  Find your outfitter, get more information, watch a video.  Check with individual outfitters for tubing options.  Tubing is usually run from North River to North Creek when the dam release arrives in North River, afternoons – Tue, Thu, Sat and Sun.  But with the higher water other times may be possible.  For guided and unguided canoe and kayak rentals – check with Beaver Brook Outfitters – 518-251-3394.
Rafting Page for more info CLICK HERE.

Rev Rail, Gore Mt, Garnet Hill Outdoor Center

RevRail, North CreekRev Rail is kicking off its third season as the premier railbiking experience in North Creek, and is now offering two different trips – the South Run and a North Run, both along the Upper Hudson River.  Rev Rail is very popular!  So, make online reservations as soon as you can.  They do run rain or shine – so rain gear is a good idea (especially this summer!).  Who can go?  Just about anybody!  Check out the Rev Rail page here with links to their website.

Gore Mt. is off and running for their Summer Season with chairlift and gondola rides Thursday – Sunday.  Other activities include hiking, downhill mt. biking, disc golf and more.  July 22-25: Scenic skyrides are scheduled for the Northwoods Gondola on Thursday and Sunday, and aboard the Adirondack Express Chairlift on Friday and Saturday.  More Info on Gore’s Summer Operations CLICK HERE!

Garnet Hill Lodge is in full swing with Mountain Bike trails and rentals, guided hikes and Yoga Programs.  Yoga Programs are held Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.  Call the Garnet Hill Outdoor Center (open daily 9-5) for more information 518-251-2150.  Outdoor Center information hereGarnet Hill is also a Lodge and Restaurant and hosts a great Friday Happy Hour (5-7PM) This week at the Bobcat Cafe in the Outdoor Centermore information here. 

More Event Information

Click an image below for more event information.  For additional Tannery Pond Community Center Event or Gallery Information and Tickets visit the Tannery Pond website here


Dining and Live Music

Music By the River – Sat. 7/31 – Stony Creek Band 6-9PM
Becks Tavern – Fri, 23 July, Michelle and Tyler, 6 pm.  Sat, 24 July, Finger Diddle, 5 pm.  Sun, 25 July, Julia Rose, 4 pm
Basil and Wicks – Sunday, 7/25, Dave Hyde 3-6PM
Benefit Concert – Dan Berggren at the Minerva Pavillion Sat 7/24, 4-6PM, Benefit for The Community Fund for the Gore Mt. Region

See all the Dining Updates for the week Here  Or Click the Image Below

North Creek This Week, Ending July 18, 2021

North Creek This Week, Ending July 18, 2021

North Creek This Week, July 18, 2021

Summer is here and there is something for everyone in North Creek!  Recent rains have jumped up the water level in the Hudson River making for spectacular Summer Rafting at Spring Levels!  And of course it is firefly season in the area – enjoy this magic of nature.  Read on – follow some links and have a great vacation or getaway!  Starting this weekend is Music by the River FREE Concert – Saturday, July 17, 6-9PM at Riverfront Park – awesome music by Maggie’s Clan (formerly called Hellcat Maggie).  Scroll down watch a video preview!  Also – find dining and entertainment options – Scroll Down!


Weather forecasts are important for outdoor recreation planning.  Here is the weather for the week.  For more weather information visit our Weather Page CLICK HERE.

Outdoor Fun – Rafting!

Get out there!  We’ll start with whitewater rafting – because it’s AWESOME!  Recent rains have the river cranking!  Here’s the links you need.  Whitewater Rafting Outfitter Directory  |  Rafting FAQ  |  Rafting Video.  Outfitters are also offering tubing and rafting from North River to North Creek – contact Adirondack Adventures, Beaver Brook Outfitters and Hudson River Rafting Company – Contact Info on the Outfitter Directory CLICK HERE!
Don’t miss out!  Flood watch – let’s go rafting!  Recent photo left from Beaver Brook.   New – canoe and kayak trips and rentals on 13th Lake – contact Beaver Brook Outfitters.

Outdoor Fun – RevRail, Gore Mt., Hiking and Mt. Biking!

RevRail is again very popular this Summer (Operating Daily) and lots of visitors enjoying the new South Route!  RevRail is very popular and it is advisable to make reservations WELL in advance of your visit.  Reservations for RevRail can be made on their Website – CLICK HERE.  RevRail can be enjoyed by anyone – There is NO age minimum for RevRail.

Gore Mt. is open for Sky Rides Thursday thru Sunday.  On mountain activities include hiking, downhill Mountain biking, and disc golf.  In addition Gore hosts interpretive walks at select times.  Read more about Gore Mt and the complete Summer schedule here

Hiking is just about endless in the North Creek area!  We are the gateway to the 114,000 acre Siamese Ponds Wilderness Area.  Check out the Hiking Info below for short family hikes to all day adventures.  Mt. Bikers have great options at Garnet Hill Outdoor Center, Ski Bowl Park and at Gore Mt. (downhill biking).  Both Garnet Hill and Ski Bowl Park are free!  Garnet Hill has a new selection of Mt. Bikes for rent.  Click a link below for more information.

Dining and Entertainment!

North Creek and environs have a great variety of dining and entertainment options for this weekend – click the link below – or here – for more specific information on all our dining and entertainment options.

North Creek Farmer’s Market – Thursdays CLICK HERE Tannery Pond Community Center CLICK HERE Shopping/Services Info CLICK HERE  

Click A Link Below for Additional Information

North Creek Summer Vacation Guide!



Rails, Trails, Sky Rides and River Fun!

The North Creek Area has it all for Summer Fun!  Try rail biking with RevRail – enjoy 2 different routes along the Upper Hudson River – absolute fun for all ages!  Trails abound for hiking and mountain biking – or just leisurely walks in the woods.  Our town – The Town of Johnsburg is at the edge of the 114,000 acre Siamese Ponds Wilderness Area with over 70 miles of mapped and marked trails, endless miles of streams and scores of remote lakes and ponds.  Backcountry adventures for camping and fishing are indeed endless!  North Creek is the Southern Terminus for the Upper Hudson River and whitewater rafting and tubing adventures!

Music By The River 2021! 7/17, 31 & 8/14, 28  Wayne Stock 2021!

Click a Link:  Weather  |  Shopping  |  Dining  |  Lodging


RevRail Info CLICK HERE            Whitewater Rafting Info CLICK HERE            Gore Mt Info CLICK HERE  

Click on an activity or attraction below for more information.

North Creek Spring Vacation Guide

North Creek Spring Vacation Guide

North Creek Spring Vacation Guide!

Well, the snow is melting, waters are warming and Spring is coming to the Mountains!  After a long winter – (They’re all long!) – greening grass, flowers, and warm temperatures are pushing the calendar toward Summer.

 Best bets for Spring are fishing, whitewater rafting, RevRail rail bike tours, hiking and mountain biking.  

More links:  Weather  |  Shopping  |  Dining  |  Lodging  |  Gore Mt.

Click on an activity or attraction below for more information.

Local Business Covid Grants Available

Local Business Covid Grants Available

Local Business Covid Grants Available

This is some new Grant Opportunities for local businesses – especially bars and restaurants!

The Hoffman Ellis group is offering five Covid Small Business Grants for 2021…
Each grant is worth $5,000!  Grant applications are available until February 1st. Email to request a grant application and details. Information made possible through webinars offered by SUNY CantonSmall Business Development Center (

The makers of Ball® home canning products…
They will award a total of $110,000 to small businesses who have gone above and beyond to give back to their community during the pandemic. Twenty Finalists will be selected and then we want fans to vote for the top 10! The 10 winning businesses will each be awarded $10, 000 to use towards their business. The remaining 10 Finalists will be awarded $1,000 each. Learn more at:

Raising the NYS Bar Restaurant Recovery Fund
In an effort to support small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Raising the NYS Bar Restaurant Recovery Fund offers ​approximately $3 million in reimbursement grants for up to $5,000 to eligible businesses. The program is intended to support full-service restaurants – the industry hit hardest by the pandemic – during the winter months when outdoor dining is limited and as restaurants adjust to New York State’s COVID-19 safety restrictions and new mandates.

Raising the Bar Recovery Website CLICK HERE!