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.
Backcountry Ski Shuttle is on for President’s Weekend 2020!
Shuttle is for access to The Raymond Brook Ski Trail and Environs on Barton Road in North River. The Shuttle is scheduled for Sat. Feb 15, Sunday, Feb 16 and Monday, Feb. 17 – leaving the Ski Bowl at 11AM (Health Center Side). Current Ski Conditions, Thursday, Feb 13, 2020 Raymond Brook Ski Trail is ungroomed Backcountry skiing with powder and packed powder. Untracked snow will still have an ice crust down in the snow pack. There is better snow up high at the beginning of the trail – lower reaches will have more icy, granular snow mixed in.
Dates:Sat. Feb. 15, Sun. Feb 16, Mon Feb 17Meet: Ski Bowl Parking Lot on the Health Center Side Departure: 11AM Minimum number required: 2 skiers Equipment: There are uphill sections, nowax skis, grip wax or skins are required – NO BOOT PACKING.
Thanksgiving is the traditional start of ski season, but for 2019-2020 season, Gore has been open for a couple of weeks and Garnet Hill Lodge has has quite a few open days for cross country skiing already this Fall. Ski Bowl Nordic is poised to open for a Thanksgiving Cross Country Ski Camp and a full slate of races the following weekend. More info click a link below… Gore Mt. Info |Garnet Hill Info| Ski Bowl Nordic Info | Weather |Backcountry Ski/snowshoe
Open/Closed For the Holidays!
Chrissy’s Cafe is closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day – Open 7AM – 3PM other days More Info The Inn on Gore Mt is closed Thanksgiving and Christmas, Open New Years Eve 4PM-9PM More Info Garnet Hill Lodge – Open Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve with special menus More Info Basil and Wicks – Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas (closed Tue/Wed) More Info Becks Tavern – Open daily – Closed Mondays and for Thanksgiving More Info Cafe Sarah Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve/Day and New Years Day More Info BarVino – Closed Thanksgiving, More Info Marsha’s Family Restaurant – Open Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve for Breakfast ’till 11AM, Closed Christmas More Info Izzy’s Market and Deli – Open Thanksgiving 8AM-1PM, Christmas Eve, ’til 3PM, Closed Christmas Day More Info Tops Market– Open Thanksgiving 7AM-5PM, Christmas Eve ’till 7PM, Closed Christmas Day More Info Stewart’s Shops – Generally open all holidays with limited hours Call 518-251-2123 More Info
Tree Lighting, Visit with Santa and Light Up Parade, Fri. Dec 6!
Lights On – Tree Lighting and Candlelight Service – Friday, December 6, 2019 at 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM For over 25 years this event has brought the community together to “Kick Off” the holiday & winter season. All businesses are encouraged to decorate with white lights, natural greenery and red bows to create a unified theme. Lights On refers to the Friday Night 5pm hour when everyone turns their lights on to start the season December 6th. The celebration of our winter season begins with celebration. With local pastors & Mrs. Clause. Caroling lead by Katy Cole and the Johnsburg Central School Pop Singers. Elected officials will say a few words of welcome. Note: The Depot Museum will have the Owens House available as a warming hut should the need arrive.
Friday, December 6, 2019 at 7 PM – 8:30 PMBring the children to Tannery Pond following the Tree Lighting to visit with Santa and Mrs. Clause and share your Christmas Wishes. Area restaurants and local bakers have offered to donate finger foods and sweets for the attendees. If you would like to donate, please contact Jane Peters at Basil and Wicks Restaurant. Santa will have small gifts for each boy and girl attending. This is a great photo-op of your children with the lovable Santa and his dear Mrs. Clause. All are welcome from surrounding communities.
Light Up Parade – Friday, December 6, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 7 PM North Creek Depot Museum under the direction of Ellen Shaffer to escort carolers and Mrs C from Tree Lighting to Tannery Pond Community Center. Everyone welcome to light up a float and be part of this new caravan. Lets see if we can grow this evening display along Main Street.
Lights On Christmas Parade! Sat. Dec 7
Lights On Johnsburg Christmas Parade!Floats will leave Johnsburg Central School and the North Creek Fire House parking lot at 12 noon, and travel down Main Street ending at the Town of Johnsburg Highway Garage. Parade participants are encouraged to visit the ElderWood Nursing and Rehab Center on Route 28 in costume for the joy of the residents. Parade participants Santa and Mrs. Clause will also visit nursing home residents at the end of the parade. Businesses on Main street offer refreshments to parade participants following the event. Find Christmas tree sales, wine samplings, chocolate offerings, hot mulled cider, cookies for everyone. We encourage you, your family and friends to join us in this (free Parade) If you or your organization is interested in being part of the community Christmas parade, feel free to simply show up Saturday at 11:30 and we’ll put you in line. If you have additional questions please call one of the committee members: Lisa Thomas (518)251-0815 (Trimmers); Laurie Arnheiter (518)251-4461 (Hudson River Trading Co.) or Carrie Mason (518)251-4343 (Town of Johnsburg Library).
North River Methodist Church Christmas Bazaar
December 7, 9:00 am – 2:00 pmTannery Pond Community Center, 228 Main Street, North Creek, New York 12853
The North River Methodist Church will host a Christmas Bazaar! A one stop shop for handmade crafts. Unique, beautiful, one of a kind gifts. Jewelry, Christmas Ornaments, Baked Goods, Knit, Crochet & Sewn Items – Mittens, Slippers, Pillows, Table Runners, Hand Painted Cards, Ornaments, Slates, and Cutting Boards. Proceeds to benefit the North River United Methodist Church. For more information, contact Roxy Freebern at (518) 251-4129.
Holiday Singers at Tannery Pond, Sat, Dec 7 & Sun, Dec 8
December 7, 7:00 pm | December 8, 2:00 pm North Country Singers, under the direction of Denise Conti, present their annual Holiday Celebration. A festive reception will follow the performance.
Special guests include singer Caroline Williams, opera singer Christine Powers, storyteller Robin Jay, the JCS Pop Singers under the direction of Katy Cole (on Saturday), the JCS Jazz Band under the direction of Max Garrett (on Saturday), the Guiding Steps North Dancers under the direction of Krystal Koopman (on Sunday) and the Newcomb Central School Bell Tree Ensemble (on Sunday).
Monetary donations will be gratefully accepted to benefit the Adirondack Community Outreach Center and the North Country Singers.
Non-Competitive Citizen Cross Country Ski Event.Ski for North Creek Dollars! (North Creek Dollars are redeemable at local merchants, bars and restaurants in North Creek and North River) 1.25km Loop – All ages, all abilities, all ski types: ski skate, classic ski, backcountry ski or snowshoe. Adult Entry (donation to UHTA – Upper Hudson Trails Alliance) $20 – get NC$ for each lap completed! Kids – FREE! Ski for prize drawings! Register Day-of at The Ski Bowl or… Ski Reg Registration CLICK HERE!
Saturday, Dec. 8, 20189AM, NYSSRA Classic 10km.
Saturday, Dec. 9, 9AM – NYSSRA Classic 10km 4 Laps of 2.5km. All ages, classes. Register online $25/racer SkiReg.com/NorthCreek 11AM Johnsburg Invitational 5km. 2 Laps of 2.5km. Sec. 2 High School Race – Open to all teams Register Online at SkiReg CLICK HERE!
Gore Mt. Gondola Rides, and Harvest Fest Oct. 6 and 7 CLICK HERE Open/Close
Gore Mt – Fall Events and Activities
A stalwart of Fall fun in North Creek is Gore Mt. Ski Center – open Saturdays and Sundays thru October 7th with gondola rides, hiking mt. biking, and special events. Don’t forget Harvest Fest 2018 on Sat/Sun October 6 & 7. Vendors, crafts, music, food, and fun!
History Weekend - Sept. 14, 15, 16 - Info CLICK HERE Open/Close
3rd Annual Town of Johnsburg History Weekend
September 14th, 15th, & 16th, 2018
Schedule of Events
Friday, September 14th, 2018
Union Cemetery 6:00 pm & 7:30 pm “Voices from the Past” Sponsored by GEM Radio Theater Tickets available at Community Bank $8.00 in advance, $10.00 at Event
Saturday September 15, 2018
North Creek Depot Museum 12:00 am – 4:00 pm Depot Museum Open 2:00 pm “Thomas C. Durant” – Platform Talk presented by Roger Thomas 3:00 pm Railroad Stories – Bill Bibby
Historic Ski Bowl – North Creek Ski Bowl Park – 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ride the Scenic Hudson Chair Lift – FREE! Historic Displays in Ski Bowl Park Minder Building “Touch a Truck” Awesome display of large and historic trucks and vintage vehicles Games – Prizes! Music by David Hyde Garnet Faceting Demonstration with Joe Brown of J & J Brown Studios Old Time Photo Booth Food Service – Boy Scouts Quilters & Crafters – Demonstrations and sales of hand-made quilts, spinning demonstrations, and more Vendors and Book signings – Historic writers of our area
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Wood Carving Demonstrations by Jack Masten – at his studio on East Holcomb Street BUSINESS ALLIANCE SHUTTLE SERVICE
Sunday September 16, 2017
North Creek Depot Museum 12:00 pm- 4:00 pm – Displays, Program, Tours Tannery Pond Community Center 2:00pm – Jean Robert Foster Presentation – Eileen Eagan Mack, Singer/Actress portrayal of Jean Robert Foster.
The Nightmare on Main Street! Saturday, Oct. 27th Info CLICK HERE Open/Close
Nightmare on Main Street!
3rd Annual Nightmare on Main St. Nightmare on Main St in North Creek is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 27. Two to 6 pm is family time with family-friendly activities on Main St. including pony rides and a petting zoo plus a haunted house at The Alpine