VISITORS CENTER - ATTRACTIONS
X-Country Skiing and Snow Mobiling
Granville boasts about 52 miles of trails that connect to unlimited
miles of trails in our area. Middle Granville is the home of the Border
Riders Snowmobile Club, who work hard to maintain the trails and
good relations with the landowners.
Ice fishing, skating and sleigh riding are a few other favorite
activities in the area.
For the Downhill Skiing Enthusiast - Washington County offers Willard
Mountain, less than ½ hour from Granville. West Mountain in Glens
Falls NY along with Killington and Okemo and Bromley ski areas in VT
are within an hour’s drive.
Year Round Views
The NY Adirondacks and the Vermont Green Mountains provide the
most spectacular scenery in the Northeast and Granville NY is nestled
between them. Located on the NY and VT border, in the northeast part
of beautiful Washington County, in the Mettawee River Valley, at the
end of the Rainbow. Many areas have Panoramic Views of both
Mountain ranges, offering breathtaking fall foliage and year round
beauty to all that visit or live here.
Mettawee River Hunting and Fishing, at its BEST!
The "1878 History of Washington County" mentions that the St. Francis
Indians claimed their ancestral rights to hunt, fish and trade in
Granville NY. Today Granville, located at the junction of the Mettowee
and Indian Rivers, is still a very desirable area. Many hunters and
fishermen today agree with the St. Francis Indians of long ago, that
the area’s abundance of native Brook Trout, Bass fishing, Deer,
Beaver, Black Bear, Rabbit and restored Wild Turkey Flocks deserve
traveling long distances to enjoy.
Don't miss the National Bass Fishing and Ice Fishing Tournaments!
Our Museums are Special Additions to Granville
Slate Valley Museum
The Slate Valley Museum first opened in September of 1995;
Established in part, to pay tribute to the slate workers, their families
and to preserving their way of life, artifacts and information tracing the
development of this fascinating industry in the Slate Valley. It
presents to the public the historical, cultural, and technical explanation
of the slate industry. Located on the Mettowee River across from the
Pember Library and Museum. For more Information:
The Pember Museum , a Victorian gem - The gift of Franklin Pember in
the 19th century established a unique Library and Museum. Mr. Pember
donated his large collection of natural life specimens to the museum -
a collection that includes specimens now extinct and of great value to
The Pember Library located on the first floor of the Pember Museum is
one of the most up-to-date and extensive literary collections in the
area. The local history area includes genealogical information that
visitors often use to search out their Ancestries.
The Pember Nature Preserve is a natural refuge for the region's wildlife
and plant species, located eight miles south of Granville on Route 22
in nearby Hebron, New York. There are over two miles of trails winding
through 125 acres of forest, fields and wetlands on both sides of Black
Creek, a tributary of the Battenkill. For more Information: Pember
A Slate Covered Footbridge now connects the two Museums
Located within the Historical Corridor of the American Revolution with
several Forts & Museums an easy day trip from Granville.
Granville Lanes and Fun Center - A 12 Lane Bowling Center, offering
Open and League Bowling, Billiards, Off Track Betting and so much
more. For more information call 518-642-9855
For the animal enthusiasts, Granville is home to Wing Clydesdale &
Horse Farm and Birch Hill Farms
Many horse lovers live in Granville and enjoy miles of trails through
pines, fields, woods and meadows.
There is Canoeing & Picnicking at the Mettowee River in town.
Softball and Baseball available at the Little League Field and the
Granville High School fields. Our High School also maintains Tennis
courts that are available to the Public.
Golfing, Swimming and Camping are just minutes away at Lake St.
Catherine as well.
Fruit and Berry picking from early summer through the fall brings
visitors from miles around
Hick’s Orchard starts their season with tart Cherries around July 4 th ;
other varieties of fruit and berries are available throughout the
summer and over 10 varieties of Apples, Apple Cider & Cider Donuts
and a Corn Maze in the fall. Feed & Enjoy the Pygmy Goats as they
romp across 20-foot high ramps in their play yard. Call 518-642-1788
for more information.
If Motorcycles are your Interest, the Granville area
has miles of paved scenic curved roads that enthusiasts crave.
The Americade Tour Expo is located in Lake George New York, just
35 miles west of Granville. Americade has become the world's largest
multi-brand motorcycle touring rally, drawing nearly 50,000.
For more Information: http://www.tourexpo.com/
Summer Theater Season , June through September.
The historic Dorset Theatre Festival is just minutes from Granville in
2008 will be the nineth season for the Bridge Theatre in Whitehall,
New York, a ‘one of a kind’ unique theater being located directly over
Lock 12 of the Champlain Canal.
Come By Land, Air or Sea!
Drive to Granville NY
Located at the Intersections of Route 149 and Route 22 on the NY and
Vermont Border. It is easily accessible to Glens Falls, Lake George,
Saratoga Springs and Albany NY and to Rutland, Fair Haven and
Fly to Granville NY
Neal and Josephine Hulett rented a piece of property on what used to
be " the old Jenkins Farm". With the addition of several buildings and
hangers that Hulett and his crew designed and built themselves, the
property became the Granville Airport On April 2, 1947, with about 500
feet of runway.
Of All the many businesses and attractions that Granville has to offer,
perhaps the most unusual for a community of this size is the Granville
Today the airport boasts 2,500 feet of runway, which gets plowed in
the winter, so they can stay open year round, and is the home base of
over 30 airplanes. Granville has seen air traffic come and go off its
runway for local fliers or those just passing through, for many years.
AIRPORT INFORMATION & MAP
Come by Sea! The Champlain Canal has a Marina just 18 miles South
of Granville at Fort Edward NY - Lock 7 and just 12 Miles North of
Granville in Whitehall NY – Lock 12.
For more Information:
The Adirondack Balloon Festival
Located in Glens Falls NY, is just 20 miles to our west and all of the
Granville Area skies are dotted with Balloons from around the World,
some Balloons land in area fields.