Things To Do Inside

Winter is here with a vengeance! Lots of recent snow makes for great skiing, but the colder temperatures have many of us looking for things to do indoors. If you’re in search of fun activities to keep you busy while keeping warm in the chilly months, the Town Of Johnsburg has you covered!

Events at the Tannery Pond Center

Photo Courtesy of Tannery Pond and Upper Hudson Valley Watercolor Society

The Tannery Pond Center, located within the Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek, NY, is an organization dedicated to bringing high-quality art exhibits, musical and theater performances, and other cultural and community-focused events to Gore Region. 

The Tannery Pond Community Center houses the Widlund Gallery, a beautiful exhibition space for visual artwork. Until February 26th, visitors to the Widlund Gallery can view an exhibition by the Upper Hudson Valley Watercolor Society. Perusing some gorgeous watercolor paintings is sure to take your mind off of the wind-chill outdoors!

They are hosting an Artful Après Ski with coffee, tea, and hot cocoa on Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m.

Keep an eye on the Tannery Pond Center’s events webpage for more upcoming community events. 

Visit the Yurt at Becks Tavern

Photo Courtesy of Becks Tavern

Becks Tavern, also in North Creek and part of Gore Mountain’s village, is hosting events this month and next month in their yurt. For those who may be asking, “What is a yurt?”, it’s a round, hut-like structure covered with weatherproof fabric that allows for the unique experience of being closer to nature but protected from the elements.

On Saturday, January 25th, come check out 2020: It’s a Yurt Party!, a family-friendly event held in the Yurt from 3:30 pm-5:30 pm. 

You can find a schedule of other Yurt bar events here

Happy Hour at Garnet Hill Lodge

Photo Courtesy of Garnet Hill Lodge

Friday night Happy Hour at Garnet Hill Lodge in North River takes place weekly from 4 pm-7 pm in the Log House Pub. The last Friday of each month is typically Friday Happy Hour – Raw Bar, where oyster-lovers can enjoy a raw oyster bar and a great drink selection.

Saturday evenings at Garnet Hill Lodge bring their Bobcat Apres Ski nights, where visitors can come into the Bobcat Bar and Grill above the Garnet Hill outdoor center to warm up after a day on the trails. Come wind down with drinks, tasty food, and live music.

Tipsy Truffle Happy Hour at Barkeater Chocolates

Photo Courtesy of Barkeater Chocolates

Chocolate-lovers can celebrate a happy hour tailored just for them on Friday afternoons in January at Barkeater Chocolates’ Tipsy Truffle Happy Hour.

From 3 pm-5 pm, guests can choose three cocktail-flavored truffles to enjoy while at the store and can wash them down with some yummy hot chocolate.

Keep warm, have fun, and visit Gore Region!

These are just some of the fun-filled indoor happenings in the Town of Johnsburg. When the temperature and snowstorms have you bundling up and heading for the nearest cozy space, be sure to keep Gore Region in mind!