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Top 10 Reasons to Explore the Gore Region

The Gore Region has something for every member of your family all-year-round! We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 reasons this beautiful area should be on your travel itinerary. Recreation History Dining Shopping Lodging Arts Community Wildlife Walkability Landscape Recreation Outdoor recreation is king in the Gore Region. The evidence of a ski town […]

Johnsburg Historical Markers — “A Path Through History”

The Gore Region’s rich and diverse history is evident throughout the area. Educating visitors and locals alike about the Gore Region’s past is a passion for many museums, small businesses, non-profits, and even local individuals. An easy way to learn about the region while driving or walking through is to stop and read the historical […]

Touring the Barton Garnet Mine

Child's hand holding garnet stone pieces

All About Barton Mines Mining is an integral part of the Town of Johnsburg’s history, and it’s still a key industry in Gore Region. The area is rich in natural mineral deposits, and is known for its garnet deposits in particular. The historic Barton Mines in Johnsburg boast one of the largest garnet deposits worldwide. […]