Spring Adventures Await You at the Mountain
While we all love winter, just because the snow is gone doesn’t mean that the fun has to stop. Spring has sprung in New Jersey and with it comes adventure all across the mountain. Whether you enjoy a high thrill or a relaxing hike there are plenty of things to do right here in the Vernon Valley. Discover the greener side of Mountain Creek for yourself and soon you’ll see there’s no better time of year to Get Out & Play.
Golf is in swing at Great Gorge
The legendary Great Gorge golf course is back in action and waiting for you. Grab your friends and your clubs and explore 27 classic holes and majestic views of the mountain all on three distinct courses. Great Gorge is perfect for your next golf weekend, day or afterwork round. Book your tee times online to save up to 18% off your round.
Fly High at Treescape and Mountain Creek Zip Tours
Looking for something a little more exciting? Head over to our brand new Treescape Aerial Adventure Park or Mountain Creek Zip Tours for some high-flying fun. At Treescape you can challenge yourself or your friends on our 10 aerial ropes courses. Or head over to Mountain Creek Zip Tours to explore the mountain while zooming across our hidden mountaintop lakes. Can’t decide? Don’t worry you can do them both with our Adventure Pack. Climb, zip and conquer the mountain this spring.
Race Down the Mountain at Mountain Creek Bike Park
If adrenaline is your speed, take on the mountain in whole new way. Mountain Creek Bike Park offers world-class mountain biking right here in your own backyard. If you’re looking for something to fill that void that skiing and snowboarding leave in the warmer month, there’s no better cross-over than downhill mountain biking. Let our certified coaches get you started with everything you need to unlock all the fun that two wheels can offer. Our Experience Downhill beginner package is the perfect way to try your hand at this new sport.
Explore the Great Outdoors
Vernon is a convenient gateway to some of the best natural wonders that New Jersey has to offer including: hiking, cross-country mountain biking and fishing. If you’re looking to hike you can get started right in town at the Vernon Boardwalk. Follow these elevated walking bridges along the Black Creek all the way to the base of the Pinwheel Vista, also known as the Stairway to Heaven. This 7 mile moderate hike takes you nearly 1,000 vertical feet to some of the best views in New Jersey.
If exploring the woods on wheels is more your speed, Mountain Creek is surrounded by some of the best cross-country mountain biking in the state. Kittatinny Valley State Park, Waywayanda State Park and Sussex Branch Rail Trail are all an easy drive-to from the resort and offer numerous biking options for riders of all levels. Visit the Jersey Off Road Biking Association for more details and trail maps of many of the states best riding locations.
Sussex County’s freshwater lakes and rivers are also home to some of the state’s best fishing opportunities. Vernon’s own Black Creek and Hamburg Mountain Preserve both offer great fishing opportunities as does nearby Waywayanda State Park and Aeroflex Lake at Kittatinny Valley State Park. Get more details on local fishing locations and stocking schedules on the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife website.
Cap it All Off with a Cold Drink
Unwind or celebrate your day of adventure off with a cold drink or bite to eat at one of our local bars, restaurants or distilleries. Did you know the Biergarten at Mountain Creek offers over 30 varieties of local craft beers in can and on-tap? Well, now you do. The Biergarten will be open Wed-Sun in the spring with Open Mic night every Wednesday night. If beer’s not your thing, consider checking out Warwick Valley Winery and Black Dirt Distillery just next door in the quant village of Warwick, NY. Warwick Valley Winery is the home of Doc’s Hard Cider as well as many award-winning varieties of locally grown wines and locally crafted spirits.
With so much to do in the area this spring you’re going to need more than one day to take it all in. Check out our spring lodging deals and specials and start planning your adventure.