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August Activities

Paint and Sip

Friday Evenings in August

Amaze yourself as you create your own masterpiece with hands-on guidance from local artist, Susan Roessner. Enjoy a stress free enviornment filled with fun, friends, laughter and creativity. We supply everything necessary for your success, including the wine! 

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Animal Educators

Saturdays in August

Join us for an hour of fun every Saturday at Grand Cascades Lodge with animal experts from Eyes of the Wild, Rizzo's Reptile Discovery and Space Farms Zoo.  

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Visit from the Farm

Saturdays in August

Join us in front of Grand Cascades Lodge Saturday for some good ol' animal therapy! Each week a local farm animal will visit the Resort to provide a bit of joy and happiness to our guests.

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Free Golf Clinic

Saturdays in August

The Leadbetter Golf Academy is pleased to offer a complimentary golf clinic every Saturday from May 20 until September 2 for all hotel guests staying at the Resort. This clinic includes elements of both demonstration and participation and provides yet another fun way to enjoy your stay at the Resort!

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Mixology Educators

Saturdays in August

Join our Resort Mixologists to learn how to create the perfect cocktail for the season!  Focusing on a different topic each week, learn the history of the alcohol and how to properly utilize it into a cocktail. 

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Wine Tasting with the Sommelier

Sundays in August

Enjoy an informative wine education discussion with our Resort Sommelier, including Q&A, basic wine and food pairings, tricks of the trade, glassware usage, and decanting. Tasting of one white and one red wine included in the Bordeaux Room of the Wine Cellar.

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Horseback Riding

Daily in August

Explore the scenic trails surrounding the Resort on the back of a well-trained horse. Guided rides are available for guests of all experience levels, from beginner to advanced. The experienced wranglers at Legends Riding Stables guide every trail ride, fitting each to the level of each individual rider. 

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Mountain Top Adventure

Open Daily in August

Let your adventurous side take over with our Mountaintop Experience. Watersports, swimming, fishing, hiking and archery await at our pristine lake.   

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KidzSole

Daily in August

KidzSole is bringing the excitement of the circus arts to Minerals Hotel! Guests can experience the thrill of flying in a safe and simple way - suitable for all ages and athletic abilities.

Along with the trapeze flying experience, KidzSole also offers the ever popular Circus Ninja Warrior course, Walk on Water and Surf Line Challenge. 

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Fencing

Every Saturday, Sunday and Monday in August

Dueling with swords may seem like an activity reserved for pirates and knights, but with safe disciplined coaching at Crystal Springs, your child’s dream of sword fighting can become a reality!

Crystal Springs’ fencing Maestros come from Point and Touch, a group comprised of active NCAA Champions and Olympians - offering an unforgettable experience as your child experiences one of history’s greatest sports.

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Action Packed Activities

Daily in August

Tag, you're it! Let loose and laugh your way through 2 amazingly fun action-packed activities at Minerals Hotel. From the outrageous game of laser tag or the new sport of Archery Tag, come to the fun zone and play!

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Farm Tours

Sundays in August

This educational tour will take guests to nearby Vernon Valley Farm, where young, modern farmers (Kirk and Christina Stephens) utilize nature's synergies to create a fully sustainable farm. Guests will enjoy a hay wagon guided tour of the farm, interact with various farm animals and harvest fresh fruit or vegetables in season. Vernon Valley Farm consists of over 270 acres, with exquisite views of our area.

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Trap and Skeet Shooting

Wednesdays thru Sundays in August

Test your skills at our new trap and skeet range, located in nearby Wantage NJ, with shuttle service from the Resort. 

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Night Photography Workshop

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Creating abstract light photography is fun and easy - and can be done with just about any camera! Although simple, this technique can yield some beautiful and unique memories for your family!

Join Photographer Christy Graham to learn how to create compelling images during the time of day that most people don't try photography! Under Christy's watchful eye, she will guide you through the process. Please bring your camera - anything from a traditional SLR to a smart phone camera will work!*

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Mentalist John Graham

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Minerals Hotel invites you to join us for an evening of magic, mind reading and miracles with John Graham. 

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Artist in Residence

August 11-13, 2017

Grand Cascades Lodge is proud to welcome Kelly Lyons to the Resort this weekend! Kelly brings with her a profound love of nature, which is evident in every handcrafted herbal body product she creates. Join us on Saturdary for a salve making workshop that will engage your mind and awaken your senses.

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Magician Jay Matioli

Sunday, August 13, 2017

As seen on America's Got Talent, Jay brings his hip style to Minerals Hotel for an evening that will make your mind disappear into the world of magic!

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Night Photography Workshop

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Creating abstract light photography is fun and easy - and can be done with just about any camera! Although simple, this technique can yield some beautiful and unique memories for your family!

Join Photographer Christy Graham to learn how to create compelling images during the time of day that most people don't try photography! Under Christy's watchful eye, she will guide you through the process. Please bring your camera - anything from a traditional SLR to a smart phone camera will work!*

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Salazar Magic

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Join Anthony Salazar at Minerals Hotel for a carefully blended performance filled with magic, comedy and audience participation.   

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Photographing the Solar Eclipse

Monday, August 21, 2017

Join Photography Instructor Christy Graham to learn the techiques and protection required to get great photographs of this historic event! 

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Hickory and Scotch Golf Tournament

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Superb golf, sweeping views, great scotch and Emerald Isle dining! It's the quitessential Ballyowen Experience!

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Enhancing Your Photo Skills

Friday, August 25, 2017

Join photography instructor Christy Graham for an hour of discovery on how to use special effects and new skills to create unique and more visually interesting photographs! Featuring double exposure and other fun effects! The perfect way to document your vacation at our Resort! 


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Family Game Show

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Join us at Minerals Hotel for a night that will certainly make you laugh! Brain Wash Game Show is here to see just how much you and your family know about all different types of trivia.

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Night Photography Workshop

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Creating abstract light photography is fun and easy - and can be done with just about any camera! Although simple, this technique can yield some beautiful and unique memories for your family!

Join Photographer Christy Graham to learn how to create compelling images during the time of day that most people don't try photography! Under Christy's watchful eye, she will guide you through the process. Please bring your camera - anything from a traditional SLR to a smart phone camera will work!*

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