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July Events and Activities

Wine Cellar Tour

Daily

Experience our complimentary daily guided tour of our Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning Wine Cellar at Restaurant Latour.

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Mountaintop Adventure

Daily

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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Fishing and Archery

Daily

Join us for at our sparkling Quarry Lake, located on property at Grand Cascades Lodge, for guided fishing and archery sessions this spring!  

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Visit from the Farm

Daily

Join us every day for some good ol' animal therapy! Local farm animals will visit the Resort to provide a bit of joy and happiness to our guests. Learn about their world from the farmer as you meet their furry and feathered friends, and their climbing goats! 

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Learn to Fly - Trapeze

Daily*

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 and the new Teen Circus Sports. 

*Kidzsole activities will be unavailable on July 20 and 21.

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Circus Sports

Daily*

Join the KidzSole team at Minerals Hotel for exciting Circus inspired activities.

Teen Circus Sports is a new and unique training program designed to get your teen away from their phone and active with Instagram-worthy fun! Improve hand-eye coordination, balance, strength, flexibility and confidence with a wide range of Ground and Aerial Sport activities! Designed for teens and adults, age 12+. 

Circus Ninja Warrior is back for guests ages 4-12 years old.  Packed with unique fun in a fast, fun, friendly, powerful and positive environment - kids gain the opportunity to experience circus arts such as trapeze swinging, trampoline, juggling, hand to hand balancing, tumbling and more! Children rotate to a new activity every 7-10 minutes, learning a new activity or adding on to what they've already learned! 

*Kidzsole activities will be unavailable July 20 and 21.

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TreEscape

Daily

TreEscape Aerial Adventure Ropes Courses is a unique blend of wooden platforms built high in the trees and connected by exhilarating combinations of rope walks, obstacles, climbing elements and zip lines all located in a beautiful forested setting. 

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Horseback Riding

Daily

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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Marshmallow Roasts

Every Evening

Old fashioned marshmallow toasting. Marshmallows and sticks for roasting await!  

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Glow Golf

Every Night

Guests at Grand Cascades Lodge are invited to enjoy our 18 Hole Natural Grass Putting Course every evening for round of glow golf! Glow in the dark balls and lit pin flags create a unique atmosphere to enjoy with your family! 

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Lemonade Paint and Sip

Fridays Evenings and Saturday Afternoons

These handy and adorable mason jars are yours to take home after the instruction of artist Wendy Ranson! Sip on lemonade as you use oil based paint markers to decorate your glass. Spiked version available for adults. 

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Canvas Paint and Sip

Friday Evenings at Grand Cascades Lodge 

Saturday Afternoons at Minerals Hotel 

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

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Cupcake Decorating

Saturday Mornings

Join us for a fun-filled cupcake decorating class and create seasonally, holiday or nature themed cupcakes that will be the star of any occasion! 

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Animal Educators

Saturday Afternoons

Join us for an hour of fun every Saturday at Grand Cascades Lodge and Minerals Hotel.   

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Mixology Educators

Saturday Afternoons

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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Trap and Skeet Shooting

Saturdays and Sundays

Test your skills at an exclusive trap and skeet shooting range, located in nearby Wantage NJ. 

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Pony Rides

Saturdays and Sundays

Delight your little ones with a hand-led ride on one of Farmer Keith's favorite ponies. Come meet Butters and Lily to create a memorable experience for your child!

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Goat Yoga

Saturday Afternoons and Sunday Mornings

1-hour yoga class followed by 30-minute mix & mingle with the goats. There is something about being in nature with the goats that is calming and therapeutic. A special way to bring more joy & play into our lives.

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Farm Tours

Every Sunday

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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Wine Tasting with the Sommelier

Sunday Afternoons 

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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S'mores and Sparklers

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Celebrate with us while enjoying complimentary s'mores fixings and kid-friendly 'sparklers'!

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Night Photography Workshop

Friday, July 5, 2019

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

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Grand Cascades Lodge invites you to join us for an evening of magic, mind reading and miracles with John Graham. 

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Mighty Monarch Butterfly Walk

Saturday, July 6, 2019

The Monarch Butterfly is not only pretty but mighty! Did you know that it is one of the few insects capable of trans-Atlantic travel and that they can fly up to 12 miles per hour? Or that those pretty colors are actually a means to ward off predators? It just so happens that here at Crystal Springs their favorite food grows naturally in our fields - the Milkweed plant - which they make use of from larve stage to maturity. Join our Naturalist, Heather Houskeeper, to learn more about these creatures and for a hike along our Nature Path. We'll keep our eyes peeled for Monarchs and meet Milkweed in person. This two-part program consists firstly of a 30 minute discussion and then a 90 minute walk. Drop in for the talk or the walk or better yet, both! 

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Independence Day Barbeque

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Celebrate the holiday with an All American barbeque, complete with goat races, axer throwing, pony rides, balloon animals, lawn games, live music and more! 

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Junior Naturalist Program

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Get your children outside with our Naturalist, Heather Houskeeper, in a fun-filled exploration on the grounds of Crystal Springs. Together we will discover wild plants, creepy-crawlies and beautiful butterflies. This program will deepen your child's appreciation for the natural world and expand their wonder. The more they learn, the more they want to learn! Children will receive a take-home goodie bag with all they need such as magnifying glass, naturalist notebook and the like, for discovering nature wherever they may be.  

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Bee Keeping Talk

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Join JC from Bees, Birds and Bears Apiary as he discusses fun facts about how a bee colony developes, how they make honey and why they are so helpful to the foodchain. This is an event that you don't want to miss!

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LIVE Game Show

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Minerals Hotel invites you to a night that will certainly make you laugh! Brain Wash Game Show is here to test your knowledge on a range of family friendly trivia.

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Magician TJ Tana

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Forget everything you think you know about magicians pulling rabbits out of top hats! TJ Tana brings a fresh new take on the age-old art to Minerals Hotel!

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Juggler Stephen Caruso

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Juggler Stephen Caruso visits Minerals Hotel with the perfect blend of clean comedy, juggling and (kind of accurate) knife throwing! Get ready for an Insta-worthy act, perfect for every age!   

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