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June Events and Activities

Daily Wine Cellar Tours


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

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NJ Beer and Food Festival

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Come to the 10th Annual New Jersey Beer & Food Fesitval and enjoy tastings from 200+ craft and specialty brews, indulge in all you can eat barbeque, take flight with hot air balloon rides and rock out to live music by Lima Bean Riot as you take part in the ultimate beer lover's event! 


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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 Ransom! Sip on lemonade as you use oil based paint markers to decorate your glass. Spiked version available for adults. 

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Glass Paint and Sip

Select Friday Evenings and Saturday Afternoons

Looking for a quick artistic adventure? Visit one of our glass painting workshops to fulfill your creative needs! 

Join us for Wine Glass Paint and Sip. Spend an hour learning simple steps to create a gorgeous painted wine glass! Perfect for couples and ladies nights.  

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Paint and Sip

Friday Evenings at Grand Cascades Lodge 

Friday Evenings and 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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Marshmallow Roasts

Friday and Saturday Evenings

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

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Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays thru June 16

Daily after June 21 

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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Cupcake Decorating

Saturday Mornings

Join us for a fun-filled cupcake decorating class every Saturday. 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 with local farm animals. Hosted 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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Mountaintop Adventure

Open Weekends thru June 16 and Daily beginning June 22

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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Goat Yoga

Saturday Afternoons & 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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Visit from the Farm

Saturdays & Sundays

Join us weekends for some good ol' animal therapy! Each weekend 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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Fishing and Archery

Saturdays and Sundays thru June 16; Daily beginning June 22

Join us for at our sparkling Quarry Lake, located on property at Grand Cascades Lodge, for guided fishing and archery sessions every Saturday and Sunday morning. 

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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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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

Every Sunday

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

Open Thursday thru Monday

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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Bee Keeping Talk

Saturday, June 1, 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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The Art of Tea: An Herbal Tea Tasting

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Do you love discovering new teas? Are you curious about the medicinal benefits of herbal teas? Join our certified Herbalist and Naturalist, Heather, in preparing and tasting a delicious and medicinal herbal tea. Class will include a discussion of this blend's myraid of healthy attributes and plenty of time for question and answer. Each attendee will receive an herbal blend to take home.   

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Earth Medicines Walk

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Join Heather, our Certified Herbalist and Naturalist, for a walk along the Crystal Springs Nature Trail to discover the medicinal plants that can be found not only throughout the region but in your very own backyard. Heather will share helpful hints for proper identification, as well as easy and efficient methods for harvesting and preparing these plants at home. Allow Heather to answer any plant questions you have. There will be many stops along the way to meet the plants, so be sure to bring your camera and a notepad. Although subject matter is mature, children are welcome. 

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Tom Pesce Magic

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Tom's ability to create new jaw-dropping and hilarious illusions has defined him as one of magic's most creative innovators, speakers and mentalists today. Come experience a show that is totally unique and absolutely unforgettable. 

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Comedic Ventriloquist John Pizzi

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Grand Cascades Lodge welcomes ventriloquist, comedian and magician John Pizzi for a night filled with fun and laughter. 

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Hickory and Scotch Golf Tournament

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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

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Father's Day BBQ

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Join us at Minerals for an amazing all-you-can-eat extravagenza! Featuring live music by That's What She Said, games, fun on the field, axe throwing, contests and fabulous barbeque cuisine! 

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Survival Weekend

June 21-23, 2019

Join us for an exciting weekend with Steve Lancia from Northcamp Wilderness Survival School to educate you on how to endure adversity in both urban and backcountry environments. Learn how to see things for what they can be, not just for what they are. Covered skills include wilderness first aid, setting survival priorities, shelter building, making a fire without matches, signaling for help, procuring potable water and more! 

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Circus Sports

Daily beginning June 22

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! 

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Learn to Fly - Trapeze

Daily Beginning June 22

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. 

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Salazar Magic

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Join Anthony Salazar at Grand Cascades Lodge for a carefully blended performance filled with magic, comedy and audience participation.   

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Pet Portrait Workshop

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Join Artist in Residence Lisa Hess for a unique, custom Paint and Sip class! Lisa has specialized in painting custom pet portraits since 2007 and is here to share her knowledge with you! Lisa will hand draw your pet prior to the workshop and will provide you with all the supplies needed to complete your masterpiece! 

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Magician Jay Mattioli

Sunday, June 30, 2019

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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