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October Events and Activities

Wine Cellar Tour

Every Afternoon

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

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Glow Golf

Every Evening

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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Horseback Riding

Wednesdays thru Sundays 

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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Glass Paint and Sip

Friday Evenings and Saturday Afternoons

Looking for a quick artistic adventure? Visit our glass painting workshop to fulfill your creative needs! Spend an hour learning simple steps to create a gorgeous painted wine glass! Perfect for couples and ladies nights.  

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Marshmallow Roasts

Friday and Saturday Evenings (plus October 13)

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

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Essential Oil Trio Workshop

Friday Evenings Beginning October 11

Use our top quality essential oils to create three Do It Yourself essential oil products to take home and enjoy. Sip on a glass of wine while learning the benefits of essential oils to enhance a healthy lifestyle. 

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Chinoiserie Pumpkin Workshop

Friday Evenings Beginning October 11

As the promise of Autumn approaches, why not think about a new way to decorate this year! Come join us for a relaxing, creative pumpkin painting class. Recall your favorite Blue China or let yourself be inspired by what our Artist can show you.

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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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Holiday Photos!

Saturday Mornings

Stay with us Friday night and enjoy a complimentary family photo shoot on Saturday morning. Our professional photographer will be on site to capture your family for a keepsake portrait or to use for your holiday greeting cards! Guests must make photo session reservations in advance. 

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Acrylic Paint and Sip

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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Animal Educators

Saturday Afternoons (plus October 13)

Join us for an hour of fun every Saturday at Grand Cascades.   

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Koi Feeding

Saturday Afternoons (plus Sunday, October 13)

Representing love and friendship, koi fish are considered to be one of the most gentle fish. Join us for our daily koi feeding session at Grand Cascades Lodge to learn more about these beautifully intellegent fish. 

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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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Caramel Apple Dipping

Every Saturday (and Sunday, October 13) 

Sugar and spice and everything nice! Caramel apples are a fall favorite - let's make our own! Join us in the Lobby of Grand Cascades Lodge to decorate caramel apples just the way you like them! 

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Apple Pressing

Saturday Afternoons and October 13

Put on your coziest sweater and visit the croquet court at Grand Cascades Lodge for apple pressing demonstrations and sampling with autumn activities! Pony rides, games and pumpkin decorating await! Top off the afternoon with fresh cider and apple cider donuts from Pochuck Valley Farm!

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Pony Rides

Saturdays and Sundays (plus Monday, October 14)

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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Fishing and Archery

Saturdays and Sundays (plus Monday, October 14)

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

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Trap, Skeet and Sporting Clays

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

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

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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 Animal Visit

Saturdays and Sundays (plus Monday, October 14)

Join us every every weekend 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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TreEscape

Saturdays and Sundays

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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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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Great Pumpkin Festival and Corn Maze

Wednesdays thru Sundays

Meander up Route 94 to Heaven Hill Farm this fall and experience fun for the whole family! Enjoy over 30 fun filled activities including pumpkin patch corn maze, arts & crafts, carnival rides & more! Check link below for daily inclusions and hours. 

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Local Apple Picking

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Fall is upon us, which means its time to hit one of the great local farms in our area to pick-your-own apples for the perfect family bonding experience! 

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Magician TJ Tana

Saturday, October 5, 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 Grand Cascades Lodge!

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Warwick Applefest

Sunday, October 6, 2019


Just a short 20 minute drive from the Resort is home to the Warwick Applefest. The festival attracts over 30,000 visitors and features over 200 craft vendors, dozens of food vendors, music, entertainment, children's carnival, farmers' market and more! An event not to be missed!

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Harvest, Honey & Garlic Festival

Saturday, October 12, 2019

The Sussex County Harvest, Honey & Garlic Festival is a FREE celebration of agritourism, ecotourism, arts and heritage and will take place at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ. The Festival will have local artisans, displays and info highlighting northern New Jersey's open spaces and history. There will be activities like pumpkin painting and crafts for the kids and vendors for adults.

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Denny Corby

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Magician and Mind Reader Denny Corby visits Grand Cascades Lodge for an unforgettable experience! Denny's high energy show will keep you laughing and engaged and will stun even the most skeptical of viewers! 

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Salazar Magic

Saturday, October 19, 2019

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

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Jack-O-Lantern Walk

Friday, October 25, 2019

Join us for a frighteningly good time!  Crystal Springs Resort has invited talented Art Students from all over our county to participate in our third annual Jack-O-Lantern carving contest.  The students have been hard at work masterfully creating unique pumpkins and now it's time for you to come out and enjoy their work, vote for your favorite and cheer them on!

The Jack-O-Lanterns will remain on display Saturday evening.

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Mentalist John Graham

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Grand Cascadees invites you to join us for an evening of magic and mindreading with John Graham.

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White Claw Halloween Howl

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Dress up and join us for Minerals Annual Halloween Party! Drink specials. Music by Global Productions DJ. VIP Grey Goose Bottle Service available with advanced reservation. 

Prize for Best Overall Costume: $500 + Complimentary 2 Night Midweek Stay at Minerals Hotel

Additional Prizes for scariest, sexiest and most creative costumes.

CLICK HERE for information about overnight stay package which includes VIP Grey Goose Bottle Service. 

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