The morning Yoga practice is a great way to start your day with our certified instructor. Stretch and strengthen, bring energy to the body and rejuvenate the nervous system. Sunday: 10:30 – 11:30 AM. Crystal Springs Clubhouse.
Discover the wonders of the universe with Franklin Astronomy Club founder Zach Lichtmann. View amazing celestial targets with a high-powered telescope while hunting for orbiting satellites soaring overhead. An informed, casual discussion (with a theme based on the evening's targets) allows time for astronomy questions to be explored. Sunday at sunset. Grand Cascades Lodge.
Come kid around during an hour yoga class plus a half hour meet & greet with our playful goats. Ages 8 & over. Monday and Friday 11 AM – 12:30 PM. Minerals Hotel (outdoors).
A fun and educational presentation on the science of why sound and vibration affect us physically, mentally and energetically. Participants will experience a meditative crystal sound bath and mini-sessions of Vibrational Sound Therapy through the use of Himalayan singing bowls. Thursday: 8 – 9:00 PM. Crystal Springs Clubhouse.
Take advantage of our introductory clinics conducted by the professional instructors at Leadbetter Golf Academy (LGA), and created to support and teach beginners the basics of this amazing sport. Ages 15 & over. Sundays: 1 – 2:00 PM, Wednesdays: 1 – 2:00 PM. LGA at Black Bear Golf Club in Franklin NJ.
Join us for these healthful sessions which include making kombucha, sauerkraut, pickles and more. In the Kombucha 101 class, instructor Ben Scuralli (head fermentor at Get Juiced Health Bar) discusses the history of kombucha, the biology behind it, and how bacteria and yeast work to create its sweet and tangy flavor. Learn about the benefits that this fizzy drink has on your gut microbiome, and the multitude of ways it can boost your gut health and well-being. Sunday: 1:30 – 2:30 PM. Crystal Springs Clubhouse.
Join our Resort Sommelier and enjoy a tasting of 3 distinct wines selected from our Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning cellar along with a Q&A. Sunday: 3 – 4:00 PM. Wednesday: 4 – 4:45 PM. The Wine Cellar (Crystal Springs Clubhouse).
Join us for an informative and entertaining spirits tasting and education session. Learn all about the featured spirit...from the history and distillation process to its various styles. Tastings of both classic and contemporary cocktails, along with tips and tricks to use behind the bar, are included. Ages 21 & over. Sunday: 5 – 6:00 PM. Napa Room.
Explore the science and art of dyeing fabric with intuitive artist Jessica Darling. Learn how to identify seasonal local dye plants accessible in your region, and how to transform them in the dye bath onto sustainable and upcycled textiles. Participants will dye their own piece of fabric using dyes found in the region and around the Resort. We welcome you to bring your own small piece of fabric to add to the dye pot. Tuesday: 11 AM – 12:00 PM. Beginning 5/25.
Welcome to the most scenic fishing hole in the area. There are few things as thrilling as that first tug on the line, the tip of the fishing pole nodding toward the water. Parental supervision is required. Monday thru Friday. 10 – 10:45 AM. Crystal Springs Quarry (10 minute walk from Grand Cascades Lodge).
Novice or expert painters can enjoy this creative activity with friends or family. Acrylic paints will be used on an 11 x 14 canvas. Ages 21 & over. Monday: 1:30 – 3:00 PM. Crystal Springs Clubhouse.
Suitable for beginner or advanced yogi, come explore the postures of yin yoga with Resort specialist Bryan Paul. The class offers a relaxing setting with long held postures that focuses on releasing tension and encouraging stillness. Monday: 3 – 4:00 PM. Crystal Springs Clubhouse.
Let our certified instructors guide you to explore the practice of mindfulness by sensing and feeling in every moment. Learn how to engage in the world around you by utilizing breathing methods, guided imagery and sensory exploration to reduce stress and anxiety. Monday: 5- 6:00 PM. Thursday: 11- 12:00 PM. Crystal Springs Clubhouse.
Led by our Resort Naturalist Heather Houskeeper. A guided walk while practicing sensory awareness such as scent, sight, sound, breath, to quiet the mind and deepen connection with the inner self and the natural world. Walk culminates in a 10-minute guided meditation with a focus on connecting with the earth. Suitable for families with mature children. Tuesday: 9:30 – 10:30 AM. Reserved guests meet on the Fire & Water Deck.
A fitness workout that incorporates country music and dance. Country Fusion is designed for all levels, ages & both men and women. The fitness aspect increases your heart rate, speeds up your metabolism and burns calories. Learn how to dance, improve flexibility and correct posture alignment. Inspired by country, latin, hip hop, jazz and swing, this is a total body workout that you will be addicted to. Learning how to dance, getting an amazing workout all while having fun! Tuesday: 1 – 2:00 PM. Crystal Springs Clubhouse.
Wondering about the world of essential oils? During this workshop, learn all about the essences of plants, how to use them safely and properly, and the benefits they can provide as a complement to your current health regime. Each participant will create their own essential oil rollerball. Tuesday: 5 – 6:00 PM. Crystal Springs Clubhouse.
A low impact class for all levels that focuses on postural alignment, breathing, core stability, controlled movement and flexibility. Pilates Mat postures utilize different props to strengthen and tone the body. Mats are provided or you can bring your own. Wednesday: 11 AM – 12:00 PM. Crystal Springs Clubhouse.
Behold the beauty of nature through painting... and what better classroom than our stunning grounds. Join our in-house artist for an introduction to Plein Air Painting, which means 'in the open air'. This outdoor class is designed for beginners, and provides a guided process of painting a scene. Wednesday: 12 – 2:00 PM. Activity Overlook.
Led by Health Coach, Functional Nutrition & Lifestyle Practitioner Regina Hewitt, discover and break the habits and beliefs that are stopping you from feeling your best. Learn new diet and lifestyle modifications, with partnership for guidance and support, to restore balance within, and live a healthy and mindful lifestyle. Wednesday: 5 – 6:00 PM. Crystal Springs Clubhouse.
A blend of yoga and pilates that is accessible to every ‘body’, emphasizing on strength, flexibility, mobility, breath, balance and mindfulness. Engage in proper physical alignment while incorporating awareness of the mind-body connection. Thursday: 1:30 – 2:30 PM. Crystal Springs Clubhouse.
Bring your group out for popular axe throwing! This modern sport involves throwing an axe at a target, attempting to hit the bullseye as near as possible. Get your competitor hat on! Ages 14 & over. Sundays: 2:30 - 4:30 PM; Thursdays: 1:30 – 4:00 PM. Lawn in front of Grand Cascades Lodge.
Get inspired by your surroundings while learning techniques from one our Resort photographers in this landscape composition class. Guests are encouraged to bring their DSLR camera if available, but can use a smartphone camera as well. Suitable for teens and adults, and young experienced photographers are welcome to join. Thursday: 4 – 5:00 PM. Registered guests meet on the Fire and Water Terrace.
One of the most enjoyable activities at the Resort is our Mixology Class. Learn the tips and tricks of the trade from our expert staff, including techniques and tools to make a tasty concoction. You’ll see how mixologists use beverages, flavorings, garnishes plus secret ingredients to make your favorite adult drink. Then last, but certainly not least, enjoy sampling the final creations! Ages 21 & over. Thursday: 5:30 – 6:30 PM. Crystal Springs Clubhouse.
Show off your skills using a bow to shoot arrows at a target at our quarry-side archery range. Instruction & equipment is included. Ages 10 & over. Parental supervision is required. Sunday: 1 – 1:45 PM; Monday thru Friday: 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM. Crystal Springs Quarry (10 minute walk from Grand Cascades Lodge).