Courtesy of Dancing Ewe Farm – Farm-to-Table Dining
Granville, New York
There are new and exciting things going on in the heart of Granville! Just ten minutes from Pond Mountain Inn, the Village of Granville is nestled in the Mettowee River Valley, a gateway to both the Adirondack Mountains and the Lakes Region of Vermont. Rolling green hills and lush forests surround a charming village with much to offer makes it an ideal place to visit.
The First Timer’s Guide to Dining & Ice Cream
Dancing Ewe Farm-to-Table Dining: 518.642.8199. This is exceptional authentic farm-to-table Italian fine dining. They produce their own high-quality olive oil, cheeses, cured meats and import excellent Italian wine. This is an outstanding dining experience and reservation requests should be made well in advance. “We love the Prosecco and Farm Tour!
Rathbun’s Maple Sugar House: 518.642.1799. A unique destination for Maple syrup and breakfast is a must visit! The Rathbun family has been producing maple syrup for over four decades. “The bacon, the sausage the pancakes, the eggs were all farm fresh cooked to perfection. The ambience of the restaurant was wonderful. It is uniquely styled and decorated with paraphernalia from the area from the last 100 years.”
Edwards Market & The West Main Grille: 518.642.2224. The market has excellent dine-in or take-out food and delicious baked goods. The Grille is noted for their premium grilled meats, chicken, fish and pasta. Nightly specials are outstanding!
Morse's Diner and Pizzeria: 518.642.8007. Recently opened in early 2020, the space was charmingly renovated. Nothing fancy, just good food, affordable and a comfortable family owned restaurant.
Nelson’s Family Fare Restaurant: 518.345.5591. Opened in December 2019. Stop in and enjoy a simple cheeseburger, or a juicy filet mignon or salmon. The food is fresh with a delightful décor and a great kid’s menu. Nelson’s has fountain drinks, wine, ice cold beer, malt beverages and ciders.
Slate Town Brewing Company: 518.345.5357. Dedicated to brewing outstanding beer that pleases a variety of tastes using local seasonal ingredients. You’re invited to visit their brewery on Main Street and try their brewer’s homemade personal pizzas now that the kitchen is open!
MacDaddy’s Car Hop: 518.642.2445. Traditional 1950s era drive-in. Love that they still bring the food to your car window! Great hot dogs and hamburgers, fried veggies and pizza. And, don’t forget about the ice cream.
Chapman’s General Store: 518.642.1870. This 100-Year-Old General Store sits on the banks of the Mettowee River and is said to have the area’s best soft cream and subs. “A little gem hidden in the Slate Valley with wonderful down-home cooking, friendly staff, local flair!”
Jen’s Pit Stop: (seasonal): 518.642.3471. “The best bacon cheeseburger you will ever eat. And great soft serve or Brownie Sunday.” “Steak sandwiches were incredible, and hot n’ cheesy!!! We have always had great food, with friendly atmosphere!!” “Their Philly cheese steak is insanely the best!! Great staff, many food choices with decent prices and they have the best ice cream in town!”
Hicks Orchard & Slyboro Ciderhouse: 518.642.1788. New York’s oldest U-Pick Orchard – pick cherries and blueberries in the summer and harvest apples in the fall! Watch them make delicious hot cider donuts and apple cider and definitely try their award-winning hard ciders!
Other Remarkable Must Visit Spots
The Gold Trout: Provisions For A Sustainable + Beautiful Life. Visit Heather's lifestyle boutique where you'll find natural, beautiful, educational, thoughtful, handmade, inspirational, and sustainable treasures – a must visit! One guest said, “They have to coolest most interesting things! I spent almost an hour in her shop.”
Jungle Experience Zoo: 518.260.7972. Just seven minutes west from Granville center, this small zoo and wildlife sanctuary has animals from all over the world! The Kangaroo Experience is particularly noteworthy. The zoo is open from Memorial Day weekend through October 1.
Slate Valley Museum: 518.642.1417. Celebrates the history and culture of the quarrying community that was established along the New York/Vermont border in the 1800s. Surprisingly, this is quite interesting and a guest favorite, really!
The Pember Library & Museum: Library: 518.642.2525 • Museum: 518.642.1515. The Pember Museum of Natural History and the Pember Nature Preserve provide programs, exhibits, and activities for the people of eastern New York and western Vermont. It is the only institution of its kind in the region.
Delaware and Hudson Rail-Trail: The southern section of trail begins on Depot Street in Granville, and heads southeast past a dairy farm and airport to Granville, New York, in 2.5 miles. The D&H railroad depot at the trailhead serves as The Station Bed-and-Breakfast today. Parking may be a little tricky.
The Mettawee River: is a tributary of Lake Champlain in western Vermont and eastern New York. Passing through the town of Granville, the river is particularly good for rapids, kayaking and fly fishing. The Mettawee has a distinctive blue-green color, and is best seen on warm or cold days.