Divine Intervention works in odd ways at times. For the past few years we have been looking for inspiration, something to set off a series of events that would lead us to one ultimate goal: Work hard and have fun doing it! We come from varied backgrounds: working in food service, moonlighting with the idea of becoming a brew master or distiller, and two of us even dabble in the world of public education.
In the summer of 2014, while on vacation and dining at a local eatery and brewpub, a family member asked if it was hops growing outside on this homemade apparatus. She had read several articles about the booming hops operations in our local area of upstate New York. The dinner conversation then turned to all the local breweries, distilleries and wineries popping up in our area. We chatted about how great it would be to somehow connect them, creating a network of local beverage stops, a new take on hiking through the Adirondacks! The concept of Hoppy Trails was born.
With all of us born and raised in the area, we are especially focused on keeping it local. It’s our goal to work hard, plot out the perfect trail route for you to enjoy what these Adirondack beverage businesses have to offer. No hiking boots are required, just a willingness to enjoy some brews and have fun doing it!