Mercy Mountain

Act Justly • Love Mercy • Walk Humbly

Welcome and thank you for visiting our site!  Mercy Mountain is a Disabled Veteran and Veteran Owned year round retreat, adventure center, and sustainable farm.  It is our desire to honor God with this beautiful piece of property, the activities that take place on it, and the agricultural activities.  Mercy Mountain is located in Lafayette, NY in the middle of apple country and about 20 miles south of Syracuse.  The property has 2 very popular landmarks; the summit of Bare Mountain, otherwise known as the “Overlook” has one of the most beautiful and scenic overlook views in Onondaga County.  The second is the Rattlesnake Gulf that borders on the south edge of the property and features awe-inspiring waterfalls.

Mercy Mountain is situated on 328 acres that is filled with the greatness and creations of God.  The camp has miles of hiking trails that are open to overnighters by reservation only.  In addition to the trails, Mercy Mountain also offers:

  • A Certified Ropes/Challenge Course with Certified Facilitators from Team Adventure.
  • Large and small bungalow cabins for lodging.
  • Group primitive camping.
  • Pavilion and grill rental.
  • Guided tour down Falls Creek Trail to numerous water falls.
  • Venues for birthday parties, weddings, reunions, corporate events, youth groups, etc.
  • Summer camp field trips.
  • Firearms training, USCCA Courses, NRA Courses, Survival Courses, Taser/Pepper Spray Law Enforcement Officer Training (Must be a sworn NY State LEO), Active Shooter, Church/School Security, First Aid/CPR.  All courses are administered by professional and certified instructors and with our partner Public Safety and Education (PS&Ed).
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Mercy Mountain has a long standing history through generations of families that desired to use this property to share God’s goodness.  On these 328 acres you can experience the Creator in a very real sense.  The awe factor of the beautiful views, the singing birds, the majestic deer, the livestock that provides for us, the bees that give us honey…every where you turn there is evidence of His creativity and love.

Our prayer is that this property will be used to bring honor and glory to God, transform lives, and bless you as much as it has blessed us!

Verse of the Day

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.

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  • Veteran and Disabled Veteran Services (Retreats/Guided Whitetail Hunts)
  • Sustainable Farming and Homesteading Field Trips.
  • Mountain Bike Course for Groups and Clubs
  • Trail Running and Horseback Riding Trails for Groups
  • Summer and Holiday Camps

Heroes In Pursuit:

Dustin is a retired Marine and Disabled Veteran.  Andrea is also a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.  Dustin and Andrea are the owners of Mercy Mountain.  They have a passion for serving the Lord as well as serving those who serve.  The primary mission is to share the goodness of God through the outdoors.  They will host a few dates in 2018 to give scholarships to some veterans for a weekend in the Moosewood Lodge, fellowship, fishing, deer hunting, and shooting.  The goal is to start or continue the healing process for our nations heroes through experiencing God through His creation.  Isaiah 41:10 says, “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”  Our veteran’s walk the streets that less than 1% of society have or will walk.  There is healing in a relationship with God.