Conserving, improving and protecting New York's natural resources and environment. Site includes information on outdoor recreation, lands and waters, licenses and permits and much more.
2,500 acre environmental demonstration forest maintained by SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Self-guided 1 mile Grandmother's Tree Nature Trail. Includes an 85 acre lake. Mountain biking, canoeing and kayaking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. No picnicking or overnight camping.
Moderate marked hiking trails with great Adirondack vistas.
Entrance just north of Route 8. Park with walking path and access to Lake George. Seasonal Friendship Garden.
Entrance points at Schroon Lake, Adirondack, Hague. Vast wilderness area, NYS DEC-maintained trails, old tote roads, streams, lake, ponds; variety of hills, mountains, varying degrees of difficulty. Moderate to difficult trail to Pharaoh Mountain.
Marked, moderate trail leads to the summit for rewarding views. Trail follows roadbed of an old cable railway that served a hotel at the summit. Park on Cooper St or near Smith St for access to elevated walkway over Northway to the start of trail.
Blue foot trail markers with a section in the middle utilizing blue ski trail markers. Entrance off Rte 28.
52 miles of marked hiking trails in southeastern part of Adirondack Park. Access to trails from Route 8 in Bakers Mills or 13th Lake Rd in North River. Over 36 ponds & lakes originate here. Contact DEC for hiking trail maps.
Summer activities include scenic gondola rides, downhill mountain biking, self-guided hiking, disc golf, climbing wall, indoor and outdoor mini golf, inflatables, and bungee trampoline.
System contains over 18 miles of marked foot trails. Access to trails on Rt 9N about 10 miles north of Bolton Landing. Clay Meadow trail at top of Tongue Mountain Hwy (Rt.9N). Be aware of rattlesnakes in this area. Call NYS DEC for hiking trail maps.
72 acre facility; Museum features wildlife exhibits of native mammals and birds; children's activity room. Nature programs, Butterfly and perennial gardens, birding, honeybees, Maple sugaring, woodworking. Hiking, picnic shelter. Guided snowshoe hikes.
1 3/4 mile hiking trail maintained by the Queensbury Land Conservancy, Van Dusen Preserve offers all types of terrain from level to sloping and, in some sections, quite steep. Well marked trail provides round-trip loop to crest of mountain ridge overlooking Glens Falls and Queensbury. Walking, hiking, wildlife observation, snowshoeing; parking. NO vehicles, camping or campfires are permitted.
Paved 9.4 mile multi-use trail with rolling hills. Connects with historic Feeder Canal Towpath Trail in Glens Falls. Riding north takes you to Battlefield Park, Lake George. Bicycling time 1-2 hrs one way. Also running, walking. See maps on Parks & Rec website. NO DOGS or MOTORIZED VEHICLES ALLOWED.
Maps of hiking trails throughout Warren County, including three handicap accessible trails.
Adjacent to Hudson River with pleasant overlook, unusual rock formations at river's edge. 2 mile novice to moderate trails. 3.5 mile Nordic trail, novice to expert. Trail head kiosk, parking. Public launch, portage 4/10 mile.
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Spectacular views of Adirondack Mountains and Vermont. Summer and fall chairlift to top of mountain only, hike down.
Download a guide to paths less taken in the Northeast's last great wilderness.
ADK is dedicated to the protection and responsible recreational use of New York State Forest Preserve, parks, wild lands and waters. Walk-in information center offers hiking, snowshoe, skiing maps, guide books and reference materials; snowshoe rentals.
500-acre preserve, maintained by The Lake George Land Conservancy. New trails to be created summer 2012. Beaver ponds, wetlands, flat and easy forested hiking trails.
Berry Pond Preserve includes a pristine wetland and open water wilderness that is home to an active beaver community and contains a small great blue heron rookery. 1,436 acres in the Towns of Lake George, Warrensburg and Lake Luzerne. Easy to moderately marked challenging hiking trails off views of Lake George and the Adirondacks.
Black Mountain Range
Entrance point off Rt 22. NYS DEC-maintained trail overlooks Lake George from east shore. Challenging 5.6 mile loop to rocky summit includes Round and Lapland ponds, ranger's cabin and several towers. Outstanding views in all directions.
Carol A Thomas Memorial Walk
219 Main St
North Creek, NY 12853
Flat & easy, 1.5-miles or approximately 3,600 steps; takes about 35 minutes. Park & begin at Johnsburg Town Hall.
Multi-use trail, variety of terrain for varying skill levels of mountain biking; biking, walking. 11 km of novice-intermediate; cross-country skiing; snowshoeing.
1850-acre preserve, maintained by The Lake George Land Conservancy. Use orange trail to Thomas Mountain cabin 1.5 miles along an old logging road or take the wooded route via the blue trail. Yellow trail to Cat Mountain for 2.5 miles, also along an old logging road. Summit of Cat takes in 270 degree views of Lake George and Adirondack Mountains. Richard Hayes Phillips trail (blue) 2.25 miles, through more wooded and rugged terrain across the ridgeline from summit of Cat to Thomas Mtn. cabin.
Easy .5 mile nature trail for walking and snowshoeing maintained by the Queensbury Land Conservancy. Fishing. NO vehicles, camping or campfires are permitted.
Playground, softball, soccer fields, basketball, tennis courts, hiking. Picnic, BBQ pavilion rental by reservation. Fishing and ice skating pond; restrooms. Saucer sledding only, saucers available for Park use, or bring your own. Weather permitting.
Garnet Lake Rd
Johnsburg, NY 12843
Two trails from NYS DEC-maintained trailhead provide easy access to moderate hikes to 3,254ft craggy, open summit, pass pristine pond and see restored fire tower, spectacular views.
Wheelchair accessible 0.93 mile trail.
One trail with rope tow for beginner and novice skiers, night skiing. Sledding, covered skating rink, warming hut. Half-mile, marked nature trail. Seasonal picnic and playground.
East Side Lake George
NYS DEC-maintained trails. Buck Mtn, moderate difficulty on rocky trail with excellent lake views; Sleeping Beauty Mtn, easy trail to spectacular lake views; Pilot Knob Mtn, moderate trail with lake views; Lakeshore Trail, easy trail past Shelving Rock Falls to lake.
Beginning of historic 9 mile towpath trail and waterway at Feeder Dam/Overlook Park at Richardson Street and Haviland Avenue. Listed on New York State and National Register of Historic Places, National Recreation Trail system. Walk, bike, paddle; cross-country skiing, snowshoe, cartop launch, parking.
Four-season recreation, over 100 acres. Over 4 miles marked trails for walking, hiking, mountain biking; ice skating, sledding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing. Pool, playground, picnic pavilion, fishing pond. Leashed dogs are welcome.
Price: Free; Swim $
3 trails of 3.5 miles for hiking, mountain biking, birding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Leashed dogs welcome. Park is carry in - carry out. No alcohol, camping, camp fires or motorized vehicles allowed.
83 acre nature preserve along the Hudson River, fishing access. Over 2 miles marked trails for walking, hiking, mountain biking; snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Leashed dogs are welcome. Camping, swimming, motorized vehicles are prohibited.
Hudson River Nature Trail
Warrensburg, NY 12885
Picnic. Easy trail along the river.
5,500 acre forest preserve features river access for swimming, picknicking, boating, tubing. Old tote roads for hiking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing. Bear Slide Trail just past culvert for Buttermilk Brook. Primative camping includes sites for visitors with disabilities. Maps on website.
Throughout Lake George Watershed preserve including Cat and Thomas Mountains, and Amy's Park. 16 miles of trails, novice to advanced for hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing; birding. Thomas Mountain has a cabin for shelter. Visit office for trail guides and brochures. Also available online.
Baseball, softball and soccer fields by reservation; basketball, snowtubing. Marked trails, 5-7km groomed trails, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing; 5 mile mixed use trail, backcountry skiing. Restrooms.
54 acre preserve; 1.2 mile marked trail for walking, hiking, mountain biking and snowshoeing. Includes nature education signs. No motorized vehicles permitted. Leashed dogs are welcome. Carry in/Carry out facility.