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Hiking, Climbing, Nature Trails, Walks

Results Returned: 38

Up Yonda Farm Environmental Education Center

5239 Lake Shore Dr
Bolton Landing, NY 12814
518-644-9767
http://www.upyondafarm.com

Season: YR

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.

Van Dusen Preserve

West Mtn Rd
Queensbury, NY 12804
518-792-2006
http://www.qlcny.org

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.

Price: Free

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.

Price: Free

West Mountain Chairlift Rides

59 West Mountain Rd
Queensbury, NY 12804
518-636-3699
http://www.westmtn.net

Season: Mem Day-Col Day

Spectacular views of Adirondack Mountains and Vermont. Summer and fall chairlift to top of mountain. Fall foliage guided tour by reservation.

Price: $

Season: YR

Download a guide to paths less taken in the Northeast's last great wilderness.

Price: Free

Adirondack Mountain Club

814 Goggins Rd
Lake George, NY 12845
518-668-4447
http://www.adk.org

Season: YR

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.

Amy's Park

Padanarum Rd
Bolton Landing, NY 12814
518-644-9673
http://www.lglc.org

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

Lake George Recreation Center Transfer Rd
Lake George, NY 12845
518-644-9673, http://www.lglc.org/NaturePreserves/BerryPond.asp

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

518-623-1200

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.

Multi-use trail, variety of terrain for varying skill levels of mountain biking; biking, hiking, 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.

Clendon Brook Preserve

Corinth Rd
Queensbury, NY 12804
518-792-2006
http://www.qlcny.org

Easy .5 mile nature trail for walking and snowshoeing maintained by the Queensbury Land Conservancy. Fishing. NO vehicles, camping or campfires are permitted.

Crandall Park

Upper Glen St
Glens Falls, NY 12801
518-761-3751
http://www.cityofglensfalls.com

Season: YR

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.

Price: Free

Crane Mountain

Garnet Lake Rd
Johnsburg, NY 12843
518-623-1200

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.

4 season recreation area, 133 acres for hiking, single track bicycling. Rope tow, night skiing, snowmaking. Cross country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, tubing hill, covered skating rink, warming hut. Half-mile, marked nature trail. Seasonal picnic pavilion and playground.

East Side Lake George

518-623-1200

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.

Feeder Canal

Glens Falls and Queensbury
Glens Falls, NY 12801
518-792-5363
http://www.feedercanal.com

Season: YR

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.

Gore Mountain

793 Peaceful Valley Rd
North Creek, NY 12853
518-251-2411
http://www.goremountain.com

Season: July-Oct

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.

Gurney Lane Recreation Area

118 Gurney Lane
Queensbury, NY 12804
518-761-8216
http://recreation.queensbury.net

Season: YR

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 $

Season: YR

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.

Price: Free

Hudson Pointe Nature Preserve

Hudson Pointe Blvd
Queensbury, NY 12804
518-761-8216
http://recreation.queensbury.net

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

Hudson St
Warrensburg, NY 12885
518-623-1200

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.

Lake George Land Conservancy Preserves & Trails

4905 Lake Shore Dr
Bolton Landing, NY 12814
518-644-9673
http://www.lglc.org

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.

Lake George Recreation Park

Transfer Rd
Lake George, NY 12845
518-668-5771
http://villageoflakegeorge.us

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.

Meadowbrook Preserve

Meadowbrook Rd
Queensbury, NY 12804
518-761-8216
http://recreation.queensbury.net

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.

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.

Peggy's Point

Hague, NY 12836
518-644-9673
http://www.lglc.org

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.

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.

Ski Bowl Trail System

Ski Bowl Rd
North Creek, NY 12853
518-251-2612
http://www.gorechamber.com

Season: YR

Carol Thomas Trail, multi-use, hardened surface trail. Ski Bowl Loop Trail, multi-use, hardened and natural surface. Ski Bowl Connector bike and hike trail leads to Raymond Brook and Rabbit Pond trails. 12 mi of hiking, easy beginner to intermediate; 8 mi of hiking, 4 miles multi-use single track trail. 7.5 mi mountain bike single-track, easy to advanced; 5 mi of trail designed specifically for mountain bike use, 2.5 mi of multi-use single track.

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.

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