Seeing native wildlife is one of the best parts about an Adirondack vacation. In the Lake George Area birding is one of the most serene activities you can experience.

Spotting birds in the Lake George Area are as common as trailheads and beaches. For some, birding is the best part about a Lake George Area vacation. Birds are prevalent on the numerous hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trails all over the region. All it takes to spot a bird is good eye and maybe some binoculars! Local conservation groups, such as the Lake George Land Conservancy, hold birding events to show interested visitors the area’s common birds. These events also use bird watchers to help assess the bird population. If you’re a conservationist, or you just want to check out some local wildlife, birding is a great option in the Lake George Area.

Adirondack Guide to Birding

Contains information on birding sites throughout the Adirondacks.

Amy's Park

Four hiking trails for passive recreation, exploration and education, which include lookout areas to view the active beaver pond and its resident wildlife, as well as a view of Lake George. Flat and easy forested hiking trails for cross-country skiing, hiking and snowshoeing. Maintained by The Lake George Land Conservancy.

Berry Pond Preserve

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. No dogs allowed. Trail information can be found at lglc.org.

Cat and Thomas Preserve Birding

Enjoy a moderately difficult hike, past beaver ponds and wetlands, with a 270 degree view of Lake George. View American Robins, Broad-winged Hawk, Chickadee, Downy Woodpecker, Ruffed Grouse, Wild Turkey, Blue Jays, Wood Thrush.

Dean Farm Heritage Trail

Dean Farm Heritage Trail is a 0.93 mile walking path that is great for families, anyone with impaired mobility or anyone looking for an enjoyable walk in the woods. Level paths wind through fields, woods and wetlands. Educational signage along the way makes it a learning experience. Walk this trail for a peaceful and relaxing day out of doors.