Because the Adirondacks will always retain a natural element a huge piece of a Lake George Area vacation is experiencing nature. To breathe in the wild, explore a Lake George Area park or nature preserve.

The Lake George Area, nestled in the southern tier of the Adirondack Mountains and speckled with lakes and forests, is a natural wonder. Visitors and residents flock to the parks and nature preserves in the region to breathe in all that nature has to offer. Spend some time in the park for a family picnic lunch or to exercise off those vacation meals. Find a nature preserve in hopes that you’ll come across some wildlife, or go hiking, biking, and birding on the area’s trails.

A family vacation doesn’t need to be all hustle and bustle, and the Lake George Area’s parks and nature preserves are the perfect places for a family to slow down.

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.

Caroline Fish Memorial Trail at Town of Chester Recreation Center

Seven miles of off-road trail. Some of the trail is lighted for night riding.

Clendon Brook Preserve

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

Crandall Park

One of the best places to relax in the Lake George Area! Crandall Park has it all. Play on the playground, softball, soccer fields, basketball courts, and tennis courts. Take a walk or a hike on the trails, or enjoy a picnic lunch in the sunshine!

Darlings Ford at Lake George Wild Forest

Picnic tables, nature observation.

East Field

Home field for the Glens Falls Dragons of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League and the Glens Falls Greenjackets of the Empire Football League. Four-season recreation. Pool, playground, ball fields, tennis, bath house. Ice skating on frozen pond, weather permitting, warming hut.

Feeder Canal

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. A Path Through History attraction. Maintained by the Feeder Canal Alliance. Walk, bike, paddle, cross-country skiing, snowshoe, car-top launch, parking.

First Wilderness Heritage Corridor

Explore communities along the Hudson River, upstream from Glens Falls and west of Lake George which have joined together to celebrate their shared history along the earliest route into the heart of the Adirondack wilderness. From the Great Falls of the Hudson, upriver to the dramatic Hudson River Gorge, the stream tumbles over falls and rapids, past dramatic cliffs of magnificent marble, then slows to flow easily through ice meadows.

Frederick H. Flynn Memorial Park

Along the Schroon River, picnic tables and gazebo.

Freedom Park

 Barrier free playground, swings, slides, sand table and climbing structures. Picnic tables. No pets please.    

Garnet Mine Tours

Fun for all ages ~ treasure hunting in the garnet mines! Starting at the Gore Mountain Mineral Shop you follow a tour guide, in your own car, to the site of the Garnet Mines. Your tour guide will share the history and geology of the Garnet Mine and demonstrate how you will find your own garnet gemstones, large garnet crystal faces and beautiful, museum-quality mineral specimens. You will visit the # 1 open pit where you can collect your own garnets.

Glens Falls City Park

Bandstand with local concerts. Weekend events. Picnic, dogs welcome.