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.

Adirondack Beach on Schroon Lake

Swim, picnic June-Labor Day. Good for small children because water is shallow.

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.

City Park

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

Clendon Brook Preserve

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