Local trails and parks are ideal places to take advantage of fresh air and wide open spaces. Bring the entire family for a spring bike ride along the Warren County Bikeway, a ten mile paved path beginning in the City of Glens Falls, making its way through rolling hills to Lake George. This easy path offers signage of historical sites and local points of interest along the way.
The area provides many opportunities for easy nature hikes, not necessarily difficult climbs to mountain peaks, but leisurely walks to stretch winter-weary legs in the spring sunshine. Meadowbrook Preserve is open daily and offers a variety of trails that loop through the woods and back into the meadow. There are multiple nature education signs that provide information about the local habitat, plants, and animals found in the preserve. Certain trails are even stroller and wheelchair-friendly. Rush Pond Trail invites you to explore its 2.6 mile long pathway through the heart of the Rush Pond wetlands. There are three hand-constructed bridges along the trail, the largest offering scenic views of the wetlands and stream life. Remember that area trails can become muddy this time of year so be sure to pack appropriate footwear that you won’t mind getting a little dirty! Welcome spring with these easy hikes!
Up Yonda Farm Environmental Education Center offers hands-on activities for kids and their families. Choose from a variety of educational programs focusing on the great outdoors. Meet with a naturalist to identify birds, make your own walking stick, or meet a turtle.
Cast Your Line
The ice is out and trout season officially opens on April 1, so grab your gear, your fishing license and plan a fishing adventure from the shore of the many ponds, rivers and lakes that meander through landscape of the Lake George Area. Or choose a trip with an experienced, licensed guide to help you navigate to all the best locations on Lake George, Schroon and Brant Lake. Beginner fishermen in your group? Let the kids cast their lines in smaller fishing holes found at Crandall Park in Glens Falls or Hovey Pond in Queensbury.
Shops Are Open!
Is there a better way to spend a spring day than strolling the sidewalks and perusing the store fronts of the quaint communities that make up the Lake George Area? Find unique gifts for Mother’s Day at a variety of local shopping venues including country stores, antique shops, garden centers and an indoor mall. From one-of-a-kind antiques to locally-made artisan crafts and factory outlet bargains there is a shopping experience for everyone. Shoppers can take a break at an indoor café, enjoy lunch on a lakeside patio or just grab take out and head for one of the local parks for an afternoon of relaxation.
Indoor Options Are Plentiful
April weather can be a bit unpredictable so keep a check-list of indoor options for when you visit. The Adirondack Winery & Tasting Room boasts an award-winning selection of hand-crafted wines and a variety of gifts, gourmet cheeses, chocolates and foods. Stop in for a tasting experience at one of their two locations. Exceptional family entertainment can be found at one of the many indoor fun centers, escape rooms, or arcades throughout the area. Test your strength and balance skills at Rocksport Indoor Climbing Center or your bouncing acumen at Sky Zone Trampoline Center. The Fun Spot and Adventure Family Fun Center both feature a variety of fun amusements for kids to include roller skating, laser tag, go-karts and mini golf. Or try a competitive round of bowling with friends and family at Lake George Lanes & Games. Lanes are open daily and the evening transforms the bowling center into party central with glowing black lights, special effect lighting, and a state of the art sound system.
So what are you waiting for? Chase away those winter blues and put a lively spring in your step with a visit to the Lake George Area in New York’s Adirondacks!
The Lake George Area continues to monitor public health advisories, policies and protocols in an effort to ensure visitors’ health and well-being. Your safety is our top priority!