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.

Hague Town Beach Park

Hague Town Beach Park

Swim in Lake George at Hague Town Beach Park! Swim in Lake George, lounge on the beach, or play on the playground at this public park! Guests to the park can also use the public boat launch for a small fee. Enjoy picnic areas and restrooms.

Lake George Watershed Birding

Wetlands can be explored by boat or trail. At Bolton Landing and Rogers Rock, look for Waterfowl, Peregrine Falcons, American Bittern and Swans. To the south, explore the wetlands of Lake George at Dunham, Harris and Warner Bays.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

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.

Gurney Lane

Gurney Lane Recreation Area

A four-season recreation park in Queensbury.

Battlefield Park in Lake George

Lake George Battlefield Park

American history on the shores of Lake George. This 35-acre park maintains important open space at the southern end of Lake George and preserves major French & Indian War and Revolutionary War battle sites. Battles between the Algonquin and Iroquois tribes and between England and American colonists were fought on this land.

Overlook Park

Overlook Park

Access the Feeder Canal from Overlook Park! Overlook Park is a public recreation area on the Feeder Canal. It marks the beginning of the Feeder Canal Towpath Trail, a nine-mile walking, biking, and winter sports trail.

Caroline Fish Memorial Trail

Caroline Fish Memorial Trail

Explore the Caroline Fish Memorial Trail with a hike or by bike! The Caroline Fish Memorial Trail offers 2.6 miles of off-road trail for biking and hiking. This multi-use trail offers a variety of terrain for varying skill levels of mountain biking, with an elevation gain and drop of 120'.

Van Dusen Preserve

Van Dusen Preserve

A well-marked nature preserve in Queensbury.

Rogers Memorial Park

Rogers Memorial Park

Swim and picnic at Rogers Memorial Park in Bolton Landing! Have fun in the sun at Rogers Memorial Park, a public park in the heart of Bolton Landing. Enjoy tennis courts, basketball, docks, picnic tables & grills, a playground, and a pavilion. The pier, public docks, and restrooms are recently renovated.

The Pinnacle

Lake George Land Conservancy Preserves & Trails

Hike gorgeous trails maintained by the Lake George Land Conservancy! The Lake George Land Conservancy is a not-for-profit group that aims to protect the waters of Lake George.

Hudson River Recreation Area

Hudson River Recreation Area

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 Avenue Park

Lake Avenue Park

Hideaway on the beach at Lake Avenue Park! Lake Avenue Park includes a small, hidden public beach on Lake George. Visitors to the park can swim and take advantage of a boat launch for cartop, non-motorized vessels. The beach includes a children's wading area, benches, interpretive plantings, and on-site parking.