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.

Haviland's Cove Park

Haviland Cove Park

You can enjoy the open park land, take a swim and play on the beach; bring a picnic, playground, and softball field. There is a picnic/barbecue pavilion available, fee applies; also showers.

Rush Pond

Rush Pond Trail

This byway is a link between the Gurney Lane Recreation Area, neighborhoods within the Aviation Road corridor and the Queensbury School campus trail system. There are three hand-constructed bridges along the trail, the largest offering scenic views of the wetlands and stream life. 2.6 miles of crushed stone/double-track trails feature a matrix of unmarked singletrack trails to explore. Be sure to bring your pupper along on a leash.

Amy's Park

Amy's Park

There are four hiking trails for passive recreation, exploration, education and two water access points. The park includes lookout areas where you can view the active beaver pond and its resident wildlife, as well as a view of Lake George. You can hike the perimeter of the Park via the yellow trail to the red trail to the north pond on the blue trail; go south from the blue trail to the orange trail to the parking lot.

The Pinnacle

The Pinnacle

Find fantastic views of Lake George from the summit of the Pinnacle! The Pinnacle, a 73-acre preserve, is a hiking trail five minutes outside of Bolton Landing maintained by the Lake George Land Conservancy.

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.

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.

Hudson River Park

Hudson River Park

Enjoy the Hudson in Queensbury at Hudson River Park! Hudson River Park is a 44 acre park offering access to a six mile stretch of the Hudson River. It's perfect for all manner of water activities. The park has a boat launch, playground, basketball court, softball field, picnic shelter, two pickleball courts, restrooms, and more!

Warrensburg Recreation Field

Have some fun in the town of Warrensburg! The Warrensburg Recreation is a four-season park in the town of Warrensburg. The park offers athletic fields, tennis courts, a playground, basketball courts, and more. Winter fun includes cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and a toboggan run. Contact the Warrensburg Town Office to reserve the pavilion.

Terzian Woodlot

Terzian Woodlot is nice for families and their leashed dogs to enjoy. The easy-moderate trails, with some steep climbs, are used for birding, hiking, and snowshoeing. Some of LGLC trails connect with the Silver Bay YMCA trails.

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.

Peggy's Point

Peggy's Point

This beautiful park with 315 feet of Lake George shoreline was donated to the Lake George Land Conservancy in 2005 by Margaret "Peggy" A. Darrin. This is a great spot for fishing in Lake George, picnicking on the grass, or simply wandering outdoors. Sprawling lawns make the park an excellent place to relax in the sun. Towering birches and a gazebo offer plenty of shade for young visitors.

First Wilderness

First Wilderness Heritage Corridor

Explore the First Wilderness Heritage Corridor by rail, river or road. The communities along this river and rail corridor are abundant with historical, recreational and cultural activities.