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.

Montcalm Street Park

The park offers multiple playgrounds for children, 2 basketball courts and field space. It is located in a neighborhood in the city of Glens Falls, NY. Pack a lunch to enjoy on the picnic tables in the pavilion.

Hackensack Mountain Park

Hackensack is a small mountain located right in the heart of Warrensburg.  It has a rich history, with many of the historic buildings in the hamlet having been built with rock quarried on the mountain.  Its name is derived from an Algonquin word meaning “where two rivers come together”, and those who make the climb to the peak are rewarded with a panoramic view of not only the hamlet, but also the confluence of the Hudson and Schroon Rivers.  A series of trails loop up the peak

Hudson Pointe Nature Preserve

Explore the forest at Hudson Pointe Nature Preserve! The Hudson Pointe Nature Preserve is an 83 acre preserve along the banks of the Hudson River in Queensbury. It includes a 2.6-mile system of marked trails with scenic views of the Hudson for walking, hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. There is an inter-looping single track course. Anglers can fish in the Hudson River.

Gurney Lane

Gurney Lane Recreation Area

A four-season recreation park in Queensbury.

Murray Street Park

Basketball, playground, softball, tennis, picnic.

Lake George Skate Plaza

Streetscape-style park with grind, taco and banks. Helmets required for all skaters 12 and under and they must be accompanied by an adult. Skateboards and inline skates only. Pets, bicycles, and BMX-style bikes are prohibited.

Frederick H. Flynn Memorial Park

Along the Schroon River, picnic tables and gazebo.

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.

Usher Park

Usher Park

Relax on the beach only minutes from Lake George Village at Usher Park! Facilities at the park include two pavilions (a large one for groups of 40-150, and a small one for groups under 40), picnic tables, playground equipment, a tennis court, a basketball court and a beach. Beach is available when lifeguards are on duty, which is during the summer season.

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.

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.

Stony Creek Recreation Field

Swim, picnic, playground.