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.

Hudson Pointe Nature Preserve

83-acre nature preserve along the Hudson River, fishing access. Over 2 miles marked trails for walking, hiking, mountain biking; snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Leashed dogs are welcome. Camping, swimming, motorized vehicles are prohibited.

Darlings Ford at Lake George Wild Forest

Picnic tables, nature observation.

Freedom Park

The perfect park for children with a variety of physical abilities! Freedom Park is a barrier-free playground, making it accessible to those with disabilities. The playground has swings, slides, a sand table, and climbing structures. There are picnic tables and a portable restroom at the park. No pets please.    

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.

Queensbury Land Conservancy

Maintaining natural treasures in the Greater Queensbury - Glens Falls region is the goal of the QLC.Walking, hiking, wildlife observation, snowshoeing; parking.

West End Park

Basketball, youth baseball field, playground, picnic tables and shelter. Leashed dogs are welcome.

Gurney Lane Recreation Area

A medley of easy trails meander through a snowy forest.

Montcalm St 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.

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.

Feeder Canal

Beginning of historic 9 mile towpath trail and waterway at Feeder Dam/Overlook Park at Richardson Street and Haviland Avenue. Listed on New York State and National Register of Historic Places, National Recreation Trail system. A Path Through History attraction. Maintained by the Feeder Canal Alliance. Walk, bike, paddle, cross-country skiing, snowshoe, car-top launch, parking.

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.

Lens Lake

Picnic.