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.

Frederick H. Flynn Memorial Park

Along the Schroon River, picnic tables and gazebo.

Shepard Park Beach

Shepard Park

Bring your beach towel, a picnic lunch, and plenty of sunscreen, because you're not going to want to leave Shepard Park! Shepard Park Beach is conveniently located in the heart of Lake George Village.

Glens Falls City Park

Glens Falls City Park

Relax in the sun at the Glens Falls City Park! The Glens Falls City Park in downtown Glens Falls is a great place to attend events, local concerts, and more. Bring a picnic lunch. Dogs are welcome.

Lake George Recreation Park

Lake George Recreation Park

Get outside and have some fun at the Lake George Recreation Park! There's a ton to do at the Lake George Recreation Park! Enjoy baseball, softball, and soccer fields by reservation. There are also basketball courts and a dog park available for use.

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.

Queensbury Land Conservancy

Queensbury Land Conservancy

Take a walk in the woods on Queensbury Land Conservancy trails! The goal of the Queensbury Land Conservancy is to maintain natural treasures in the greater Queensbury-Glens Falls region. We work to conserve open space throughout the greater Queensbury area only minutes from suburban neighborhoods and shopping centers.

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.

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.    

Warren County Bikeway

Warren County Bikeway

The Warren County Bikeway makes a family bike ride easy! The bikeway begins at Platt Street in downtown Glens Falls and continues north along rolling hills to Fort George Road in Lake George.

Up Yonda Farm Environmental Education Center

Up Yonda Farm Environmental Education Center

72 acres of Adirondack fun in Bolton Landing! Up Yonda Farm is an educational museum that specializes in teaching kids about the Adirondacks. The museum features wildlife exhibits of native mammals and birds such as bears, bobcats, fishers, and porcupines. Hands on children's exhibits feature archaeology digs and touch tables.

Garnet Mine Tours

Fun for all ages ~ treasure hunting in the garnet mines! Starting at the Gore Mountain Mineral Shop you follow a tour guide, in your own car, to the site of the Garnet Mines. Your tour guide will share the history and geology of the Garnet Mine and demonstrate how you will find your own garnet gemstones, large garnet crystal faces and beautiful, museum-quality mineral specimens. You will visit the # 1 open pit where you can collect your own garnets.

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.