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 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!

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.

Haviland's Cove Park

Haviland's 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.

Pharoah Lake Wilderness

Pharaoh Lake Wilderness

Explore the Adirondack wilderness around Pharaoh Lake! This 46,283-acre wilderness includes an abundance of lakes, ponds, streams, mountains, and hiking trails that are open to the public. The over 70 miles of hiking trails range from easy to difficult. Pharaoh Mountain, the highest mountain in the preserve, is found on the shores of Pharaoh Lake, the largest lake in the preserve. These trails are great for snowshoeing.

Hovey Pond Park

Hovey Pond Park

Relax or walk around the pond at Hovey Pond Park! Hovey Pond Park is a great place to get some exercise and enjoy the sun. Resting quietly between the main roads through Queensbury, this small but beautiful four-acre pond contains a variety of fish -- from surprisingly big bass and pike, to trout and panfish. Walk around four-acre pond on the walking path, explore the marshland walkway, and use the observation decks.

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.

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.

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.

Crandall Park

Crandall Park

One of the best places to relax in the Lake George Area! Crandall Park has it all. Play on the playground, softball, soccer fields, basketball courts, and tennis courts. Take a walk or a hike on the trails, or enjoy a picnic lunch in the sunshine!

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'.

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.

Warren County Fish Hatchery

Warren County Fish Hatchery

Learn about native fish at the Warren County Fish Hatchery! The Warren County Fish Hatchery consists of 38 acres along the Hudson River located in Warrensburg. The hatchery raises domestic brook trout, rainbow trout landlocked Atlantic salmon, and heritage brook trout. The fish raised here provide improved sport fishing throughout Warren County waters.