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.

Overlook Park

Overlook Park

Access the Feeder Canal from Overlook Park! Overlook Park is a public recreation area on the Feeder Canal. It marks the beginning of the Feeder Canal Towpath Trail, a nine-mile walking, biking, and winter sports trail.

Murray Street Park

Basketball, playground, softball, tennis, picnic.

Stony Creek Recreation Field

Swim, picnic, playground.

Sagamore Street Park

Basketball, playground, tennis, picnic.

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.

Lake George Watershed Birding

Wetlands can be explored by boat or trail. At Bolton Landing and Rogers Rock, look for Waterfowl, Peregrine Falcons, American Bittern and Swans. To the south, explore the wetlands of Lake George at Dunham, Harris and Warner Bays.

Gurney Lane Recreation Area

A four-season recreation park in Queensbury.

Warren County Nature Trails

Warren County Nature Trail & Nordic Ski System

Easy-to-expert hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing trails on the banks of the Hudson River.

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.

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.

Morry Stein Park & Beach at Echo Lake

Cool off in Echo Lake at Morry Stein Park & Beach! Morry Stein Park & Beach offers a swimming beach staffed by lifeguards throughout the summer, a pavilion available for reservation, picnic tables, playground equipment, and a basketball net. Please, no swimming without a lifeguard! Reserve the pavilion through the Warrensburg Town Hall.  

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.