The town of Queensbury, located conveniently off Northway (I-87) Exits 18-20, is home to several popular restaurants, attractions, shops and lodging in the Lake George Region — not to mention the town’s recreational hiking, biking and cross-country trails. An excellent year-round destination, you’ll find something to do in every season.

In Queensbury there is a variety of lodging options, six golf courses, seven parks, big brand stores, unique boutiques, a mall, outlet center, antique shops, restaurants, RV Parks, car dealers, supermarkets, and so much more.

It’s also home to events like the annual Adirondack Hot Air Balloon Festival at the Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport every September.

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Here’s a sampling of places to visit in Queensbury:

  • Aviation Mall
  • Bike Path
  • Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport
  • Glen Lake — great canoe and kayak site
  • Hiking and Cross-Country Ski Trails
  • Historical sites from the French & Indian War (1754-1763)
  • Martha’s Dandee Creme
  • Six Flags Great Escape Theme Park & Lodge
  • Lake George (Southeast side)
  • Lake George Factory Outlets
  • Rocksport Indoor Climbing Gym
  • Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Center
  • West Mountain Ski Center

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Outdoor recreation in Queensbury:

Click here to visit Queensbury’s Parks and Recreation Website.

 

Gurney Lane Recreation Area

118 Gurney Lane Road, Queensbury

This Queensbury park offers opportunities to enjoy the outdoors all year long. Over 13 miles of mountain biking trails from easy to difficult offer fun and challenging obstacles like hills, uneven terrain, rocks, and stumps. There are 4 miles of casual hiking nature trails and another mile of easy family hiking trails that are well-maintained for the use of strollers and wagons. All trails can be used for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing as well.

This park offers 150+ acres for recreation, including a 6,200-sq. ft. outdoor swimming pool with 1-meter diving well and slide. The newly expanded Gurney Lane Mountain Bike Park provides over 13 miles of single- and double-track trails. Find us on TrailHub.org

Summer 2018 Pool Schedule:
June 21 (ESTD/TBD)-Sept. 3, 2018
June 25-August 17, daily 1:20-7 pm
Weekends and Holidays: Noon-7 pm (including 6/23-24 and 8/18-19)
Regular Season Hours: 6/25-8/17: 1:20-7 pm, by admission
Post-Season Hours: 8/20-9/3: 11 am-6 pm, by admissionSwimming Lessons…
Daily Admission Rates:
Children age 4 & under: FREE
Ages 5-59: $5.00
Seniors 60+: FREE

Feeder Canal

82 Haviland Ave., Queensbury
This 5-acre park is made possible by an agreement between Erie Blvd. Hydropower, The Feeder Canal Alliance and the Town of Queensbury. The department maintains this park which allows access to the 7-mile trail from Feeder Dam to the Old Champlain Canal. We encourage leashed dogs; however, dogs MUST be under the control of the owner AT ALL TIMES!

OPEN: During day-light hours
AMENITIES:
Access to the Feeder Canal tow path
Picnic tables
Park benches
Picnic shelter
Canal/River access for canoes/kayaks
Parking area
Walking and Biking trail

Freedom Park

71 Glenwood Ave., Queensbury
Barrier-free play area that was the first of its kind in this area, great for children with a variety of physical abilities. The park project was a coordinated effort between the Glens Falls Kimwanis and the Glens Falls Indepdent Living Center. Cost of construction was funded by donations. NO PETS PLEASE.

OPEN: Seasonally,(April-Nov.) during day-light hours
AMENITIES:
6,200-sq. ft. handicap accessible playground
– swings
– slides
– sand table
– climbing structures, etc.
Picnic tables
Portable rest room – seasonally
Parking off Glenwood Ave.

Glen Lake Canoe Launch

290 Glen Lake Road, Queensbury
This half-acre park is located adjacent to the Docksider Restaurant. Parking is limited. Trailers of any kind/size and swimming are prohibited. No motorized boats. We encourage leashed dogs; however, dogs MUST be under the control of the owner AT ALL TIMES!

OPEN: Seasonally, during day-light hours
AMENITIES:
Free boat launch site for canoes and car-top boats
Picnic tables
Portable rest room
Fishing dock
Parking area off Glen Lake Road
Canoe/Kayak storage rack — apply for permit

Hovey Pond Park

25 Lafayette St., Queensbury
This 10-acre urban park is located between Lafayette Street and Glenwood Avenue and offers many opportunities for active and passive recreation. We encourage leashed dogs; however, dogs MUST be under the control of the owner AT ALL TIMES!
OPEN: Daily, during day-light hours
AMENITIES:
Walking path around 4-acre pond – (3.5 laps = 1 mile)
Picnic tables
Portable rest room
Beautiful floral gardens built and maintained by the Friends of Hovey Pond
Handicapped fishing dock
Marshland walkway/observation decks with wetland education signs
Play area
Park benches throughout
Parking off Lafayette Street

Hudson Pointe Nature Preserve 

  Hudson Pointe Blvd., Queensbury
This 83-acre nature preserve was acquired and built by the Open Space Institute. Part of the Hudson Pointe Development, it offers a series of marked trails with scenic views of the Hudson River. Camping, swimming, motorized vehicles prohibited. We encourage leashed dogs; however, dogs MUST be under the control of the owner AT ALL TIMES!

OPEN: Daily, during day-light hours
AMENITIES:
Walking, hiking and mountain biking trails
Skiing and snowshoeing during winter

Hudson River Park

450 Big Boom Road, Queensbury
This 44-acre was donated by Carl and Barbara DeSantis and offers access to a 6-mile stretch of the Hudson River. Swimming prohibited. We encourage leashed dogs; however, dogs MUST be under the control of the owner AT ALL TIMES!This 83-acre nature preserve was acquired and built by the Open Space Institute. Part of the Hudson Pointe Development, it offers a series of marked trails with scenic views of the Hudson River. Camping, swimming, motorized vehicles prohibited. We encourage leashed dogs; however, dogs MUST be under the control of the owner AT ALL TIMES!

OPEN: Daily, during day-light hours
AMENITIES:
Walking, hiking and mountain biking trails
Skiing and snowshoeing during winter

Ridge/Jenkinsville Park

133 Jenkinsville Road, Queensbury
This 80-acre park is home to a variety of sports leagues that service adult softball leagues as well as youth soccer and lacrosse club teams. We encourage leashed dogs; however, dogs MUST be under the control of the owner AT ALL TIMES! No pets allowed on the athletic fields. Golfing is prohibited on athletic fields.

OPEN: Daily during day-light hours
AMENITIES:
Four-field softball complex
Four multi-sport athletic fields
Basketball court
Eight(8) pickle ball courts
Picnic tables
Picnic shelter
Bathrooms available during supervised activities
Playground
Concession/vending areas
Walking track (around softball field)
Portable rest room – seasonally

Meadowbrook Preserve

306 Meadowbrook Road, Queensbury
This 54-acre preserve provides a wonderful 1.75-mile trail system beginning in the meadow and looping through the woods and back into the meadow. Along the trail, twelve nature education signs will share habitat information for preserve visitors (signs provided by Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District). No motorized vehicles permitted. Carry in/ Carry out facility. We encourage leashed dogs; however, dogs MUST be under the control of the owner AT ALL TIMES!

OPEN: Daily during day-light hours
AMENITIES:
Nature education signs
1.75-mile marked trail
Parking area
Walking, hiking, and mountain biking
Snowshoeing during winter

Rush Pond Trail 

West Mountain Road/Fox Farm, Queensbury

  Rush Pond Trail is a 2.6-mile long pathway through the heart of the Rush Pond wetlands and is the culmination of over ten years of work by Councilman John Strough. This byway is a link between the Gurney Lane Recreation Area, neighborhoods within the Aviation Road corridor and the Queensbury School campus trail system. There are three hand-constructed bridges along the trail, the largest offering scenic views of the wetlands and stream life. Camping, swimming, motorized vehicles prohibited. Leashed dogs are welcome.

OPEN: Daily during day-light hours
AMENITIES:
Walking, hiking, and mountain biking trails
Skiing and snowshoeing in winter
North Parking at the intersection of West Mountain Road and Gurney Lane
South Parking on Fox Farm Road next to the SEMO building
Secondary parking lot off West Mountain Road

West End Park

117 Luzerne Road, Queensbury
This 3-acre park is available for a variety of recreation activities. We encourage leashed dogs; however, dogs MUST be under the control of the owner AT ALL TIMES!

OPEN: Seasonally (April-November) during day-light hours
AMENITIES:
Youth baseball field
Basketball court
Picnic tables
Picnic shelter
Playground
Portable rest room – seasonally

For more information on biking trails in Queensbury NY and Warren County, call Queensbury Parks & Recreation at (518) 761-8216 or visit www.bikewarrenco.org.