10 Best Things To Do In Queensbury, New York

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Located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in Warren County on the shores of Lake George, Queensbury NY was once a popular hunting and fishing area for the Iroquois. Today, Queensbury continues to offer a tremendous amount of recreation opportunities for people of all ages. The town is noted for its amusement parks, golf courses, downhill and cross-country ski trails. The Warren County Bike Path runs from Lake George through Queensbury to Glens Falls and is a gem of the area. The many local lakes, like Glen Lake, offer easy access to water for swimming, canoeing, and boating. Read on to learn more about the best things to do in the area!

1. The Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom

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There are a lot of amazing activities to enjoy while at the Great Escape. From pulse pounding roller coaster rides to dipping into the Splashwater Kingdom to just watching the cool entertaining shows to simply enjoying the sumptuous food at their different restaurants or shopping for great souvenirs in their souvenir shops. Family and friends can even have an overnight stay at the Lodge and Indoor Water Park where children can enjoy their own privacy with the Klub Moose Suite, which has bunk beds and their own TV.

The Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom

Address: 89 Six Flags Dr. 12804-6215 Queensbury, NY

Website: The Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom

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2. Pirates Cove Adventure Golf

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Pirates Cove Adventure was voted as one of the “Best Miniature Golf Courses in the Capital Region” in Queensbury. A place where you can learn the adventures of the rowdiest pirates that ever lived while putting your way through a backdrop of meandering streams, cascading waterfalls, marauding buccaneers and manicured landscaping. There is also a full-scale pirate ship where you can play, but watch out for troublesome pirates hanging on the rigging overhead. It is also ideal for family gatherings and group fun.

Pirates Cove Adventure Golf

Address: Pirate’s Cove 1089 Route 9, 12804 Queensbury NY

Website: Pirates Cove Adventure Golf

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3. Adirondack Balloon Festival

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This nationally acclaimed four-day event is completely free of charge and has been named one of the top 100 events in North America. Mark your calendar this coming September 22 to 25, 2017, book a balloon ride in advance and witness balloon pilots and enthusiasts from all over the world get together and participate in this amazing event!

Adirondack Balloon Festival

Address: 18 River St, 12804-4045 Queensbury, NY

Website: Adirondack Balloon Festival

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4. West Mountain Ski Resort

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Are you a skier or snowboarder? Would like to learn how to do that? Then it’s time to visit the West Mountain Ski Resort. It offers mountain lodging and dining. This is the perfect location for winter outdoor enthusiasts, no matter what level of skier or snowboarder you are. There are lessons and rentals accessible in the ski school adjacent to the base lodge.

West Mountain Ski Resort

Address: 59 W Mountain Rd, 12804-8393 Queensbury, NY

Website: West Mountain Ski Resort

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5. Glen Drive In Theater

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SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME Playing TONIGHT thru Thursday (July 2nd-4th)!! Visit our website at www.glendriveintheater.com for more info!

Posted by Glen Twin Drive In on Tuesday, July 2, 2019

This is a drive in theater where you can watch a movie from the comfort of your vehicle, bringing your own comfy chair or just laying back at the back of your car while having your favorite popcorn or sipping your favorite drink. It all started way back in 1958. This drive-in theater shows double features, meaning you pay one admission and you can enjoy up to two movies.

Glen Drive In Theater

Address: 983 State Route 9, 12804-1368 Queensbury, NY

Website: Glen Drive In Theater

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6. Springbrook Hollow Farm Distillery

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How do you like them apples! • Adirondack Apple Whiskey • Apple Moonshine

Posted by Springbrook Hollow Farm Distillery on Thursday, October 7, 2021

This is one of the most famous farm distilleries in town, nestled in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. They produce hand crafted, high-quality spirits using New York State grains in a natural and innovative process. The wooden pipelines that delivered the precious water to the farmers are on display in their tasting room.

Springbrook Hollow Farm Distillery

Address: 133 Clements Rd, 12804-6751 Queensbury, NY

Facebook page: Springbrook Hollow Farm Distillery

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7. Glenwood Manor Antiques & More

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Glenwood Manor Antiques & More strives to be an active part of our local community. That means giving back and showing...

Posted by Glenwood Manor Antiques & More on Monday, May 9, 2022

Glenwood Manor Antiques & More is a beautiful Georgian Mansion with 34 rooms and 28 antique dealers with offerings ranging from vintage antiques to modern collectibles. This is one of the biggest and number one antique shops in Queensberry since it has a lot of rooms and things you’ll love to see. They are also awarded 2017 Best of the Region.

Glenwood Manor Antiques & More

Address: 60 Glenwood Ave, 12804-1745 Queensbury, NY

Facebook page: Glenwood Manor Antiques & More

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8. Rush Pond Trail

If you are looking for a place where you can do your outdoor recreation all four seasons, with mountain biking, running, and biking in the warmer months and snowshoeing and cross country skiing in the winter, then this is the place for you. In the fall, stroll through one of Queensbury’s parks, or grab a backpack and hike along the popular Rush Pond Trail and take in the stunning kaleidoscope of colors.

Rush Pond Trail (nature)

Address: 742 Bay Rd. 12804 Queensbury, NY

Website: Rush Pond Trail

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9. The Fun Spot

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Anyone else over this cold weather and ready to drive go-karts again? #ComeOnSpring

Posted by The Fun Spot on Saturday, January 29, 2022

This family park offers a lot of activities that everyone can enjoy, from the best mini golf, go karts, laser tag, ninja challenge course, and roller skating to the celebration of birthday parties. The place is a kids’ indoor playground that provides fun adventure attractions not only for kids but also for the whole family. No need to worry since they maintain a safe, clean and well-supervised environment.

The Fun Spot

Address: Just South of Lake George, New York: 1035 State Route 9, 12804 Queensbury, NY

Website: The Fun Spot

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10. Hudson River Park

The 18-hectare (44-acre) Hudson River Park was established in 1998. It has a 10-kilometer (6-mile) stretch of the Hudson River with swimming prohibited. It is open seasonally from April to October during daylight hours. It has a basketball court, two pickle ball courts, a softball field, portable rest rooms, a picnic shelter with a cooking grill, a fishing dock, and a playground.

Hudson River Park

Address: 450 Big Boom Road, 12804 Queensbury, NY

Website: Hudson River Park

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Queensbury: A good place to visit!

The town is noted for its amusement parks, golf courses, downhill cross-country ski trails and, of course, the brewery. A great place to visit!

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