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Best Things to Do With Dad for Father's Day in Glens Falls, NY

From golf to beer to ice cream to hiking and history - check out the best things to do for Father's Day in Glens Falls! Bring him out on June 16, 2024, or plan fun outings all weekend long.

Head Out for a Round of Golf or Mini Golf

sign for top of the world golf resort on the left, kid playing mini golf at the fun spot on the right

If you've got a golfing dad, you may already know about the golf courses near Glens Falls. We recommend Top of the World Golf Course in Lake George, known for its challenging but fun course, and stunning scenery.

Even if your dad can't tell the difference between a driver and an iron, he'll love putting around a mini golf course with his children! Lake George is known for its many mini golf courses, but if you have young kids in your group, we suggest The Fun Spot.

See golf courses in Queensbury >>

Enjoy Sweet Treats Together at Your Favorite Ice Cream Spot

sprinkles ice cream shoppe menu on the left, ice cream with kid and wooden train in background on the right

Sprinkles Ice Cream Shoppe in Queensbury is an obvious go-to for families, especially since they have a wooden play train for kids. You'll be blown away by their extensive variety of flavors from Banana Cream Pie to Cotton Candy to Northern Lights and more.

They also have soft serve, sundaes, popsicles, cookie sandwiches, and a selection of toppings to choose from.

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Embark on a Day Trip to Fort Ticonderoga

view and sign from fort ticonderoga, soldiers, and kings garden

Fort Ticonderoga is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes from Glens Falls, and well worth the drive! Your dad doesn't need to be a history buff to be able to appreciate the gorgeous views of Lake Champlain, all the flowers and plants blooming in the lush King's Garden, not to mention the exhibits and reenactors.

Plan to enjoy the full experience, complete with a 75-minute boat cruise on the Carillon, and a stop at Mount Defiance before you head back home - Fort Ticonderoga guests get to drive up and take in a bird's-eye view of the military landscape for free.

Bonus tip: On Saturday of Father's Day Weekend for 2024, the Fort is hosting a Living History Event: Scots Day.

Take a Hike With Dad on Local Trails or a Mountain

trail sign for buck summit, shelving rock, sleeping beauty, etc.

Bring your dad on a local hike to experience one or more of the many amazing trails we have in the area. As Father's Day falls on the cusp between spring and summer, you may get lucky and enjoy solidly sunny weather without super high temps.

We suggest one of the following:

Not up for a hike? See our favorite walking paths >>

Treat Your Dad to a Glass of Locally Brewed Beer

mean max glass of beer

Breweries abound in and near Glens Falls, so if you have a hops-loving dad to celebrate in your family, buy him what he wants: a glass of a beer. Mean Max Brew Works in downtown Glens Falls is a great choice for a variety of rotating beers and friendly servers.

You could also check out Davidson Brothers Brewpub, Cooper's Cave Ale Company, or Common Roots Brewing in South Glens Falls.

See more breweries, wineries, and distilleries >>

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Break Out the Fishing Rods, Pick Up Some Bait & Go Fishing

dad and daughter fish, he's wearing a shirt that says daddy pig with a pig

We can't forget about the angler dads! Find a fishing spot on Lake George, at Moreau Lake State Park, or on the Battenkill or other nearby lakes and rivers. Don't forget to make sure you're all equipped with your fishing license - unless you're 15 or younger, and then you're good!

View great paddling spots for kayaking or canoeing >>

However you decide to plan your time with Dad in Glens Falls, know that the best gift you can give him is your time. You'll both love exploring the local area together!

But buy him a gift, too >>

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