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Did You Know? Fun Facts About Queensbury, NY

What do you know about Queensbury? Find out with this quick run down on fun facts and figures, historical significance, attractions, and shopping.

Facts & Figures:

  • Queensbury signApproximately 65 square miles: largest municipality in Warren County
  • About 30,000 people: largest population in Warren County
  • Gateway to the Adirondack Region: first municipality to be a part of the Adirondack Park and be accessed by the Northway
  • Transportation facilities: Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, Greater Glens Falls Transit (GGFT)

Historical Significance:

  • First settled in 1762: it is Warren County's oldest community
  • Historically Significant Sites:
    • Blind Rock: infamous French/ British boundary marker prior to the French & Indian War
    • Old Military Road: used by thousands of soliders during the French & Indian War and the Revolutionary War
    • Halfway Brook: site of several fortifications during the French & Indian War, including Fort Amherst
    • Colonel Williams Grave: site where Colonel Ephriam Williams, a patriot soldier who served in the French & Indian War, died during the Early Morning Scout skirmish that also took the life of Chief King Hendricks as part of the Battle of Lake George
    • Old Quaker Burying Ground: burial ground for Queensbury's first Quaker settlers


  • Golf courses: Hiland Golf Club, Bay Meadows Golf Club, Queensbury Country Club
  • Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor
  • West Mountain Ski Area
  • RockSport Indoor Climbing Gym and Outdoor Guide Service
  • Glen Drive-In Theatre
  • The Fun Spot
  • Adirondack Sports Complex "The Dome": facility for indoor sports and activities
  • Mountain Biking/Hiking Trails: Feeder Canal, Warren County, Gurney Lane, Rush Pond Trail
  • Public Launch Sites: canoe and kayak launch sites on Lake George, Glen Lake, and the Hudson River
  • Park and Recreation Facilities: Gurney Lane Swimming Pool, Hovey Pond Park, Hudson Pointe Nature Preserve, Jenkinsville Park, Queensbury School District
  • Education: home to Queensbury Union Free School District and SUNY Adirondack
  • Seasonal: Adirondack Balloon Festival


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