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Explore Queensbury Parks for Preserves, Playgrounds, Picnic Spots & More

Check Out 10 Parks in Queensbury, NY

Queensbury parks have everything you're looking for! Hear the gentle sound of trees rustling above as you walk down a nature path, watch the satisfying sight of your children smiling and playing on a swing set, or sink your teeth into a homemade sandwich as you rest on a bench looking out at a canal or pond.

Feeder Canal Park

great blue heron on rock in water

Feeder Canal Park serves as the start of the Glens Falls Feeder Canal Trail, and is one of several places where you can park if you're planning on embarking on the nine-mile trail. Hop on the trail or hang out at this five-acre park checking out the historic canal and making use of picnic tables and benches.

Meadowbrook Preserve

small dock, water, forest

You'll find a 1.75-mile trail system in the 44-acre Meadowbrook Preserve that is open for hiking, biking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. Check out 11 informative signs about the plants and animals of the preserve on the trails, and make sure to keep an eye out for the spot pictured above where you can see Halway Brook from the outer red trail.

West End Park

toddler running towards a playground

Three-acre West End Park features a playground, picnic tables under a shelter, a large field, and basketball courts. Portable restrooms are available seasonally. Bring the kids and rest on a bench in the shade or in the sun as you watch them slide and swing.

Hovey Pond Park

colored Adirondack chairs in park

As of July 2020 there is a new barrier-free playground at Hovey Pond Park, to replace the one that was removed at the former Freedom Park. This 10-acre park comprises a large fish-dwelling pond with observation decks and a walking path that goes through a marshland. There are also floral gardens seasonally, maintained by Friends of Hovey Pond. See if you can find a friendly rock garden!

Ridge/Jenkinsville Park

playground and trees in the fall

Ridge/Jenkinsville Park is 80 acres and contains several athletic fields, a basketball court, eight pickleball courts, picnic tables under a shelter, and a playground. This park serves adult softball leagues and youth soccer and lacrosse club teams.

Hudson Pointe Nature Preserve

Hudson Pointe Nature Preserve sign, another sign

The 83-acre Hudson Pointe Nature Preserve has trails for hiking, biking, and snowshoeing. The Hudson River provides ample fishing opportunities, and there are interpretive trail signs throughout the preserve dictating information about the area's wildlife and history.

Gurney Lane Recreation Area

Gurney Lane Bike Park sign on tree

Gurney Lane Recreation Area has a slew of year-round activities, with trails used for hiking, biking, fat biking, and snowshoeing; mountain biking is especially popular. There's also a pool, a playground, a basketball area, a recreation area, sledding and skating in the winter, adult and youth programs, and more at this 150+ acre park. The pool is by reservation only for summer 2020.

Hudson River Park

playground with people playing pickleball in the background

Tucked away in the western portion of Queensbury close to the Saratoga County line is Hudson River Park. This 44-acre park includes access to a six-mile stretch of the Hudson River, has a boat launch, a basketball court, a softball field, pickleball courts, a playground, a picnic table and grill, and restrooms.

Rush Pond Trail

Rush Pond Trail signs

The 2.6-mile Rush Pond Trail is a one-way trail connecting West Mountain Road and Fox Farm. It's used for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. The well-maintained trail consists of three bridges, including one that goes over a pond. Many small trails connect to Rush Pond Trail for more hiking opportunities.

Glen Lake Canoe Launch

canoe launch sign

The Glen Lake Canoe Launch is a cartop boat launch on Glen Lake located in a 1/2-acre park. There are picnic tables, a fishing dock, and a portable restroom on site.

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