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From Outdoor Recreation to Indoor Activities: Winter is Fun for Everyone in Glens Falls!

Get Great Ideas on Thrilling Things to Do This Season

Need some help deciding what to do in the Glens Falls region during the winter season? Here are some of the most popular family-friendly indoor and outdoor activities offered in Glens Falls and the surrounding area.

Attend Winter Carnivals & Festivals

an ATV and people on the ice

One of the most popular events of the season is the Lake George Winter Carnival. This fun event takes place every weekend in February, so you have several chances to check it out. Presuming the lake has frozen over, guests can walk right on Lake George!

Check out more winter carnivals and annual events in the Adirondacks »

Try Your Hand at Snowshoeing

close up of person strapping on snowshoesPhoto credit: SaratogaPhotographer.com

Ah, snowshoeing - the winter activity that is usually tossed aside in favor of skiing or snowboarding. But don't discount snowshoeing!

It's a lot of fun and great exercise for every member of the family, and you can often snowshoe on regular hiking trails or cross-country skiing trails. It's an easy way to get outdoors with the family without necessarily committing to an all-day ski trip.

View a map of snowshoe trails in Cole's Woods »

Check out Natural Stone Bridge & Caves Park for snowshoe tours »

Hit the Hills for Sledding & Snow Tubing

man going down a hill in a tube

Kids and kids at heart alike love sledding and snow tubing! Grab your sled, toboggan, saucer, or tube and head for the hills.

Try the sledding hill at Crandall Park »

Experience the tubing park at West Mountain »

Browse more places to go tubing »

Splish & Splash at an Indoor Water Park

a family getting soaked at a water park

Who says you can't wear a bathing suit in the winter? Escape the cold weather and enjoy a day floating down the lazy river, riding water slides, and relaxing in the pool at the Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Water Park. This indoor water park is open year-round.

Find out more about the water park »

Play Laser Tag, Roller Skate & Test Your Arcade Skills

boy playing laer tag

The Fun Spot on Route 9 in Queensbury packs multiple attractions into one incredible facility! Grab a group and compete in the multi-level laser tag arena, strap on roller skates or roller blades and do laps around the rink while you listen to today's top songs, and play arcade games for your chance to win great prizes. Don't forget to stop back in the summer for mini-golf and go karts!

Get more info on laser tag at The Fun Spot »

Educate Yourself & Your Family at These Worthwhile Cultural Attractions

a painting on the wall at a museum

A Midsummer Night's Dream VI by Tim Rollins and K.O.S., exhibited at The Hyde in January 2020

The Glens Falls region is a hotspot for the arts, featuring everything from a plethora of local museums, including a kids museum, to several performing arts venues. Winter is the perfect time to dive into the cultural attractions our area has to offer!

See what's currently exhibited at The Hyde »

Find even more indoor activities in the area »

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