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

Need some help deciding what to do in the Glens Falls area 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!

And if you're up for a scenic winter drive, there are dozens of family-friendly carnivals and festivals throughout the Adirondacks.

Try Your Hand at Snowshoeing

close up of snowshoes

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.

Drive a Go Kart - Indoors! (And Check Out Laser Tag, a Rock Wall & More)

close up of go karts

What could be more fun than driving a go kart inside? Adventure Family Fun Center in Queensbury offers this thrilling experience with their indoor go kart track. Stop by this winter, and see what else they provide with a laser tag area, rock wall, arcade, bumper cars, and more activities.

Educate Yourself & Your Family at These Worthwhile Cultural Attractions

a painting on the wall at a museum

The Glens Falls region is a hotspot for the arts, featuring everything from a plethora of local museums (including an awesome kids museum) to several performing arts venues. Winter is the perfect time to discover the rich culture and history of our fascinating area.

Bring Out Your Inner Artist at Sip & Canvas

group of people holding up paintings

Speaking of the arts, one of the most fun ways you can unleash your creative side is by attending a paint and sip class. In downtown Glens Falls, you'll find Sip & Canvas, a popular paint and sip venue open year round. No experience is necessary to have a good time, and there are classes for both younger and older painters. Take a look at their online calendar, and pick a painting workshop that appeals to you!

Find even more indoor activities in the area »

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