Did You Know? Fun Facts About Queensbury, NY

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

Attractions:

  • Golf courses: Hiland Golf Club, Bay Meadows Golf Club, Queensbury Country Club
  • Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom
  • 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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