Sign in Queensbury NYTop Ten Reasons To Love Queensbury

1. Gateway to the Adirondack Region

Nestled beneath its majestic mountains and some of America's most scenic vistas, including beautiful Lake George, Queensbury is the gateway to the Adirondack Park

2. The North's Center For Health & Sports Enthusiasts

Home to West Mountain Ski Center, Rock Sport (rock climbing gym) and the Adirondack "Dome" facility, Queensbury offers great rock climbing and extreme sport experiences. The area offers mountain trails for hiking and biking. Trails include Prospect Mountain hiking trail, Feeder Canal hike / bike trail, Warren County hike / bike trail and a growing comprehensive network of multi-modal trails.

There are public launch sites for canoes and kayaks on Lake George, Glen Lake and the Hudson River for an array of water sport activities. You can fish, sunbathe, or just cruise in your boat and enjoy your surroundings. The Golf Digest says the area is second in the nation for total golf experience, So don't for get your clubs! There are also both indoor and public outdoor tennis facilities. Other park and recreation facilities include: Gurney Lane pool, pavilion and nature trails, Hovey Pond and nature trails (dog walk too), Hudson river boat launch and park, Jenkinsville baseball, softball, and soccer fields, Queensbury school athletic facilities: public tennis and more. Also rodeos and horseback riding, whitewater rafting AND MORE!

3. The North's Retail Shopping Pleasure Haven

Shop the Factory Outlets, Aviation Mall, Northway Plaza, Quaker Alley Automobile Dealers, Antique Dealers, AND MORE.

4. World Famed Theme Parks

  • The Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom
  • Magic Forest
  • Wild West Ranch

5. Rich & Exciting History

  • Home to the famous French and Indian war sites.
  • Fort William Henry and museum
  • Fort Edward and Rogers Island Visitor's center
  • Site of the Bloody Morning Scout ambush/ Ephraim Williams monument, Bloody Pond and Blind Rock.
  • Bolton Museum, Lake George Museum, Chapman Museum, Hyde Museum, Warren County Historical Society/Historical Collections, Fort Edward's Old Fort house Museum
  • Heart of the Native American trail system and Military Trail / Warpath Reenactments

6. Lodging & Dining Galore

  • Over 100 fine local hotels, motels, restaurants and dining facilities.

7. Fine Location & Transportation Facilities

  • Airport and hanger facilities
  • Municipal bus and trolley system
  • Major cities within a four hour auto drive: Albany, Boston, Montreal, New York City

8. Potential Development of Commercial & Industrial Sites

  • Airport Industrial Park, Warren Washington Industrial Park, Queensbury Industrial Park, Cary Industrial Park. Office, Commercial, Light Industrial, Heavy Industrial and multi-use zones.
  • Currently home to key medical device manufacturers.
  • Within the first sphere of influence to interstate linked technology park and GLOBALFOUNDARIES, the world's first full-service semiconductor foundry.

9. Popular Local Events

Saratoga Race track, Balloon Festival, Chile Contest, Albany Saratoga Speedway, LARAC arts and crafts festivals, Winter Classic Dog Show, Winter Ice festival, Adirondack Balloon Festival, Special Olympics, Polar Plunge, Memorial Day Parade, AHL Hockey, Elvis Festival, Americade, Car Shows AND MORE.

10. Top 10 Real Estate Buy

U.S. News and World report assessed the Town of Queensbury region as one of the nation's ten best housing markets in the next decade in terms of best home buys and appreciation.

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Regional Events

  • The Great Upstate Boat Show In Queensbury NY
    Dreaming of summer fun out on the water? Tubing, fishing, or simply cruising and enjoying your surroundings? Then get prepared for the 2017 boating season and visit the Great Upstate Boat Show!
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  • The 2017 Glens Falls Brewfest
    The Glens Falls Brewfest is a beer, wine, and cider tasting event that draws the best of the best local, regional, and national breweries, wineries, and cideries. This year the event will be held on April 1 and is conveniently located at the Queensbury Hotel!
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  • The Rotary 5K & Corporate Challenge
    Calling on all runners and walkers! The Glens Falls Rotary annually hosts a 5K road race in April each year. The race is held at the SUNY Adirondack campus on Bay Road in Queensbury, and the course is mostly flat and fast with just one small hill. This year the club has selected the Chapman Historical Museum and the Greater Glens Falls Senior Citizen Center to be the beneficiaries of the event.
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  • 7th Annual Winter Raptor Fest in Greenwich, NY
    Experience the wonder of flight when Friends of the IBA's 7th annual Winter Raptor Fest returns to the Washington County Fairgrounds on May 13 & 14. Exciting Live Bird of Prey programs introduce you to many of our native owls, hawks and falcons, including some of our most endangered species!
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  • 13th Annual Tour of the Battenkill
    The 13th Annual Tour of the Battenkill is America's largest one-day Pro/Am cycling race. Cyclists compete over 65+ miles of rolling terrain on both dirt and paved roads as they travel through the world famous Battenkill Valley. Set in early spring, the race courses includes covered bridges, family farms, and rural villages along the many challenging backcountry roads that traverse Southern Washington County, New York.
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