Interstate 87: The Adirondack Northway: Glens Falls & Queensbury

Glens Falls & Queensbury

Glens Falls Downtown, looking south towards South Glens Falls & Coopers Cave Glens Falls Downtown, on Glen Street or US 9
Glens Falls is an old paper and wood mill city located on the Upper Falls of the Hudson River, just past the I-87 bridges over the Hudson River. Queensbury is the town surrounding Glens Falls. Though technically not in the Adirondack Park, it is the gateway city to the park and mountains and is the largest city in the North Country next to Plattsburgh. Though it has seen better days and has experienced many gut wrenching old plant closings, it is still a well maintained place, unlike some notorious downstate horror stories. The downtown district has the usual old urban area makeover look and is reasonably pleasant, since those older buildings were well built with style. The shopping area off of Exit 19 is the last major mall and chain store area before the Adirondacks. The shopping area boasts the perfect place to live, shop, work & play. You can purchase an outfit from one of their boutiques, get a lovely pair of tungsten wedding bands from one of their jeweler and explore their farmer's market. Exit 18 is the best place to get basics like gas and fast food at reasonable prices. So if you need some gas-food-lodging-supplies before the Adirondack Mountains or Canada, stop here. In downtown Glens Falls, by the rotary above, is the Glens Falls Civic Center. The Civic Center is a major venue for sports, music and other events in this part of the country.
Coles Woods aka Crandall Park in Glens Falls Coles Woods in Crandall Park in Glens Falls

Coles Woods Road Map, in Glens Falls This is a great place to ski right off the Norhtway in the city of Glens Falls no less! Though it lacks High Peaks wilderness appeal, it has miles of groomed and lit ski trails. Also good for mountain biking in season.
Coopers Cave Bridge, US 9 over the Hudson River Coopers Cave Bridge, US 9 over the Hudson River

Cooper's Cave Bridge is where US 9 crosses the Hudson River between City of Glens Falls and Village of South Glens Falls. There is an actual cave under the bridge open to the public. This cave was an inspiration to the original American novelist James Fennimore Cooper in the 1820's as he penned his classic novel, "Last of the Mohicans". This would have been where Hawkeye and Uncas hid under the falls to escape the pursuing Indians, as depicted in the great movie of the same name. Of course, settlement and industrialization changed the character of this gorge, like a dam, but later pollution control efforts as well as civic pride resurrected this spot for you to enjoy for free.

Useful Links
      City of Glens Falls
      Village of South Glens Falls

Participating Establishments
Warren County 12801, 3,4 Zip Code 518 Area Code

Motel Lodging: Days Inn & Suites of Queensbury & Glens Falls, NY
24 Big Boom Road, Right by Exit 18 Northbound Off Ramp
complimentary breakfast, free local calls Housekeeping units, right next to highway and businesses, great for Glens Falls Civic Center events Phone: 518-793-8891 Reservation: 800-237-8466 Email
Days Inn Queensbury

Leather Outlet of Lake George, NY
Leather Outlet of Lake George, NY 1658 State Route 9, US 9, Lake George, NY 12845
3 miles south of Lake George Village, next to the white teepee & just north of the Queensbury town line. Use Exit 20 if coming from Albany or Saratoga

Upstate NY's largest selection of Leather Fashions and Accessories, Motorcycle Apparel and Accessories, and Footwear at outlet prices. Shop for brand names including Minnetonka Sandals & Moccasin, Abilene Boots, Wolverine, Bates, Dunham, Work One, Throwgood Shoes, HJC, Shoei & Vega Helmets, Columbia Jones of NY, 9 West & Co., CHAPS, Timberland, Colebrook, Kenneth Cole, Tommy Hill, Guess, Samsonite, Tourmaster, Cortech, Sage & more!

Also has vintage Frontier Town memorabilia and one of a kind souvenirs Phone: 518-668-3601 | Email Us
Leather Outlet of Lake George, NY

Lake George Indian & Pakistani Halal Dining: Tandoori Grill 2108 US 9 Lake George, just north, or downhill from Exit 21
Indian, Bangladeshi & Pakistani halal dining, vegetarian food too.
Phone: 518-685-5112
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