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Hovey Pond Recreation Area

Central Adirondack Trail, State Rt. 254 and U.S. Highway 9, near Glens Falls in Warren County

A 12-acre recreational area ideal for fishing, bird watching, walking, or just enjoying the beauty of nature, especially the floral gardens created and maintained by the Friends of Hovey Pond.

Hovey Pond is situated in the heart of Queensbury between Lafayette Street and Glenwood Avenue, and offers a variety of passive recreational activities. The pond offers a handicapped-accessible fishing platform and is stocked with brook and brown trout. The 12-acre recreational area is ideal for fishing, bird watching, walking, or just enjoying the beauty of nature - especially the floral gardens which were created and maintained by the Friends of Hovey Pond.

A historical timeline, located at the northeast corner of the park, traces the evolution of the park and details the history of the site back to the French and Indian War in 1755. Visitors to the park will enjoy the landscape which is dotted with a variety of soft and hardwood trees, indigenous to the northeast. In the winter season, a portion of the pond is cleared and maintained for ice skating. a 200' long by 6' wide elevated wooden walkway that extends out into the marsh area and terminates at a 12' by 12' observation platform. A large gazebo is located at the trail head and will function as an educational kiosk for applicable information on aquatic wildlife and wetland habitat.

Closest Community:

Glens Falls

Closest Byway:Central Adirondack Trail
Distance from Byway:near
Closest Route #:State Rt. 254 and U.S. Highway 9
Indoors or Outdoors:outdoor
Admission Fee:no
ADA Compliance:yes
Restroom Available:yes
URL:Hovey Pond Recreation Area website


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