LGLC has been working to protect the land within the Lake George watershed - from summit to shoreline - to preserve the world renowned water quality of this amazing lake. As a non-profit land trust our work depends on the generosity and passion of people who love Lake George and want it to remain as clean and beautiful as it is today for their children and future generations.
The Lake George Land Conservancy is an accredited not-for-profit land trust dedicated to working with willing landowners and other partners to protect the world-renowned water quality of Lake George and to permanently preserve the natural, scenic, historical and recreational resources of the Lake George region.
Join the Lake George Land Conservancy at our Schumann Preserve at Pilot Knob as we hike this well-loved 1.8 mile loop trail to celebrate
Join the Lake George Land Conservancy at our Schumann Preserve at Pilot Knob as we hike this well-loved 1.8 mile loop trail to celebrate American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day! Walk with us and learn about the trail reconstruction project that will begin in the summer of 2018 and how you can help! Bring a bagged lunch if you’d like to eat at the gazebo as we enjoy the sweeping views of Lake George.
The first 5 people to arrive at the trailhead on June 2nd will receive a FREE National Trails Day t-shirt! Other participants will receive stickers, patches and other goodies while they last, first come first serve!
Please obey all parking signs when arriving at the trailhead.
National Trails Day is the only nationally coordinated event designed to unite all muscle-powered trail activities with the goal of connecting more people to trails. Every trail beckons adventure and has a story to share with any person willing to discover it, and American Hiking Society believes these trail experiences can improve the lives of every American.
Each year, on the first Saturday of June, American Hiking Society and the trails community invite Americans of all ages and abilities to find their own adventure and discover their unique story at one of the thousands of events hosted throughout the country.
By coordinating a wide array of trail activities on a single day, National Trails Day attracts new trail users and helps connect existing trail enthusiasts with local clubs and organizations with the hopes of creating trail advocates and stewards. The task to protect and maintain more than 200,000 miles of trails in the U.S. requires a collaborative effort among trail clubs, organizations, government agencies, and most importantly passionate trail advocates and stewards.
Pilot Knob Gazebo Photo Credit: Carl Heilman II/Wild Visions, Inc.
(Saturday) 9:00 am - 11:00 am
The forest of the Lake George Land Conservancy’s Cook Mt. Preserve has become overtaken by invasive shrubby honeysuckle. Help us cut and pull these aggressive invaders so that native plants [...]
The forest of the Lake George Land Conservancy’s Cook Mt. Preserve has become overtaken by invasive shrubby honeysuckle. Help us cut and pull these aggressive invaders so that native plants can move back in and restore the forest to a healthier place for wildlife. There is a LOT of honeysuckle, so many hands are needed!
No RSVP required – stop by the preserve any day, any time between 9 am and 3 pm and stay as little or as long as you can. Encourage your friends to lend a hand too! Any amount of time helps!
Bring work gloves, branch clippers and a great attitude! Sturdy shoes, long sleeves and pants, and insect repellent are suggested to protect against scratches and ticks.
Meet on Baldwin Road just North of Cook Mt. Preserve. Click here for Google map directions.
Questions? Email Alex at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4 (Monday) 9:00 am - 8 (Friday) 3:00 pm
Cook Mountain Preserve
318 Baldwin Road, Ticonderoga, NY 12883
Join the Lake George Land Conservancy’s NextGeneration Committee as we celebrate the true onset of summer with a Summer Solstice Soirée! The Soirée will be held on Thursday, [...]
Join the Lake George Land Conservancy’s NextGeneration Committee as we celebrate the true onset of summer with a Summer Solstice Soirée! The Soirée will be held on Thursday, June 21 from 6-8pm at Blue Water Manor in Bolton.
Included will be: light appetizers, live music, raffles and a cash bar. The event is free with a suggested $15 donation at the door with all proceeds benefiting the Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC).
Please RSVP using our easy registration form so we know you are coming!
Organized and hosted by the NextGen Committee, this event is geared towards our generation, young people who are passionate about the lands and waters of Lake George. Come and hear more about what the LGLC does throughout the watershed to protect the land that surrounds this lake. Learn how the NextGen Committee is spearheading fun and innovative events, including Amy’s Race, for communities throughout our area. This event will be a unique opportunity to meet others like yourself involved with Lake George’s conservation, and how you can be a part of our community!
More information on raffle prizes, entertainment and more to come. To join the NextGen email list or for questions, email Michele at email@example.com.
(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blue Water Manor
4436 Lake Shore Drive, Bolton Landing, NY 12814
Throughout NY black bear populations are either stable or increasing, but where bears and people overlap, there are sure to be conflicts. In the Adirondacks, we have two fronts where [...]
Throughout NY black bear populations are either stable or increasing, but where bears and people overlap, there are sure to be conflicts. In the Adirondacks, we have two fronts where we try to manage bear-human conflicts, the front country and the back country. Regardless of location, the problem is almost always the same, easily accessible food. Jim Stickles, Big Game Biologist with DEC, will discuss basic bear biology, the role of bear hunting, strategies to keep food inaccessible, the consequences when people fail to secure food sources, and why moving bears generally doesn’t work.
Join us every Wednesday evening (except for July 4) starting June 27th as the Lake George Land Conservancy, along with Stewart’s Shops, presents our FREE summer series Living Lands. This weekly presentation series will take an exclusive and up-close look at the wildlife and people who utilize the land of Lake George and the Adirondacks, past and present! Presentations begin at 5:30 pm and are held at the LGLC office in Bolton Landing.
Many thanks to Stewart’s Shops for sponsoring our 2018 series!
Advance registration is REQUIRED and will be available soon.
June 27: “Adirondack Bear Behavior” with Jim Stickles, DEC Wildlife Manager
July 4: Holiday, No Presentation
July 11: “An Adirondack Portfolio”, Photography and Hiking in the ADKs from 1902-1935 with Bob Bayle
July 18: “Ticks and Lyme Disease in Pets and People” with Dr. Holly Ahern of the Lyme Action Network
July 25: “The History of the Lake George Steamboat Company” with Patricia Dow, Vice President of LG Steamboat
August 1: “Keeping the Wild in Wildlife” with wildlife rehabilitator Nancy Kimball
August 8: “Adirondack Moose- Behavior and Tracking” with Jim Stickles, DEC Wildlife Manager
August 15: “Native Plants for Native Healing” with naturalist Nancy Scarzello
August 22: “Bats” with DEC’s Katelyn Ritzko
For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Wednesday) 5:30 pm
4905 Lake Shore Drive, Bolton Landing, NY
Join members of the NextGeneration Committee on Saturday, June 30 from 8am- 12pm as we walk into LGLC's Amy's Park with ornithologist and licensed guide Alan Belford.
Join members of the NextGeneration Committee on Saturday, June 30 from 8am- 12pm as we walk into LGLC’s Amy’s Park with ornithologist and licensed guide Alan Belford.
This event is exclusive and will be limited to 20 people! All ages welcome!
The variety of habitats encompassed by Amy’s Park attracts a wide array of bird species, and the site has risen in prominence among birdwatchers in recent years as a result. Join ornithologist, writer, educator, and guide Alan Belford for a morning walk exploring the forests and wetlands of Amy’s Park where we will search for wetland species like Wood Duck and American Bittern as we discover a diversity of thrushes, grosbeaks, vireos, tanagers, flycatchers, and warblers such as Nashville, Blackburnian, Magnolia, and Black-throated Blue. We will meet at the main parking area for Amy’s Park and walk the gravel roads and trails.
The walk around Amy’s Park is about 3 miles of mainly flat road (Padanarum to Trout Falls) around the ponds. Depending on conditions and timing, the route might loop back to the trailhead on Amy’s trail which is an easy, sloped and wooded one-track trail.
Guide will have a med kit and emergency supplies while on the hike. No bathrooms will be available at Amy’s, please plan accordingly. All participants will be required to fill out a waiver prior.
Stay tuned for more information regarding parking/carpooling day-of and weather updates as well.
(Saturday) 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Padanarum Rd, Bolton Landing