Zoos in LAKE GEORGE with kids

It’s animal time in Lake George, New York State and they are calling YOU!

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Lake George because this The Empire State city has plenty of them!

We have to start with zoos. These are the most iconic way to experience wildlife, and great to visit with children. They offer animal encounters, and kids can experience creatures from all across the globe.  

Farms are a great alternative for a more hands-on experience with petting zoos and barnyard fun. Wildlife sanctuaries offer kids an invaluable lesson in conservation, and animal-specific attractions let kids really immerse themselves in their favorite creatures!

Whatever wildlife experience you choose with children, you know they will walk away filled with memories and knowledge that can’t be replaced. They’ll have a ROAR-ing time! 

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  • Adirondack Animal Land

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    (37 miles) Gloversville

    Visit the LARGEST zoo in upstate New York, with over 500 animals across 80 acres! Amazing animal fun for the whole family.

  • ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center

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    (77 miles) Burlington

    Over 70 species of marine life at this Vermont aquarium, dedicated to educating on ecology, history and culture too!

  • Magic Wings

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    (84 miles) South Deerfield

    An 18,400 sq ft nature experience with a butterfly conservation center, with nearly 4,000 free flying butterflies from all over the world!

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  • Universal Kids

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    (94 miles) Northampton

    Multi level space themed adventure physical play plus dedicated toddler area and imagination role play zones.

  • Kingsland Bay State Park

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    (55 miles) Ferrisburgh

    Kingsland Bay State Park is one of Vermont's newest parks and at present has limited services. Much of the 264 acres, along the shores of Lake Champlain, remains as a natural area. The historic ...

  • Button Bay State Park

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    (56 miles) Vergennes

    The park has a play area and a swimming pool with lifeguards. There are a picnic area and a large open picnic shelter pavilion for large group gatherings. Boating (rentals available), fishing, and ...

  • Western Gateway Heritage State Park

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    (59 miles) North Adams

    A former railroad yard, this urban park uses historical artifacts and exhibits to bring to life the controversial and danger-filled construction of the Hoosac Tunnel, one of the greatest engineering ...

  • Natural Bridge State Park

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    (59 miles) North Adams

    Visit the ONLY naturally formed white marble arch in the whole of the USA - right in Massachusetts!

  • Molly Stark State Park

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    (60 miles) Wilmington

    The park has open lawn areas, woods, and Mt. Olga rising to the east where there is an old fire tower with spectacular views. The area is very popular during the fall foliage season for its colors, ...

  • High Falls Gorge

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    (60 miles) Lake Placid

    Sturdy bridges, walkways and groomed paths allow visitors to enjoy self-guided tours to view the beautiful waterfalls, dark pools and one of New York's largest pot holes. One of the many fun family ...

  • Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historical Park

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    (61 miles) Woodstock

    Walk through one of Vermont's most beautiful landscapes, under the shade of sugar maples and 400-year-old hemlocks, across covered bridges and alongside rambling stone walls. This is a landscape of ...

  • Mount Philo State Park

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    (64 miles) Charlotte VT

    The 168-acre park is located atop Mt. Philo (968' elevation) and overlooks the Lake Champlain Valley and the Adirondack Mountains of New York. A narrow, steep road (not recommended for trailers) ...

  • The Wild Center

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    (66 miles) Tupper Lake

    Incredible nature adventures in New York State with 81 acres of great outdoors to explore, a museum, elevated tree top walk, canoeing and animals!

  • Shelburne Farms

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    (71 miles) Shelburne

    Shelburne Farms is a membership-supported, nonprofit environmental education center and National Historic Landmark on the shores of Lake Champlain in Shelburne, Vermont. Our mission is to cultivate a ...

  • Quechee State Park

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    (71 miles) White River Junction

    Quechee Recreation Area is a large park spread out over a vast area. It is unique in that 611 acres of the park are not owned by the state, but leased from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The tract ...

  • Green Mountain Audubon Center

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    (73 miles) Huntington

    Year-round education programs reach thousands of Vermonters of all ages through school, camp, family, and adult programs and workshops, including 4,500 school-aged children.

  • Ausable Chasm

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    (77 miles) Ausable Chasm

    Step back in time as you walk the nature trails in the midst of a primeval Adirondack Forest. Descend hundreds of feet and walk the natural stone walkways within the Chasm and gaze upon eons of ...

  • Little River State Park

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    (82 miles) Waterbury

    Little River State Park, which is part of Mt. Mansfield State Forest, primarily consists of a campground with 81 tent/trailer sites and 20 leantos. This is central Vermont's largest and most popular ...

  • Pillsbury State Park

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    (82 miles) Washington

    One of the more primitive gems in New Hampshire, this state park is filled with wildlife, from moose to loons, historic attractions as well as hiking trails and kayaking.

  • Sand Bar State Park

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    (86 miles) Milton

    Today at Sand Bar, the smooth, sandy lake bottom remains shallow well out from shore, making this an ideal swimming spot for children. That, and the uninterrupted length of sandy beach, very high ...

  • Smugglers Notch State Park

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    (89 miles) Stowe

    Smugglers Notch is a narrow pass through the mountain with 1,000 foot cliffs on either side. In the early days, only a footpath and trail for horses existed. The Park is a corridor park with ...

  • Adirondack Park

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    (93 miles) Saint Regis Falls

    The largest state park in the lower 48, this amazing 6 million acre park in Northern New York gives families an amazing outdoor adventure!

  • Elmore State Park

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    (97 miles) Lake Elmore

    Elmore State Park has more than 700 acres, the area includes a large sandy beach, historic CCC bathhouse with a concession stand, restrooms and a rental pavilion, a picnic shelter, numberous tables ...

  • Burton Island State Park

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    (100 miles) St Albans Bay

    There are 3 miles of shoreline, hiking trails, a nature center/museum, park store and food service, rowboat and canoe rentals, and places to swim and picnic.

  • Water Slide World

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    (1 miles) Lake George

    Cool down in New York at this fun water park, with over 35 water slides and attractions at Water Slide World!

  • Enchanted Forest Water Safari

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    (66 miles) Old Forge

    Enjoy New York's Largest Water Theme Park with a day of fun for the entire family! From splash-tacular water rides, to classic amusement rides, storybook characters, to even a circus!

  • Zoom Flume Water Park

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    (76 miles) East Durham

    A fun and family friendly day out in a natural setting, with rivers, slides and thrills all in the one fun New York water park - including the worlds longest water park zip line!

  • Magic Forest

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    (2 miles) Lake George

    Magical fun just for those little ones, with kiddie rides, trains and forest adventure!

  • Wild West Ranch

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    (2 miles) Lake George

    Create family memories with an old-fashioned twist at this throwback to the Wild West in New York State!

  • Adams Farm

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    (56 miles) Wilmington

    With a petting farm, Rainbow Trout fishing, wagon rides, bonfires during the summer & fall and horse-drawn sleigh rides during winter, there is plenty of year round farm fun at Adams Farm!

  • Sugarbush Farm

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    (64 miles) Woodstock

    Farm fun in Vermont where visitors of all ages can learn how maple syrup is made, make friends with farm animals, and enjoy nature trails!

  • North Pole Santas Workshop

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    (68 miles) Wilmington

    Aimed at kids under 48", eatures include the Candy Cane Express Train, kiddie rides, elf experiences and Santa himself.

  • Retreat Farm

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    (70 miles) Brattlebro

    Feed and touch more than 50 animals on the farm and learn about these lovable creatures. Animals, play and farm fun in Vermont!

  • Yankee Candle Village

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    (86 miles) Deerfield

    A unique, entertaining world of New England charm, fairy tale fantasies, and hands-on, interactive candlemaking that's fun for every age. Also with permanent Christmas Wonderland exhibit.

  • The Inn at East Hill Farm

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    (88 miles) Troy

    Family resort also welcoming day trippers, with a large range of outdoor activities and sports, organised children's activities, interactive opportunities with the farm life and more besides.