TOWN OF BOLTON
The main parking lot is the first one reached on Padanarum Road. A secondary lot is further north.
The Yellow, Orange and Blue hiking trails start at the Padanarum Road parking areas; the Red Trail starts from Trout Falls Rd.
To hike from the main Padanarum Rd trailhead, follow the Yellow Trail a short distance to a junction where you can choose to go north or south, or straight to the water for the boat launch. Heading north will take to you to a view of the pond at a rocky outcropping (0.2 miles); further north the trail ends at the second parking area after 0.5 miles (previously the main lot). Heading south will take you to the beaver dam and bridge (0.07 miles), then continue to a pond viewpoint and/or follow a lichen-covered trail to Trout Falls Rd (0.4 miles). From here the Yellow Trail continues with a steep ascent to end at the Red Trail (0.2 miles).
The Orange Trail can be accessed via the yellow trail, from the main parking lot (as described above) or from the second parking area. The trail joins the yellow trail 0.6 miles from the second parking lot. The orange trail will lead you on a 1.0-mile path with a loop at the end that winds around some rocky ledges and overlooks the northern beaver pond.
The Blue Trail follows a logging road from the northeast corner of the park (third parking area on Padanarum Rd) to the orange trail. It connects to the Red Trail after 0.4 miles, and then the Orange Trail after another 0.45 or 0.6 miles, depending on route. It is relatively flat and wide and is good for cross-country skiing.
The Ed’s Red Stripe Trail starts on Trout Falls Rd., climbing steadily south for 0.75 miles to a lookout point, with great views of Lake George. It can also be accessed from a section of the yellow trail via a steeper climb from Trout Falls Rd. Going north from the Trout Falls Rd parking area, the Red Trail primarily follows an old logging road for 1.6 miles, for an easy hike around the northern pond to connect with the Blue Trail.
You can also hike to the Godwin Preserve by following a trail marked with yellow triangles (0.6 miles) from the main parking area.
To launch your canoe or kayak on the south pond, from the main parking lot on Padanarum Road, take the yellow trail to the water, following signs for the launch, approx. 420-foot portage.
Amy’s Park is open year-round, dawn to dusk. Winter hikers: note that only the main lot on Padanarum Rd gets plowed.
Please stay on the marked trails.
Please be courteous of other preserve guests.
No removal of plants or animals without permission.
LGLC allows hunting at Amy’s Park by permit only. Please visit our Hunting on LGLC Lands page for more information and to apply for a hunting permit.
Please use caution when hiking during hunting seasons – wear bright colors and hike in groups. Hunters – please be aware of hikers and hunt away from trails. Please follow NYS DEC’s Hunting Safety Rules
No camping, littering or fires.
Motorized or non-motorized recreational vehicles are NOT allowed.
Leashed dogs are permitted. Please clean up after your dog.
Please park only in the park’s designated area.
Named in memory of Amy Wolgin Wiener, Amy’s Park is a beautiful property of ponds, marshes and forests in the uplands of Bolton Landing. It was purchased in February, 2012 and its hiking trails were officially opened to the public on July 13, 2012. Check out our special photo gallery of Amy’s Park, celebration its 10 year anniversary!
The Bolton property includes the headwaters for Indian Brook and contains important wildlife habitat within its large, unfragmented forest and wetland complexes. Protecting this fragile property prevents excess nutrients and sediments generated by development from flowing into Indian Brook and Northwest Bay.
LGLC has created a network of hiking trails for passive recreation, exploration and education, which include lookout areas to view the active beaver pond and its resident wildlife, as well as a view of Lake George. In addition there is a canoe/kayak launch area just a short distance from the main parking lot on Padanarum Rd.
LGLC purchased the property for $500,000 from a conservation buyer, who held the land until LGLC was able to finalize the purchase. Funding for the deal was provided through two grants: a State Environmental Protection Fund grant from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and a Federal North American Wetlands Conservation Act grant.
Protecting the land that protects the lake since 1988. 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.