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Glens Falls is a lovely hamlet full of history, art, culture, upscale restaurants, shops, walking trails, canals and rivers. The best way to see and absorb the history of the downtown area, which dates to the 17th century, is on a walking tour with historian Roger Fulton. If art and history is what inspires you then here are some must sees: the world class collection of art spanning from the 4th century BC to the 20th century at the Hyde Collection Museum; the Chapman Historical Museum, full of exhibits detailing the history of the area; and the North Country Arts Center, made up of a group of regional artists that show their works in the ...

Glens Falls is a lovely hamlet full of history, art, culture, upscale restaurants, shops, walking trails, canals and rivers. The best way to see and absorb the history of the downtown area, which dates to the 17th century, is on a walking tour with historian Roger Fulton. If art and history is what inspires you then here are some must sees: the world class collection of art spanning from the 4th century BC to the 20th century at the Hyde Collection Museum; the Chapman Historical Museum, full of exhibits detailing the history of the area; and the North Country Arts Center, made up of a group of regional artists that show their works in the center’s gallery at City Hall. The Feeder Canal Linear Park is the only remaining canal in New York State; it affords a lovely walk along the tow path that borders it. You can stretch your legs on the Warren Country Bike Trail that runs nine-miles from Glens Falls to Lake George. Along the trail are picnic tables and places to put in canoes and kayaks.

Frances Folsom
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Frances Folsom is the author of CitySpot Palermo, a contributor to the Reiskits guides to Milan and Italy's Lakes Region, and Thomas Cook's Independent Traveller USA.

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