DescriptionPart of a land grant settled in 1763, Glens Falls grew up around the 40-foot falls on the Hudson River, a site known to the indigenous population of Mohawk Indians as Chepontuc, “a difficult place to get around.” The village was destroyed by the British in 1780 and resettled in 1788 by Col. Johannes Glen. Paper and lumber milling along with lime and granite production and banking established the town as an industrial and commercial center.
Visitor InfoAdirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce 136 Glen St., Suite 3 GLENS FALLS, NY 12801. Phone:(518)798-1761
ShoppingAviation Mall, a quarter-mile east of I-87 exit 19 in Queensbury, is a major local shopping center. Among its 80 stores are The Bon-Ton, JCPenney and Sears. The Factory Outlets of Lake George, a series of factory outlet stores, is located off I-87 exit 20 on US 9.
Things to SeeChapman Historical Museum
Hot Air BallooningAdirondack Balloon Flights