FEBRUARY 15, 2017
MAYOR JOSEPH ORLOW PRESIDING
The village of South Glens Falls
is located in Northeastern Saratoga County across the Hudson River
from the City of Glens Falls. South Glens Falls is home to the
Cooper's Cave, which can
be seen from the bridge linking Glens Falls and South Glens Falls.
Cooper’s Cave was made famous by author James Fenimore Cooper in
the first American novel, "The Last of the Mohicans". A large
section of South Glens Falls bears Cooper’s family name of Fenimore
to this very day.
South Glens Falls is rich in history where visitors can explore
local historic sites such as
and the Saratoga Battlefield. There are also several history museums
in the area, including the Chapman Historical Museum,
Historical Museum, and the Fort William Henry Historical Museum. For
recreational enthusiasts, area lakes such as Lake Champlain and Lake
George are wonderful for boating and sailing. Near by,
and Gore Mountain are popular locations for Winter sports including
skiing, snow boarding, sledding and snow tubing. The summer tourist
industry and winter skiing provide seasonal employment for several
This area of upstate New York is known as the “Gateway to the Adirondacks,”
and is nearby to many other area attractions. Conveniently located
approximately 40 miles north of
Albany, the state capital of New York, and centrally located between Saratoga Springs
and Lake George.
So whether you are interested in visiting “The Last of the Mohicans”
Cooper’s Cave site, or you want to spend time exploring the
beautiful Adirondacks, South Glens Falls is the place to be.