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
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,
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.