I was provided with tickets to West Mountain in exchange for my honest review.
This has been a tough summer to keep busy with activities. Normally, we would be traveling and exploring, so we were excited to hear that West Mountain was opening up and offering a variety of things for families to do, including their aerial treetop adventure courses, expanded mountain biking terrain, chairlift rides, hiking trails, mountaintop picnic packages, as well as outdoor adventure camps. The kids were excited to get out of the house and go on an adventure!
Located at 59 West Mountain Road in Queensbury, West Mountain is very easy to find. We took the I-87 to exit 18, and it was just a few miles to West Mountain. There are signs along the way and the entrance is clearly marked, and it was nice to be able to find it so easily and without any confusion.
There was plenty of parking, and we headed to the ticket window (also clearly marked). We were able to get quickly set up with everything we needed for the day.
All employees were wearing masks, and there were plenty of precautions in place, from hand sanitizer to arrows and distancing markers on the floor inside the building.
The first thing we did is a new addition to West Mountain – the Mountaintop Picnic Packages. For this, you pick up a picnic basket and take the chairlift to the top of the mountain, where there are several locations to enjoy your lunch.
The chairlift alone was an experience! While my kids love sports, they have not been skiing, and the summer chairlift was a whole new experience for them! Along the ride, we saw a doe with her baby, a groundhog, and a turkey with six babies – not to mention that the views are incredible!
West Mountain provided us with a picnic basket, which contained a tablecloth, and individually boxed lunches.
At the top, there are several locations where you can picnic, from a wedding overlook to many picnic tables in different locations. The kids really liked the wedding platform, and we enjoyed a delicious lunch overlooking the amazing scenery below. West Mountain is offering some yoga events on the platform this summer, which sounds like a neat experience.
We had a choice of options, and it was nice to see that there were vegetarian options (including a wrap and PB&J). Our lunch boxes also included an apple, chips, cookie, and water (plus a napkin).
The lunch was filling and I ended up eating the cookie on the way home!
After lunch, we headed to the Aerial Treetop Adventure Park. It was a short walk through the woods, and you can’t miss the adventure course with a large tent where you get your gear.
We started with a training on how to use our gear. The course is recommended for ages 7+ (and 55″ tall). My youngest is 10 years old and had no problem using the gear and really enjoyed the courses.
Our course instructor was very thorough and helpful, and in no time, we were set to do start the beginner course.
The courses are different levels, so they start out easier and progressively get more difficult.
There was a nice variety of elements on the course, from obstacles to zip lines, and even this neat sled zipline!
We had an amazing day at West Mountain, and as soon as we headed out, the kids were asking if we can come back. We will definitely be coming back to West! They want to do some more of the aerial adventure course as well as the other activities on the mountain. During the winter, they of course offer skiing, but they also have snow tubing, so we are looking forward to that as well.
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