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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Looks like a great way to have fun and void the crowds!
This place looks like so much fun! A perfect family outing and so beautiful! Love the video!
How I miss a good adventure!!! I would love to go with the kids on a similar experience, that would be so awesome…
I’ve never hears of this but it looks amazing! Loved the pics! Thanks for the great giveaway!
This is such a great family outing! Thank you for sharing!
Looks like so much fun. You get to be out in nature and enjoy activities like those at the same time. Someday, when we are out of lock down, we would definitely go to the nearest nature park!
Another great place in NY that i have never been. The views seemed spectacular and riding up that chair lift to a mountaintop lunch looked like so much fun.
Even though we are in the middle of a global pandemic, we are still huan beings nd we crave entrtinment, chaang and adveenture. This sounds like a wonderful adventure.
This place has so many things for the kids to do! Wish I lived closer to take my grand kids!
Man, you guys sure have some incredible memories to look back on. Reminds me of me and my mom back in the day! You’re the best mommy ever for giving the kids this experience <3
This looks like a great summer adventure! I had no idea there was such a place in NY neither, it looks like a blast!
Looks like you and your family has such a good time! What a great summer adventure!
Ah! That place looks like a dream. I hope to try it out when I’m in the area.
Wow! This looks beautiful! If mine were a little older this would be a perfect getaway. I love seeing all your adventures.
This will be a good spot for adventurous lovers this summer and I will add this spot to my vacation must experience list
A mountaintop picnic sounds like such a fun and exciting idea to do with the fam. Look at those views! Gorgeous!
That looks like an awesome place to be. I have done something similar before too. I love a great adventure, and so does my family. This is something I’d love to bring them to someday.
Looks like a beautiful fun place! I’m sure my family would love going there.
We have gone to something similar. It was so much fun. One of our best memories. You got great pics!
Ohh wow this place looks like it’s so much fun!!
I need a place like this to escape for some days. My family loves nature and we will love this place!
That looks like a great adventure and I never knew chair lifts run in summer. I will look into getting my own adventure started this summer in west Mountain.
I love getting out in nature like that with the family. It’s so much fun to explore and take in the views.
The place where I will go on vacation this year is very similar and I must say, why not take advantage of your giveaway? ^ _ ^
Nnniiiccceeeee….this place would do so well, for me, for a day “in the playing field”! There is quite a lot I want to do on the ladder.
I once went to a place like that and it’s very fun and scary lol. But what important is we had fun.
Wow, this is such a gorgeous place! I can’t wait for COVID to be over, so I can get back to travelling again.
What a beautiful place to visit! Looks like a lot of fun!
That place looks like a lot of fun! We have a few similar places here in Arizona up in the mountains. In Flagstaff and the White Mountains Sunrise ski resort.
wow. sounds like a lot of fun for those who aren’t afraid of heights lol. do the staff go behind each person cleaning the equipment?
your daughter is so brave! i would never have been able to do that at her age (or mine lol)
Very beautiful place with a lovely view. Thanks for sharing
This looks like such a fun adventure. I’m always looking for fun outdoor things like this to do.
This looks like it would be so much fun but I am afraid of heights!!!
This place looks incredible! I love that outdoor things are opening up. My son would absolutely love this.
Wow such a beautiful place and so adventurous! I can’t wait to take my boys to places like this when they are older.
I Love outdoor activities!! West Mountain looks like my kind of place to go visit!
Such an outdoorsy post after such a long time! I loved it! Looks like you guys had a lot of fun!
oh my goodness, i bet everyone had a blast! my kids would LOVE this
I haven’t been to West Mountain. I want to do zipline and also picnic. I want to bring the kids there!
This looks like such an amazing place to spend some time. I have to admit I think I would love to do the tree top adventure – when I was a kid I would have been straight up there.
That looks like so much fun. We have a park close to our house that is similar and we need to plan a visit!
How fun! I know my daughter will love this. She’s all about climbing and exploring. We’ll have to get here one day.
It is fun to get out and see nature during these times. I’m so worried about keeping everyone safe, but I would totally do this.
How cool we haven’t been able to go out you are inspiring me to find closeby options for us to break the routine.
How cool we haven’t been able to go out you are inspiring me to find closeby options for us to break the routine. Those pictures you took are amazing.
I have been looking for something to do with my family and this is in my state too. Wow wish I had known about this a month ago.
My kids would love to visit! It looks like so much fun and that view is amazing.
This looks like a wonderful experience. Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway.
wow! What a wonderful place! So much relax and so much nature. Love it!
I love this place and I know my kids would love it, too! The obstacls and zip lining look like so much fun! Even I wouldn’t hesitate to give it a try! What a beautiful family get-a-way with plenty of adventure..
What a fun day trip! I wish I lived closer so I could visit West mountain with my family.
Look like a beautiful place to visit and enjoy being active! Those outdoor courses look like so much fun.
This looks like so much fun. Adventures and obstacles…you can’t go wrong.
The Aerial Treetop Adventure Park looks like a blast, we have something similar here called Wild Play. I love the idea of a mountaintop picnic. I’m going to check to see if any of our local mountains are doing this.
That looks like a wonderful way to spend the day! I’m glad that they offer vegetarian lunch options too.
Having a picnic at the top of the mountain sounds amazing.
This is really cool getway with kids, love that zipline. my kids will love it. May be after this is over we will plan a trip.
Great way to have fun while avoiding too much exposure. The aerial activities looks fun!
It sounds like a wonderful and fun adventure, such a great idea for a family outing!
This looks like a lot of fun and I’m glad you were able to do it safely (looks like you had the place almost to yourself!). I love the little picnic lunch they provided. Details like that really make an experience special.
I have never heard of West Mountain and I live in Toronto, just north of New York State. I would love to visit; the views look spectacular!