Dresden

EXPLORE DRESDEN

Located within the Adirondack Park, Dresden is nothing but scenic. Explore the NYSDEC Forever Wild Forest Preserve for bird-watching, hit the trails and enjoy the views across Lake George or Lake Champlain — both lakes border the town!

 

With so many natural attractions in one area, you can make a day simply taking in the Adirondack beauty of Washington County!

The History of Dresden, NY

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1700s

During the late colonial period, Dresden was on “the Great War Path” connecting French and British colonies; it has remained a hub for travelers ever since. It was first settled in 1784, and early industries included lumbering and maple syrup preparation.

1800s

The completion of the Champlain Canal increased transportation and carried folks through Dresden, known then as “one of the most beautiful towns in the Adirondacks.”

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1800s

The completion of the Champlain Canal increased transportation and carried folks through Dresden, known then as “one of the most beautiful towns in the Adirondacks.”

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1900s

An eastward expansion of the Adirondack Park brought Lake George and its communities, including Dresden, within park boundaries in 1931.

Today

While remote, the town remains a major tourism destination for outdoor enthusiasts. It’s home to trailheads for a number of hiking trails, including Adirondack high peaks, boat launches on Lake Champlain and Lake George, and native wildlife.

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Today

While remote, the town remains a major tourism destination for outdoor enthusiasts. It’s home to trailheads for a number of hiking trails, including Adirondack high peaks, boat launches on Lake Champlain and Lake George, and native wildlife.

Plan Your Trip to Dresden

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Huletts Park

Washington County's public park on Lake George at Huletts Landing in the Town of Dresden. 2021 Schedule June 26th - September 6th open 7 days a week Hours Picnic Area: 8am – 8pm Beach: 11am – 7pm (lifeguards on duty at this time) Park Features Basketball, volleyball, horseshoes, swings, tennis courts ($4/hour for reserved court time), swimming and a dock for launching canoes, kayaks or small hand carried boats. General Admission: FREE
Address:
6303 Sunset Bay Rd, Huletts Landing, NY, USA, New York, United States 12841
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How to Get to Dresden

Dresden (defined by Lake George on the west and Lake Champlain, Vermont, and the town of Whitehall on the east) is located within the Adirondack Park in upstate NY. Bordered by Lake George on the west and Lake Champlain on the east.

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