The Parks of Gore Region

The Gore Region is home to a wide variety of beautifully maintained parks. No matter your taste in outdoor adventure, we’ve got something for you and your family to enjoy this summer and all-year-round!

Ski Bowl Park

Nestled at the base of Little Gore Mountain, the Ski Bowl Park is home to a vast array of summer (and year-round) recreational opportunities for you and your family, including a beach and professionally-designed trails. The outdoor experiences here are endless!

Summer amenities include:

  • Mountain bike trails
  • Hiking trails
  • Beach
  • Picnic pavilion
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Garden
  • Tennis courts
  • Baseball fields

The trails which wind through the woods and slopes of the mountain vary in terrain and length so there is something for everyone to enjoy, and plenty of opportunity for exploration while social distancing! The Ski Bowl Park is also the summer home of Johnsburg’s Youth Program and Swim Program. Additionally, the park has an outdoor covered pavilion down by the beach that can be reserved for your events, as well as the Joe Minder Lodge at the base of Gore Mountain.

More information on what the Ski Bowl offers year-round can be found on Gore Mountain’s website:

Riverfront Park

If a cozier park situated on the river bank is more your style, then you should definitely visit Riverfront Park. This beautiful park adjacent to the North Creek railroad station features two covered picnic pavilions and a lovely walkway along the Hudson River.

Riverfront Park, also known as the Kellogg/Waddell property was generously donated to the Town of Johnsburg in 2010 by the Open Space Institute. This lovely outdoor space is the home of our Music by the River series, Revolution Rail, as well as other local events and is available to reserve for your special events.

Summer amenities include:

  • Two pavilions
  • Large lawn
  • Walk along the river

Scenic Riverfront Park will make you feel secluded in nature despite its open-air landscape and close proximity to Downtown North Creek. This park is the perfect picnic spot and is a quiet respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Scout Hall Park

Scout Hall Park, also known as Sodom Community Hall, is a local hotspot for family gatherings, picnics, special events, and more! The playground is shaded by a grove of trees which makes it the perfect play area in the summer. You and your family can spend hours here relaxing, barbequing, and practicing your pitch on the baseball diamond.

The wide-open, well-maintained grounds consist of a large building with an open floor plan (and a kitchen) surrounded by lush lawns, a little league field, a tot lot, and a gazebo.

Summer amenities include:

  • Community hall
  • Baseball field
  • Playground
  • Gazebo
  • Picnic area

One visit to Scout Hall Park and you’ll know why the locals love it!

Mill Creek Recreation Area

This 224-acre parcel of land located at 4 peaceful Valley Road in North Creek was donated to the Town of Johnsburg by the Open Space Institute in 2017. Mill Creek Recreation Area, also known as Dunkley Falls, contains a popular natural swimming hole while providing a location to relax surrounded by nature.

Their famous Black Hole is a deep, naturally formed pool, situated just below a cascading waterfall. The cliffs surrounding the pool, some as high as twenty feet, give daring swimmers the chance to show off their backflip or cannonball before making a splash into the water below. There are shallow areas for wading and ample space for swimming and jumping.

During the day (the area is closed at dusk) you can swim, fish, hike, and picnic to your heart’s content! Mill Creek Recreation Area is the perfect spot to cool off on a hot summer day.

Johnsburg Dog Park

Visiting the Gore Region and looking for a place where your furry friend can run off-leash? Located on Route 28 in North Creek (first left off of Ski Bowl Road), the Johnsburg/North Creek Dog Park is the place to be!

This volunteer-run park officially opened in October of 2019. Since then the park has provided a fenced, off-leash, secure space for dogs to run and play. The park separates large and small breed dogs to maximize the safety and comfortability of dogs and owners alike.

The park’s mission is to encourage recreation, socialization, and positive interaction between dogs, dog owners, and the community. They actively promote responsible canine ownership and care for locals and visitors.

Dogs who come to play at the park must be licensed, and no dogs will be excluded based solely on breed. Park volunteers do ask that you bring a leash with you just in case you need it. Trash bags and waste receptacles are available, as is a shovel for filling any holes your dog may dig.

The Gore Region truly has something for everyone! We hope that you and your family will be able to stay and play with us very soon. Our parks are here waiting for you!