Gloversville takes good care of its golfers, with multiple courses for enthusiasts to choose from. Holland Meadows in Gloversville is an 18-hole, par 59 course that features 13 par-3 holes and five par-4s. The longest hole measures 405 yards and the shortest is 100 yards, and women always tee off from the same set of tees as the men. There are four ponds and a stream that come into play on six of the holes at Holland Meadows. The signature is No. 16, a 100-yard par-3 that requires a shot over water to a tiny green. Other courses in Gloversville include Kingsboro Golf Club and Pine Brook Golf Club.
The area around Gloversville boasts 44 sparkling lakes, including The Great Sacandaga Lake, and has been ranked as one of the best places in the nation for hunting and fishing by Outdoor Life magazine. The Great Sacandaga Lake is also a hub of snowmobiling activity in winter, and local dealerships sell snowmobiles of nearly every major manufacturer.
Bring the family along for a day at the Adirondack Animal Land zoo, the largest in upstate New York. The 80-acre wildlife park is family-owned and home to over 500 animals, including bears, llamas, zebras and kangaroos. Aside from the impressive amount of exotic animals, the park also provides an 1800's-themed Western Town and an African Safari Ride, which takes guests over 45 acres and past over 100 animals.
Feel like exercising along an interesting trail? Gloversville residents can cycle along the Rail Trail, which is an 8-mile paved path from Johnstown to Gloversville. The road used to be a railroad bed for the old Fonda Johnstown & Gloversville rail line. In the mid-1990s, the county transformed the bed into a trail for walking, jogging, biking and rollerblading.
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