Fireworks season at Lake George is just a few months away now, and this is as good a time as any to start planning a visit. Shows happen every Thursday night in July and August and here is everything that you should know before driving in to see them.
There isn’t a single Thursday night fireworks show that doesn’t draw a crowd, so you’re going to want to get to the park as early as you can afford to. Parking is usually ample but if you want an easy time getting in or out then you would be best served arriving an hour or two before the show begins.
Don’t worry about wasting time though, the surrounding park makes for a beautiful backdrop for an evening walk. There are also plenty of places to shop and hang out nearby, all within walking distance. You’ll find something to occupy your time for sure.
If you don’t feel like walking or shopping and want to make a full evening or date night out of your time at Lake George, then packing a picnic dinner is an absolute must. There are a plethora of good spots to set up for the evening, and you’ll see many other groups setting up for dinner about an hour before the show as well.
The only important notice that you need should you go through with this plan is that the local residents take the cleanliness of their town very seriously. Be ready and willing to clean up any mess that you make, and feel free to grab any loose trash that was left behind before you arrived.
Lake George has grown quite a bit over the last few decades but its infrastructure has never really changed to accommodate the tourists that the town naturally attracts. When it comes to Lake George fireworks shows, you’d be hard pressed to find a less stressful traffic situation on the way out.
Locals and frequent visitors know the best way around this situation though so stick around and relax for a while. There are few towns in the United States that could claim to have locals as friendly as Lake George residents. The tourists are of a much nicer breed as well. If you take an hour or two to make new friends before heading back to your hotel, then you’ll get the double benefit of a great time along with not having to deal with an insane traffic rush.
Summer will be here before you know it, and you sure aren’t going to want to miss all of the great stuff that is going down at Lake George. If you haven’t already, you should start planning your vacation up here right away, and make sure that you keep at least one Thursday night free to enjoy the Lake George fireworks. It’s an experience that you’ll never forget, and that’s a guarantee!