What to do in the Lake George Area

If you live on the East coast, then you surely have heard of Lake George.

Nestled in the Adirondack Mountains, Lake George, is a great place for a relaxing weekend getaway. It’s location allows regular visitors form places as diverse as: New York City, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and even Montreal.

If you have never been, then you probably want to know what there is to do there; this isn’t such and easy question to answer. The activities in the area are endless, however, in this post we will try our best to give you a roundabout idea of the most common activities.

AN INSPIRING PHOTO-GALLERY

Below are some pictures and captions that illustrate some favorite activities in the area. Our idea here is to create a photo-gallery of high quality pictures that will inspire you and give hopefully give you some ideas on how to spend your vacation here in Upstate NY!

We will divide the pictures according to the seasons. Enjoy!

 

DURING THE WARMER MONTHS

Pull up an adirondack chair and just relax!


Jump in the lake! Don’t forget to pack your swimsuit.


Go House Touring by Boat on the Lake! There is a fascinating mixture of architectural styles all along Lake George!


Go sailing! This is obviously a favorite pastime on the lake.


GO ISLAND HOPPING! THERE ARE LITERALLY 100’S OF STATE OWNED ISLANDS THAT YOU CAN PICNIC OR SUNBATH OFF OF.



GO TUBING! TUBING IS A VERY POPULAR SPORT ON THE LAKE!


Go whitewater rafting! There are many options in the area, our guests have always commented on what a great experience it was!


GO JET-SKIING! Either bring your own or rent one here.


GO Water skiing! LK GEORGE IS A GREAT PLACE TO WATER SKI


GO RIVER TUBING! THERE ARE SEVERAL COMPANIES THAT OFFER DAY TRIPS.


Go kayaking! There are several places on the lake to rent kayaks or canoes.


GO ROCK CLIMBING! IF YOU ARE BRAVE ENOUGH TO TRY IT THERE ARE SEVERAL AMAZING PLACES TO ROCK CLIMB IN THE ADIRONDACKS.


Go for a picnic! There are plenty of beautiful spots to picnic, either in the mountains or on the islands.


GO FISHING! THIS IS AN OBVIOUS OPTION, HOWEVER, IT IS SURPRISING HOW MANY GUESTS LAMENT FORGETTING TO PACK THEIR FISHING-RODS!


Enjoy a glass of wine by the lake! Whether you try a local vineyard or an imported bottle you will have no shortage of places to enjoy it!



GO FOR A BIKE RIDE! WHETHER YOU RIDE A ROAD-BIKE A MOUNTAIN-BIKE OR A BMX THERE ARE PLENTY OF AMAZING BIKE RIDING OPTIONS IN THE AREA.


COME FOR AMERICADE! 1,000’S OF MOTORCYCLES FLOCK TO THE VILLAGE FOR THIS WEEK OF AMAZING ACTIVITY.


COME FOR THE CLASSIC CAR SHOW! THIS WEEK LONG EVENT IS A MUST FOR CAR ENTHUSIASTS.


Go to the races! The historic track in Saratoga Springs is less than 25 miles from Lake George Village.


GO SHOPPING! THE OUTLETS ARE JUST A FEW MILES DOWN THE ROAD!




Enjoy the hot-air balloons! In the fall there is usually a “night-lighting” show with music, it is a truly beautiful event!


Enjoy the fireworks! There are frequent high quality shows set from a barge in the lake.


DURING THE WINTER MONTHS

Go Skiing! There are several great options in a reasonable distance from Lake George.


GO SNOWMOBILING! THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF MILES OF STATE MAINTAINED SNOWMOBILE TRAILS IN THE AREA. MANY OF WHICH CAN BE ACCESSED DIRECTLY OFF THE FROZEN LAKE.


Drive your car on the lake! Weekdays during the winter carnival celebration (Jan-Feb) this is usually an option.


Go Ice Fishing! There are plenty of fish in LK George, and the winter is one of the best times to catch them.


Just chill and take in the scenery! Literally in this case 😉


GO SNOWSHOEING! THIS IS GREAT WAY TO EXERCISE YOUR BODY WHILE CALMING YOUR MIND.


GO CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING!


Go for a dog sled ride! This unique experience will never be forgotten! Dog sled rides are usually available for hire during the winter carnival celebration.


GET MARRIED! IF YOU ARE PLANNING A WEDDING LAKE GEORGE HAS SOME GREAT OPTIONS!