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Lake George Area

Warren County is located in the southern Adirondacks - offering a summer vacation tradition that spans centuries. Discover a variety of year-round attractions and entertainment, from boating around Lake George's multitude of islands in summer to family-friendly alpine skiing in winter. Located just four hours north of New York City - Lake George is a great one-tank trip destination.

Million Dollar Beach in Lake George Area

Charming towns and villages throughout the Lake George Area offer a unique blend of the Adirondack Region's rustic heritage with the Gilded Age's elegance. Discover adventure, revel in something new or simply relax amid the stunning natural beauty. Enjoy a multitude of family-friendly attractions and restaurants throughout the region's communities. With more than 300 cafes, bistros, restaurants, and pubs to choose from - you're sure to find something to please each palate.

Outdoor Recreation

In the Lake George Area, the possibilities for adventure are endless. Take a romantic hot air balloon ride over glittering lakes, or fly unfettered on a parasailing excursion. From whitewater rafting on the Hudson River, to a weekend stay at one of several dude ranches - the Lake George Region is a hub for Adirondack adventure. Road and mountain bikers will find several designated cycling trails and centers, including Warren County Bikeway and the Gurney Lane Mountain Bike Park. Gore Mountain offers summer and fall Downhill Mountain biking with more than 1,700 feet of vertical.

Several fishing charter services can be found in the Lake George Area, providing guided expeditions to fishing hot spots. Fish for landlocked Salmon, Lake Trout and Small Mouth Bass with an expert guide or simply head out on your own and cast a line.

Home to nine scenic golf courses, the region features luxuriously manicured fairways and greens at challenging courses and family-friendly clubs. The Queensbury Country Club offers a championship golf experience, while the 1,000 Acres Golf Club is perfect for beginner and experienced golfers alike. After a game of golf, spend your day navigating an evergreen canopy at Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course, or simply marvel at one of the many treasures on display in the Hyde Collection.

In the colder seasons, the region is transformed by snow and winter activities are plentiful. Gore Mountain Ski Center offers family-friendly alpine terrain and ski lessons, and nearby West Mountain is perfect for a leisurely afternoon on the slopes or night skiing. Enjoy special holiday events, such as Adirondack Winter Carnivals, as well as snowshoeing, snow-tubing, sledding, ice-skating and horseback riding throughout the winter season. 

Lake George golf course

Scenic Hiking Trails around Lake George

In the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains around Lake George, explore nature trails, enjoy scenic walks and even go rock climbing. From the Lake George Wild Forest's vast trail system, to a leisurely stroll along Glens Falls' historic Feeder Canal Towpath Trail - the Lake George Area offers great hiking for any skill level.

Popular Trails

 

Lake George Area Culture

The Lake George Area has inspired artists, poets, and composers for centuries. From Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz to contemporary performers and playwrights - the region is both a haven and a muse for creative minds. The Adirondack Theatre Festival in Glens Falls is just one of many annual events in Lake George, offering a wide range of performances each year - covering many subjects and mediums. Nearby, The Hyde Collection is home to a collection of European and Adirondack treasures, opening each season with a new exhibition.

The World Awareness Children's Museum in Glens Falls is one of the most unique centers of its kind in New York State - offering interactive exhibitions, youth and family programs, as well as community outreach through the arts. Nearby, the Adirondack Folk School in Lake Luzerne continues the Adirondack crafts tradition, offering workshops, lectures, concerts and special programs to inspire a new generation of artisans. Learn how to make traditional north woods twig furniture, pack baskets and Adirondack Chairs, or attend a special evening lecture and learn more about Adirondack heritage arts and crafts. Tour galleries located throughout the Lake George Area, each displaying the impressive works of local artists from a variety of genres. 

Can't Miss Lake George Events

  • Americade Motorcycle Touring Rally - The world's largest multi-brand motorcycle touring rally
  • Lake George Winter Carnival - A cherished winter tradition featuring parades, events, races, and live entertainment
  • Adirondack Balloon Festival - New York's Largest Hot Air Balloon Festival spans four days in the fall
  • Gore Mountain Harvest Festival - A special weekend to celebrate the harvest with gondola rides, kid's events and more
  • Adirondack Nationals Car Show - Classic, antique, muscle cars, custom and street rod car show. Family activities, vendors, and car cruises!
  • World's Largest Garage Sale - Hundreds of vendors, a community of garage sales, food and fun.
  • Hudson River Whitewater Derby - Longest running whitewater derby including novice slalom, giant slalom. Music, awards and more!
Oktoberfest at Lake George

Top Lake George Attractions

  • Gore Mountain - Open three seasons, enjoy world-class alpine skiing and snow-tubing in winter, and mountain biking and hiking in summer and fall
  • The Hyde Collection - This historic house and art museum complex offers a distinguished permanent art collection and seasonal exhibits
  • Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor - Enjoy amusement park rides, water park fun, and kid-friendly accommodations
  • Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course - Challenge yourself on the largest aerial treetop adventure park in the US
  • Lake George Steamboat Co.- Scenic sightseeing cruises on 32-mile long Lake George. Dinner cruises, educational cruises, and special event cruises.
  • Up Yonda Farm and Environmental Education Center - An environmental education center offering geocaching, hiking, wildlife and programs for kids
  • World Awareness Children's Museum - The museum aims to create global awareness through interactive exhibits and programs
  • Adirondack Folk School - Choose from a variety of workshops, lectures and special classes including jewelry making, fiber arts, children's crafts, and cooking lessons
  • Revolution Rail - This one-of-a-kind excursion takes you into one of the most remote locations in the Adirondack Mountains on a pedal-powered railbike.
  • Factory Outlets of Lake George - Over 60 famous stores all conveniently located in the area's "Million Dollar Half-Mile."
water ride at Six Flags Great Escape

Visit the Lake George Region