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About Lake George

Affectionately nicknamed "Queen of American Lakes," Lake George, New York is located in the upper region of the Great Appalachian Valley between Albany, New York and Montreal, Canada. It is renowned for playing a significant part in U.S. history, and today is a popular destination that offers a plethora of activities for travelers of all ages. There is plenty of outdoor recreation to enjoy in every season. Water sports include diving, fishing, jet skiing, and parasailing. On land, visitors can enjoy hiking, horseback riding, golfing, skating, and skiing. There are also many shops, restaurants, and cafes to check out on the bustling Main Street downtown. Along the waterfront, visitors can take in all the spectacular surroundings of mountains, water, and sky. As a family-friendly vacation spot, Lake George can't be beat.

Here are just a handful of the many sights you will want to see:

  • Adirondack Winery & Tasting Room: This is a great place to try some unique wines and learn about them from the friendly and knowledgeable staff.
  • Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom: As New York's largest amusement park, this place has numerous rides, general attractions, and special events.
  • Prospect Mountain: This popular spot for hikers is also a must-see for anyone who wants to view the breathtaking landscape of the region. At the top of the mountain, you can see the lake, mountains, and areas as far away as New Hampshire and Vermont.
  • Fort William Henry Museum: As a fun educational opportunity, this museum has it all: historical drama, ghosts, archeology, and more.
  • Boat Cruises: This activity, provided by a number of different carriers, is a great way to learn all about the region and see all of its offerings firsthand.
  • The Old Court House: Erected in 1845, this historical site has a museum with wartime artifacts, a bookstore, and a library. In the basement, you will find the original jail rumored to have ghosts.

Once your day of sightseeing is done, you can settle down for the night in your own wood-side cabin or in a condo downtown. During the summer, a waterfront vacation rental is an ideal place to stay so you can enjoy every aspect of the lake. No matter what season you visit, there are many exciting annual events taking place in town. Some of these celebrations include the Lake George Winter Carnival in February and the Lake George Family Festival in August. If you still have time for a few day trips, check out neighboring towns Queensbury and Glens Falls.