Lake George

For other places with the same name, see Lake George (disambiguation).

Nestled in the pristine Adirondacks, Lake George is a year-round tourist destination. Just 45 minutes (36 miles) outside of Saratoga Springs and 1 hour (60 miles) north of Albany it is worth the effort it takes to get there. The area is perfect for families with many activities for all ages.

Get in

By car

By train

By plane

By bus

Get around


South RV A

South RV B

Glens Falls

North A

North B/C

By car


By boat


Summer Activities

Of course in the summer there is always fun to be had when you are out by the water. Lake George, like many vacation spots is no different; whether you are interested in a relaxing vacation or an adventure filled getaway, Lake George is worth looking into. However, it is by no means exotic; it is an area that thrives on tourism, so if you are looking for a place that offers an out of the ordinary twist on a vacation this may not be the place for you.

The Great Escape

Rafting and Tubing From an easy stroll down stream to the more adventurous whitewater rafting, Lake George and surrounding areas has plenty to offer. To name a few:

Boating Lake George wouldn’t be a lake without plenty of boat activities available. Some fun things to try include:




Hot Air Balloon Rides




Swimming/ Waterside

Winter Activities

Lake George is not just a summer vacation spot; there is plenty to do here in the winter as well. For those who like the outdoors there is skiing, hiking, snowmobiling and the scenic Hudson River Railroad runs in the winter as well. If you would rather stay indoors and out of the always changing and unpredictable weather in the North East, you may like to try wine tasting at the Adirondack Winery and Tasting Room, indoor golf, checking out local museums and historical sights or stopping into some of the local shops in the heart of the village.

Skiing/ Boarding

Winter Carnival



Lake George offers a variety of restaurants. Here are some of the local favorites.


There are a handful of bars and pubs in Lake George, but here are a couple of locations that are especially good! So if you’re 21 or older, be sure to check out these hot spots!


Hotels and motels

There are a great many places to stay in and around Lake George, all within walking distance of the main drag.





Camping is beyond huge in the Adirondacks.

Go next

Routes through Lake George

Montreal Chester  N  S  Saratoga Springs Albany
Plattsburgh Ticonderoga ← Jct W  N  S  Saratoga Springs Ends at

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