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Lake George is tucked into the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York. It pairs natural beauty with a resort-style atmosphere, earning its nickname, the “Queen of American Lakes.”
The region is best explored by car along the lakefront U.S. Route 9. Getting around the village of Lake George is easy with the comprehensive trolley system.
Hotels and bed-and-breakfasts abound throughout the area. Camping is also a popular activity; find tent and RV sites at Lake George Battleground, Hearthstone Point and Thornwood.
Cool off during the summer at Six Flags Great Escape, an amusement and water park. If you’re looking for a more rustic adventure, whitewater raft down the Hudson River Gorge.
Relax for the afternoon at Million Dollar Beach or enjoy live entertainment at Shepard’s Park Beach. Savor lunch with a view aboard one of Lake George’s authentic steamboats and tour the lake in style. Don’t miss the Thursday Firework Cruises during the summer. If you want to be your own captain, rent a canoe or sailboat. You can also see Lake George from above when you take one of the region’s popular hot air balloon rides.
Set aside a rainy day for an afternoon full of scares, courtesy of the House of Frankenstein Wax Museum. Explore the village’s quaint shops and surrounding outlet malls. Satisfy your palate at one of Lake George’s many restaurants or go wine tasting at the vineyards scattered throughout the region.
Outdoor activities abound all year long, with the 32-mile (51-kilometer) long lake serving as a focal point. Go tubing, swimming and sailing in summer, canoe or kayak in autumn, and ice skate or cross-country ski in winter. Prolong the snowy fun and enjoy fresh powder at nearby Gore Mountain or West Mountain. Hiking trails surround the village; one of the most popular hikes is the climb up Buck Mountain to enjoy panoramic views of the region.
Visitors can fly into Albany International Airport, which is located 70 miles (114 kilometers) from Lake George. The village is easily accessible via Interstate 87.
Situated in Lake George, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Water Slide World and Fort William Henry. Lake George Beach is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) away.
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This family-friendly Queensbury hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of Pirates Cove Adventure Golf, Adventure Racing Family Fun Center, and Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom. Fun Spot and Lumberjack Pass Mini Golf are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Situated on a lake, this resort is within a 5-minute walk of Fort William Henry Museum and Patriot of Lake George Museum. House of Frankenstein Wax Museum and Lake George Shoreline Cruises are also within 10 minutes.
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lake George Forum, Fort William Henry, and Lake George Beach. Fort William Henry Museum and Lake George Battlefield Park are also within 10 minutes.
Situated in Lake George, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Adirondack Winery and Shepard's Beach Park. Lake George Beach and Lake George Battlefield Park are also within 1 mi (2 km).
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