Lake George has year-round activities for vacationers to enjoy. While there are lots of things to do in Lake George, be sure to put these five ideas at the top of your list.
- Be Active
Lake George encompasses several lakes and miles of streams and rivers. The lake water is crystal clear with a backdrop of Adirondack Mountains for a picturesque view. Rent jet skis or go sailing on the water. Or rent bikes and ride the almost 10 miles of Warren County Bikeway that used to be part of a railroad line.
- Indulge in the Food
Check out the Lake George restaurants on the water and let someone else do the cooking for you. Algonquin, The Pavilion and Caldwell’s are three waterfront restaurants that get high marks from tourists. They’re open seasonally, so be sure they’re open before making plans. Take a romantic dinner cruise and watch the sunset.
- Million Dollar Beach
Spend a day or more at Million Dollar Beach, which is the biggest beach in the Lake George Village. It’s a popular beach, so you’ll likely have plenty of company. Play beach volleyball, have a picnic or bask in the New York sunshine. A vacation rental in this area is primo property with convenience and a view.
- Explore the Mountains
Find a cabin in the Adirondack Mountains for a peaceful place to stay. Some of them have hot tubs and fireplaces, which add to the relaxation at night. During the day, explore the mountains in the Lake George area for a taste of nature and wildlife. Keep a camera with you for photo ops. Hike the trails at Prospect Mountain where the summit reaches 2,030 feet high. Buck Mountain Trail is another hiking trail with scenic views, but it’s not a beginner’s hike. Aside from hiking and photographing wildlife, go whitewater rafting for a little adventure. Road trip it to Shelving Rock Falls, about an hour outside of Lake Park to see waterfalls.
- Pamper Yourself
Several Lake George resorts are located in the area where you can reserve cabins, take advantage of private beaches and have full use of amenities like pools and fitness centers. Nearby spas let you pamper yourself while vacationing. You can have a facial, get a massage, relax in a salt room or get a pedicure. A few spas to consider are Spa Studio & Boutique, Adirondack Salt Cave and Body Relief Day Spa. After a day of biking or whitewater rafting, a massage might be just what you need.