Television personality and culinary connoisseur, Rachael Ray was a childhood resident of the Lake George Area and has many fond memories of growing up in this beautiful community. On her television show, she often talks about her hometown roots and endorses many of our local eateries and shopping establishments in her commercials. She still has a summer home in this region and recently filmed her “40 Dollars a Day” TV Show right here in Lake George and its surrounding communities! On this tour, follow Rachael’s itinerary and visit the great culinary establishments and attractions featured on that episode. Your first stop is the upscale Suttons Marketplace, where you can shop for everything from fine house decor, clothing and furniture, to beautiful holiday decorations and gourmet foods. Sample some of Rachel’s favorite cider doughnuts at the bakery or pick up a few Adirondack souvenirs to take home. Next you’re off to Bolton Landing, a charming community north of Lake George Village. Listen to your guide tell the stories of the early rich and famous that settled here as you travel along the shoreline and see some beautiful homes along the way. Settle in at the Algonquin Restaurant for a delicious lakeside lunch (you can even order Rachael’s favorite burger, Yum-oh!) before visiting the historic Sagamore Hotel, located on its own island on Lake George. Tour the grounds of this famous and historic resort before enjoying a cool drink and dessert on one of its many patios or decks overlooking the lake and the surrounding mountains.
What evening culinary adventure is in store? How about a genuine Texas style BBQ at Painted Pony Championship Rodeo in Lake Luzerne like Rachael did! Enjoy a BBQ buffet of ribs, chicken, pasta, beans, salad, slaw and shortcake and then catch the thrills and spills of a professional rodeo. Afterward, the group can dance the night away to country western music in the Longhorn Saloon. After a tour like this, you can say you’ve toured a day in the Lake George Area…Rachael’s Way!