1. There are plenty of dining options.
While some restaurants shut down for the season there are still so many places to choose from if you know where to look. If you want to stay right in Lake George try The Garrison on Beach Road. The great menu, cozy interior and drink selection will have you lingering for hours. Craft beer lovers should head to 163 Tap Room on Canada Street where you’ll find 16 rotating regional craft beer on tap, good food and some seriously in-the-know bartenders and wait staff. They’ll answer your questions on the beer and the area. Shopping at the Outlets? Swing by Sammy D’s Café who ranked #7 on Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in the US for 2017. All their breads and baked goods are homemade and they roast their own meats. So good!
In downtown Glens Falls you’ll find everything from Thai to Mexican and gourmet comfort food to the best hot dogs in upstate New York. The restaurants are open year-round but some are closed on Mondays so call ahead!
Heading to North Creek for some skiing and riding at Gore Mountain? Try Basil & Wicks for great food and drinks, live music and a great atmosphere. Fancy a nice glass of wine and some small plates? Check out BarVino, an Adirondack wine bar with a NYC twist. To warm up with hot chocolate or coffee and baked good try Café Sarah in downtown North Creek
For a full list of places to eat in the Lake George Area go here.
2. From cozy cabins to resorts with all the amenities there is something for everyone.
Hit the slopes at Gore Mountain and enjoy a relaxing stay at the Copperfield Inn on Main Street in North Creek. You’ll love the amenities and the location only minutes from Gore Mountain and walking distance to many great North Creek restaurants and stores.
Skiing at West Mountain? Stay at the Queensbury Hotel in downtown Glens Falls and take their shuttle to West Mountain for a day, or night, of skiing. It’s gorgeous architecture, grand lobby, indoor pool, restaurant, and lounge will pull your right in.
Looking for a cozy cabin where the entire family can stay? The Summerwind Lodge sits on the shores of Lake George in Bolton. This lodge can accommodate groups of up to 14 and pets are allowed!
Find a list of everything from cabins to resorts in the Lake George Area here.
3. There is something going every weekend here, choose which is best for you!
February in the Lake George Area means Winter Carnival time! From February 4th-26th every weekend is packed with events and activities for all ages and every Saturday you’ll find s’mores and fireworks at Shepard Park.
We love getting outside in the winter and the abundance of ice and fire bars in the Lake George Area help warm us up. Every Saturday through February 18th you’ll find fire bars, cocktails and delicious food at Winterfest at the Inn at Erlowest. Head to Fort William Henry February 10-12 for the Polar Ice Bar.
Country fans should book their trips the weekend of February 16th for the Brantley Gilbert Concert at the Glens Falls Civic Center. The next night you can head to West Mountain for Fire on the Mountain, a Fireworks and Torchlight Parade complete with live music, great drinks and food specials.
Families looking to get away for a weekend of winter fun shuld head to Silver Bay YMCA for their Adirondack Winter Fun weekend February 17th-20th. Make sure you bring your ice skates, snowshoes and cross-country skis!
Need plans for February break? Drop the kids off at the Three Day Holiday Camp for Kids at Gore Mountain or the February Break for Kids Weekend at West Mountain and enjoy a romantic weekend with your significant other.
Find outhouse races, winter sports, broomball tournaments, music, and food at the Brant Lake Winter Carnival February 25th!
Find a full list of events here.
4. There are multiple ski mountains and each offer something very different.
Looking for a full day, weekend or week of skiing? Head to Gore Mountain in North Creek. With four peaks and 115 trails you won’t get tired of any terrain. For even more trails and an ever wider range of activities including Nordic skiing and snowshoeing head to the North Creek Ski Bowl at the foot of Little Gore Mountain. Families, beginners and freestylers should head to West Mountain in Queensbury where 30 trails offer up everything from easy to expert terrain. Book a lesson with one of their instructors or hit the terrain park which offers up the longest jump in the Northeast! At night the lights turn on and you can ski until 9pm Monday through Saturday. Free skiing? We’ve got that too. The Dynamite Hill Recreation Area has a rope tow, night skiing and snowmaking on their drop of about 65 feet. You’ll also find cross country ski trails, snowshoeing, a tubing hill, skate rink, and warming hut at the recreation area.
5. It’s not just about skiing and riding in the winter, there are plenty of things to do!
Whether you want to round out your ski trip with more activities or aren’t a skier or rider, there are plenty of options. Are you indoorsy? No problem. Spend the day shopping at the Factory Outlets of Lake George and follow it with a wine tasting at Adirondack Winery. If you’re really looking to escape winter stay at the Great Escape Lodge and Indoor Waterpark and you won’t need to go outside for days. Choose from four places within the lodge to dine at, spend the day in the indoor waterpark, hit the spa, and wrap up the day relaxing in your luxury suite. Click here for a full list of winter indoor activities.
If you’re in need of some fresh air, there are endless opportunities for you. For a range of activities including snowshoeing, cross country skiing, ice skating, and fat biking check out one of the many parks in Queensbury. Want to go sledding? If you have your own tube head to the Lake George Rec Center where you’ll find a steep hill with plenty of speed. If you need to rent check out the tubing at West Mountain and Tubby Tubes.