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Year-Round Date Ideas
Whether you are art aficionados, history buffs, or just interested in something outside the predictable date night routine, the Lake George Area has a trove of cultural destinations. Take the whole day or an hour, to explore a different time. Check out an exhibition at the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls and wander through their collection where you’ll find original works of art from Rembrandt, Rubens, Picasso, Van Gogh, and more! Or step back in time at the Chapman Historical Museum, also in Glens Falls, which is a restored house museum that reflects what life was like in the late 19th century. Witness what fort life was like at the Fort William Henry Musuem, which lies on the shores of southern Lake George. In Bolton Landing you can find The Sembrich, a studio museum that once belonged to international opera singer Marcella Sembrich.
If you and your date are into performing arts check out the shows at one the areas many performing arts venues. To combine a night of dining and entertainment go to the Lake Theatre in Lake George where you can enjoy a delicious full-course meal and contemporary comedy show at the same time. In downtown Glens Falls you’ll find the Charles R. Wood Theater, a 300-seat theater that hosts performances from the Adirondack Theatre Festival, Upstate Broadway, Glens Falls Community Theater, and more! At the Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek you’ll find a line-up of local musicans, theatre companies, and more.
Brew up something special with a table for two featuring locally brewed, distilled and blended drinks. Wine lovers can head to Adirondack Winery for a wine tasting accompanied by a plate of local food samples. Beer lovers can go to Mean Max Brew Works in downtown Glens Falls for a beer and game of darts. Adirondack Pub and Brewery in Lake George and Davidson Brothers in Glens Falls both offer up delectable pub fare with their impressive beer selections. If you want to make a day of it you can hit up all the breweries in the area responsibly by hopping on the Hoppy Trails Brew Bus.
Dazzle your sweetheart with a date on one of Lake George’s cruise ships. Ride the famous Minne-Ha-Ha or Lac du Saint Sacrement with Lake George Steamboat Company or one of Lake George Shoreline’s ships. Follow up the cruise with fireworks over Lake George or take one of the firework cruises. There are also private cruise options with charter companies that you can find in our boat cruises section.
Catch a double feature at the Glen Drive-In Theater in Queensbury. Pay admission for one movie and watch the second feature free with your date!
Enjoy stunning views of the High Peaks and the Southern Adirondacks in the summer and fall with the Northwoods Scenic Gondola Rides at Gore Mountain. While you’re there check out the self-guided interpretive hikes and grab a bite to eat at Basil & Wicks in North Creek.
Romance in Winter
Take your date on a walk through a winter wonderland on a snowshoeing expedition. You can find designated snowshoe trails in Queensbury at Gurney Lane Recreation Area. They loan out snowshoes on a first come first serve basis. Interested in a more romantic snowshoe adventure? Check out the Full Moon Guided Snowshoe Hikes at Natural Stone Bridge and Caves in Pottersville.
Hockey games at the Glens Falls Civic Center are always a great time and are an exhilarating place to go for a date. Catch dinner before the game at one of the many great restaurants in downtown Glens Falls and follow the game up with a beer at Mean Max Brew Works or a drink at the Bullpen Tavern.