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Known as one of the best vacation spots in America, Lake George truly has it all. Spend time exploring the rich history of the French and Indian War, tackling challenging hikes, and lounging on beautiful beaches that will make you wish you could stay forever. It's a family-friendly town, and lends itself to people of all interests who want to visit the Adirondack Park.
To learn about the history of Lake George, stop by the Fort William Henry Museum. Constructed in 1755, Fort William Henry was a stronghold for the British during the French and Indian War. The restored colonial fortress has been turned into a museum, offering different programs throughout the year.
Fort William Henry is located in the heart of Lake George, making it a perfect addition to your time in the village. Next to Fort William Henry you'll find Around the World Miniature Golf, which features two separate golf courses, one taking you around the world, and the other taking you through the United States.
After exploring the world through mini golf, cross the street for a cruise on Lake George. Both the Lake George Steamboat Company and Lake George Shoreline Cruises offer a variety of cruise options on the Queen of American Lakes. You can also hop aboard on most Thursday nights in the summer to enjoy Lake George's famous fireworks show from the water! Other options include brunch, lunch, dinner, and short sight-seeing cruises.
If you want to relax on the beach, Lake George has plenty to choose from. On the southern tip alone, Lake George offers four public beaches. Usher Park on the eastern side, Million Dollar Beach as well as Dog Beach on the southern tip, and Shepard Park Beach on the western side are all open to the public. No matter which you choose, you'll find amazing scenery.
Interested in an outdoor adventure? The Prospect Mountain Hiking Trail is a challenging hike with a stunning view at the top. If you're not interested in hiking but still want a gorgeous view, you can drive up the Prospect Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway for $10. The drive will put you at the summit of the hiking trail so that you can enjoy the magnificent mountains from the comfort of your car.
A short drive from the village of Lake George, the Lake George Factory Outlets is a must stop shopping excursion. Whether you're looking for high-end deals or want to spend the afternoon window shopping, there's something for you!
After a long day of Lake George fun, there's a variety of dining options to check out! The town is full of pizza shops, so if you're looking for a slice or a whole pie, Lake George is the place. Town favorites include: Giuseppe's Pizzeria, Mezzaluna's Pizzeria, Pizza Jerks, Capri Pizzeria, and Gino & Tony's Italian Eatery. Pizza not your thing? There are many other options in and out of the village.
If you're ever in the area and looking for breakfast, look no further than Caffe Vero. Using beans that they roast on site, all of their coffee offerings are sure to satisfy. Their breakfast is out of this world, yet still affordable. They also offer a large selection of baked goods and a lunch menu. Staying in town, the Adirondack Pub & Brewery offers great food options with their own house brewed beers and sodas. For more in town fun, visit the Adirondack Winery as well as the Lake George Distilling Company. Both offer tastings and sell their products at their storefronts in the village. 163 Taproom also offers 16 rotating craft beers on tap in addition to an excellent food menu. If you're looking for some competition, they also have a free shuffleboard!
While the village of Lake George has great food options, if you have time it's worth driving down Route 149 to Bistro LeRoux. Offering sophisticated Adirondack cuisine with a rotating seasonal menu, their flavors will make your taste buds dance. They offer full and half-plate options for most meals and have a children's menu for picky eaters. They are also extremely accommodating to any food restrictions you may have.
Lake George is a town you must explore to experience it all. These are just a few things we love about Lake George, but it offers so much more. The best part about going to a new town is finding new places and activities that are off the beaten path. Let us know what your favorite things are about Lake George and some of your favorite places to visit.