Tantalize your taste buds with this exciting itinerary featuring the local flare of our area's unique restaurants, breweries, micro-wineries and other exciting culinary experiences and attractions.
Board the Saratoga & North Creek Railway at the Saratoga Station for a scenic, two-hour rail excursion along the gorgeous Hudson River. The full-length dome cars are equipped with kitchens allowing for exceptional on-board dining prepared fresh to order. The railroad concept of food service focuses on the agricultural bounty of the Adirondack Region, sourcing food within mere miles of the railroad and using providers who believe in sustainable agriculture. Disembark for a quick stop at The North Creek Depot Museum at the North Creek Station. This quaint venue offers exhibits that tell the tale of Teddy Roosevelt's midnight ride to the station when he learned he was to become the 26th President of the United States after hiking in the Adirondacks, as well as the history of the Adirondack Railway and its effect on the Gore Mountain Region.
On your way to Lake George Village, be sure to stop at Oscar's Adirondack Smokehouse to sample their famous smoked meats, cheeses, and a selection of local products such as mustard, maple syrup, goat cheese, sauces and baked goods. Family owned and operated for decades, Oscar's is truly the hidden gem of the North Country and touted by foodie celebrities such as Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri.
Evening free time activities can include exploring all the Village of Lake George has to offer. The Village is bustling with unique culinary experiences and venues. A must-stop is the Adirondack Winery for a wine-tasting demonstration and souvenir wine glass. Drop into The Adirondack Pub & Brewery and discover their unique process of making authentic, barrel aged beers and grab a bite for dinner or just relax and enjoy the scenery on the expansive deck.
Your culinary journey continues with a delicious brunch or lunch aboard one of the touring vessels navigating "The Queen of American Lakes" daily. Cruise the scenic waters of 32-mile long Lake George with either Lake George Steamboat Company or Lake George Shoreline Cruises. Dine aboard the Lac Du Saint Sacrement, The Horicon, or The Adirondac while floating on the scenic waters is sure to be an unforgettable experience.
The afternoon can be spent shopping at the nearby "Million Dollar Half Mile," home to over 70 Brand name Factory Outlets. Just down the road you'll find Martha's Dandee Crème a Lake George landmark for over 50 years. Famous not only for its soft serve flavors but also its roadside rooster, Martha's has been featured on The Today Show and is recognized as a top 10 ice cream parlor in the nation on Trip Advisor!
What does the evening have in store? Be entertained at one of the many theatre options in the area. The Lake Theatre offers delicious meals and professional performances at The Holiday Inn Resort in season. Laura Roth offers Cabaret-style entertainment and dinner at The Georgian Resort and Surfside on the Lake Resort, and a unique Polynesian-themed dinner show can be found at The Tiki Resort's Waikiki Supper Club.