The year-round beauty of our mountains and lakes beckons travelers to come and stay a while. How can anyone resist? With events, shopping, recreation, dining, fabulous accommodations and quaint towns to explore, no wonder the Lake George Area is a favorite destination!
Your ultimate winter getaway is here . . . in the Lake George Area
When the lakes freeze and layers of snow blanket the mountains, it’s time to celebrate the season in all its wintry glory.
Top-notch skiing and boarding can be yours on 3 serious mountains. Gore Mountain boasts 109 trails, 2,537’ of vertical drop and some of the steepest trails in the east. West Mountain is an easy-to-reach mountain that just added a new triple chair, wider terrain park trails and the signature Gnar Wall Trail. Ski Hickory is a family-friendly mountain that rises 1200’ from the banks of the Hudson River with long glades and gentle terrain on 19 trails. Take your pick. There’s a mountain for you!
Bring your sled to the foothills of the Adirondacks and experience 200+ miles of snowmobile trails. Four local clubs meticulously maintain corridor and secondary trails that will take you through well-groomed forested trails or up the road to Prospect Mountain for views of Lake George. Vroooom.
Summer hiking trails become a winter wonderland when the snow begins to fall. Snowshoes or back-country skis will take you to scenic overlooks or a forested lean-to. Classic cross country skiers and skate skiers will find miles of neatly tracked and groomed trails.
Anglers know that some of the best ice fishing in the southeastern Adirondacks can be found in the Lake George Area. Smaller lakes are the first to freeze over and ice anglers know there are holdover brown and rainbow trout to be caught. Lake George takes longer to freeze, but once it does, this two-story fishery offers quality angling for Landlocked Atlantic Salmon, trophy Lake Trout, Northern Pike and Perch.
And don’t forget winter carnivals! The month of February is chock-full of winter carnival fun in Hague, Brant Lake and Lake George. Cheer for your favorite outhouse racers, cast your vote in the chili cook-off or join the polar swimmers. Top this off with Saturday night fireworks for a rip-roaring night of February fun.
There’s no need to hibernate when there’s so much winter fun waiting just for you! Your ultimate winter getaway is here! Come join us.