Located slightly over 3 hours from Metro New York, this vast natural paradise (its beauty is often compared to Lake Tahoe in Nevada, and Lake Como in Italy) is an easy drive from the most densely populated area in the country. And, through the years, the surrounding area has been able to maintain a balance between development, recreation and wilderness.

In 1791, Thomas Jefferson wrote that Lake George was the most beautiful water he had ever seen. More than 200 years later… it still is. Created by glaciers, Lake George is a boater’s dream–32 miles from tip to toe, and up to 3 miles wide, her waters are clear and deep and well marked. Lake George is partially fed by underground springs, is 320 feet above sea-level, has 109 miles of shoreline, covers 28,000 acres, has hundreds of  islands, and is bordered by the Adirondack Mountains that cascade steeply into its shore. Much of her shoreline is wilderness, the rest is vacation homes, lakeside resorts, camping, marinas and restaurants.

ON LAKE GEORGE: