You don’t need to spend a fortune to enjoy a vacation in the Lake George Area. From exploring nature preserves to watching fireworks shows, there is plenty to do that is easy on the wallet.

Vacations don’t have to cost you an arm and a leg in the Lake George Area. There are free activities and free events in every town across the region. Families will love the free concerts put on in towns all over the region. These concerts are usually held weekly during the summer season. There’s always a fireworks show blasting off as well, especially during the summer. Free activities for kids abound in the Lake George Area such as a family-friendly ride on the Warren County Bikeway or swimming at the region’s beautiful beaches. Free activities for couples are all over the area, including hiking Adirondack trails and taking scenic driving tours through the Lake George Area’s quaint towns. Vacationing on a budget is easy to do in the Lake George Area.

Horicon Historical Museum

Adirondack pioneer home life is presented in a 9-room restored farmhouse filled with local history. Includes collection of antique clothing, furniture, china, quilts and old photographs; Horse-drawn farm equipment, old tools, boats.

Freedom Park

The perfect park for children with a variety of physical abilities! Freedom Park is a barrier-free playground, making it accessible to those with disabilities. The playground has swings, slides, a sand table, and climbing structures. There are picnic tables and a portable restroom at the park. No pets please.    

Hague Historical Museum

The Clifton F West Memorial Room maintained by the Hague Historical Society features the history of Hague, the once booming town of Graphite and the mining operation. Gallery and museum featuring local Adirondack artists. A Path Through History attraction.

Widlund Gallery, The

Features an eclectic array of works by local and regional artists and an annual exhibition by the students of Johnsburg Central School.

Loon Lake Town Beach

Well-maintained beach with benches, picnic area and small boat launch for non motorized boats. 

Veterans Memorial Park

Swim in the sun on Lake George at Veterans Memorial Park! Have fun in the sun at Veterans Memorial Park, a public park in the heart of Bolton Landing. Swim in the shallow swimming area or lounge on the sandy beach. Play basketball, hang on the docks, and enjoy picnic tables & grills, a playground, and a pavilion. The beach is open daily throughout the summer with lifeguards present.

Shepard Park

Bring your beach towel, a picnic lunch, and plenty of sunscreen, because you're not going to want to leave Shepard Park! Shepard Park Beach is conveniently located in the heart of Lake George Village.

Lake George Beach

Your favorite Lake George Beach!

Hall of Heroes Military History Museum at the Patriot of Lake George

Dedicated to the memory and sacrifices of our nation's heroes. Representation from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, recruiting posters, battlefield relics.

Music in the Park

Bring your blanket or a chair.

2nd Floor Gallery

We have monthly exhibitions featuring our members in both solo and group shows. July and August we are a stop on the Third Thursday Art Walk. NorthCountryARTS is a volunteer-run membership arts organization founded to provide opportunities, encourage and promote artists and artisans in the north country.    

Pagenstecher Pulp Mill Museum

Museum of industrial machinery, photos. Houses the first American made grinding machine made by Bagley & Sewell of Watertown.