1 to 4 1/2 hour cruises with Captain's narration on the Minne-Ha-Ha, M/V Mohican and Lac du Saint Sacrement. Lunch, brunch, dinner, entertainment and Fireworks cruises available. Mohican stops at Bolton Landing Pier Tuesday and Saturday.
Custom, private cruises with licensed pilot aboard vintage, 26 foot cruiser; certified vessel. For small groups or a cruise for two, dock and dine, pet friendly. Bring your own refreshments. Pick up-drop off, and Dock and Dine water taxi. 10 passenger capacity.
Season: Late May-late Oct, daily
I-87 Exit 21, 1 mile north on Rt 9 to State Highway entrance on left. 100-mile view from 2,030' summit. A 5.5 mile 2-lane highway leads to parking lot; enroute are spectacular views of Vermont's Green Mts, New Hampshire's White Mts, New York's Adirondack High Peaks and on a very clear day, the Laurentian Mts of Canada. From parking lot take continuously running viewmobile to summit for more spectacular views. Picnic at summit. Hiking trail access from Lake George Village. Drive time: 10 min 1-way to parking lot plus stops.
Season: May-Oct, check website
Five miniature worlds of model trains in a 5,000 sq ft exhibit space including 50 trains, trolleys, animations, computer lighting, scenery and backdrops. Exhibits include The Station, 1939 World's Fair, Park Ave, Hellgate Bridge, and Prince Edward Island. Groups welcome. Season passes available.
Take a leisure cruise, fly a kite, bring a lunch & swim. Underwater camera and remote control boats. Fun for the whole family; reservations.
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Follow the route of Teddy Roosevelt's wild ride from Mount Marcy to the North Creek Train Station, where he learned that he was to become the 26th President of the U.S. This 40-mile jaunt runs from North Creek to Long Lake.
Rt 28, Warrensburg to Gore Mt, Indian Lake
I-87 Exit 23, north on Rt 9 thru Warrensburg to junction Rts 9 & 28. Take Rt 28 thru Wevertown and North Creek along Hudson River to North River. Four informational kiosks located along Rt 28 from North Creek to North River, highlight different themes including the Adirondack Park and forest preserve, The Hudson River watershed, fun on the river, Hamlet of North River and the history of log drives and log jams. Enjoy overlooks & villages along the way. In autumn, stop at Gore Mt Ski Area to enjoy fall foliage from a ride on the Northwoods Gondola or a scenic train ride in the village of North Creek. Continue on Rt 28, leave Warren County and drive upward through the Siamese Ponds Wilderness Region to the picturesque Village of Indian Lake, passing Lake Adirondack and Lake Abanake. Turn left (south) onto Rt 30 thru Speculator to Rt 8. Turn left (east) onto Rt 8 along the East branch of Sacandaga River, thru the hamlets of Griffin and Bakers Mills, back to Wevertown and then Warrensburg. Drive time: 3.5 hours plus stops.
Rt 9, Lake George to Chestertown
I-87 Exit 23, north on Rt 9 thru Warrensburg to Chestertown (about 7 mi past junction Rts 9 & 28). Enjoy beautiful forest scenery on the way. Stop in Chestertown to explore this quaint and charming village. At junction of Rt 8, turn left on Rts 8 & 9; stay on Rt 9 around picturesque Loon Lake. Continue toward Pottersville and I-87 Exit 26. Drive time: 3/4 hour 1-way plus stops.
Rt 9N, Lake George to Hague & Rt 8, Hague to Brant Lake
I-87 Exit 22 to Rt 9N north. Drive along shoreline of Lake George thru Diamond Point and Bolton Landing. Turn right at Bolton Library (Rogers Memorial Park Drive) for spectacular dockside scenery of lake. Continue north on Rt 9N over Tongue Mt to Silver Bay; stop at overlook for a wonderful view. Continue north to Village of Hague and stop at Town Park. Advance north and view Rogers Rock and grand vistas of northern Lake George. Return to Hague and drive west on Rt 8 through hamlet of Graphite and Dixon Forest, enjoying spectacular views of Adirondack High Peaks. Drive Brant Lake shoreline to I-87 (Exit 25). Drive time: 2 hours round trip plus stops.
Rt 9N, Lake Luzerne to Stony Creek to Warrensburg via Rt 418
I-87 Exit 21, south 11 mi. on Rt 9N to Lake Luzerne. Enjoy Lake Vanare, Fourth Lake and Lake Luzerne on the way. First right after high school onto Mill St, left onto Main St, then right onto Bridge St. Stop at parking area for view of Rockwell Falls, then cross bridge into Hadley; 1/4 mi. to right turn on Stony Creek Rd. Approx 10 miles to Stony Creek, with views of Hudson River and surrounding mountains. In Stony Creek, turn right onto Warrensburg Rd for 12-mi trip to Warrensburg with more river views. At Thurman Station, continue on Rt 418 to Warrensburg. Turn right on Rt 9 for I-87, or turn left for the Lake George-Chestertown tour (above). Another option: just before Thurman Station, turn left on Athol Rd. From Athol, take Mountain Rd and Valley Rd to Garnet Lake Rd South for access to Crane Mountain and Garnet Lake. Drive time: 1 hour 1-way plus stops.
Season: Mem Day weekend-Oct 31, Fri-Mon, 7am; 1pm; daily, 3:45pm
Classic excursion train as well as a passenger rail train along the upper the Hudson River with station stops along the route through what is nationally recognized as the First Wilderness Heritage Corridor between North Creek and Saratoga Springs provide easy access to friendly towns in the region offering dining, museums, shopping and special events. Easy connection available to Albany and New York City on the national rail system at Saratoga Springs. Bike-friendly service from Saratoga to North Creek. North End Local service departs from and returns to Thurman. Ticketed passengers must arrive 30 minutes prior to departure.
Season: Fri-Sun only
The North End Local is service between Thurman and North Creek only. Friday to Sunday in July and August. Please Note: The North End Local does to transfer to full train.
Farm distillery scheduled to open in the fall of 2014. Spirits handcrafted from New York State grains and fruits. Open for tours and tastings, please call for details.
West Mountain in Queensbury offers a variety of beginner to intermediate skiing in the Lake George Region. Groomed trails on leeward side of mountain for all levels. 1,010 ft vertical drop, longest run 1.5 mile, 85% snowmaking, night skiing. Tubing park, terrain park; ski school, rentals, demo days, cafeteria, lounge, restaurant, ski patrol. Mountain biking, volleyball courts, horseshoes, bonfire pit. Summer thru fall chairlift ride to top; fall foliage guided tour by reservation.
Season: Mem Day-Col Day
Spectacular views of Adirondack Mountains and Vermont. Summer and fall chairlift to top of mountain. Fall foliage guided tour by reservation.
Takes you off main transportation routes and onto roads with special intrinsic qualities that create exceptional driving experiences, including the Central Adirondack Trail. Free.
An Architectural Heritage Tour of Warrensburgh NY
Warrensburg, NY 12885
Explore the Warrensburgh Historical District, over 80 historic properties. Free brochure available from Warrensburgh Beautification Committee.
Central Adirondack Trail
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Central Adirondack Trail: The spectacular 140-mile Central Adirondack Trail can be traveled by car and canoe. Beginning at the Cooper's Cave Bridge in Glens Falls, the trail runs northwest through the heart of the Adirondacks following historic waterways and passing myriad of lakes as it proceeds south to Rome, NY where the trail ends.
Cooper's Cave is the site of the fictional hiding place made famous in James Fenimore Cooper's novel The Last of the Mohicans. Nestled under the Cooper's Cave Bridge, which connects the Village of South Glens Falls and the City of Glens Falls, a viewing platform with interpretive information has been constructed for visitors to view the site and learn about James Fenimore Cooper and the Mohican Tribe's legacy in this region.
Season: May-early Oct
Tour the lake, dine at restaurants, picnic on an island. Let us drive, we'll pick you up at most lakeside properties.
Dude Ranch Trail
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This is the land of the Adirondack cowboy. Beginning and ending in the Village of Lake George, the Dude Ranch Trail is a 40-mile loop passing horse ranches, lakeside resort villages, theme parks and services.
Step on guide service for bus tour groups, minimum of 15, by advance reservation. Historical walking tours offered in various locations including Lake George by period attired guides. Designed to meet your interests, several itineraries are available. These walking tours require some moderate to brisk walking ability on lawn, sloped surfaces as well as paved surfaces.
Snowmobile riding on Lake George. Guided snowmobile tours of Prospect Mountain; rentals available. 18 yr and older, valid driver's license REQUIRED, reservations. Weather permitting.
Communities along the Hudson River, upstream from Glens Falls and west of Lake George, have joined together to celebrate their shared history along the earliest route into the heart of the Adirondack wilderness. From the Great Falls of the Hudson, upriver to the dramatic Hudson River Gorge, the stream tumbles over falls and rapids, past dramatic cliffs of magnificent marble, then slows to flow easily through ice meadows. Soldiers followed these trails during French and Indian War.
A self-guided walking tour between the Chapman Historical Museum and The Hyde Collection following a variety of routes, 26 buildings of architectural and historical interest highlighted. Free maps available at City Hall Clerk, City Historian's office Monday thru Friday, excludes holidays, and the museums listed above.
Cruises on Lake George day and evening. Swim, picnic, tube, historic narration.
Season: July-Aug, Wed
2-hr educational aquatic learning adventure on Lake George with the educational staff of the Lake George Association. Take part in hands-on activities as you learn about the geologic history of the lake. Wednesday, July and August. Maximum 30 people, reservations required.
Season: Mid-May - Mid-October
Scenic horse & carriage tours of the Lake George Beach area and Battlefield Park. Beautiful scenery and lake views.
Customized pontoon boat adventures. Log Bay & Paradise Bay swims; tubing, island picnics & BBQ.
The Adirondac & Horicon Cruise Boats provide scenic narrated sight-seeing, historic, entertainment, dinner and fireworks cruises. Children, military and senior discounts available.
Self-guided to spectacular landscape laden with history. All-American Road - "The Great Northeast Journey", North America's first inter-connected waterway shaped the nation-building activities of the U.S. and Canada connecting historic waters of Lake George, Lake Champlain Canal, Hudson River, Chambly Canal to Richelieu and St Lawrence Rivers. By bike, foot, boat or car, Lakes to Locks Passage provides access to natural, historical, cultural and recreational sites over 200 miles of this historic watercourse used by migratory birds and native peoples, explorers, armies, commercial enterprises.
Scenic flights of Lake George region. Families, couples and luxury seekers. Pet-friendly. Certified flight instructor.
Family fun and educational too! Certified tree farm practicing silviculture to promote sustainable forestry management, woods walks, sawmill demonstrations and more including an annual Lumber Woods Walk in June. Also a stop on the annual Thurman Fall Farm Tour in October. Bus tours are welcome, fee.
Mohican Trail Historical Driving Tour
136 Glen St
Glens Falls, NY 12801
Self-guided military history tour. "The Heart of the Hudson-Champlain Corridor", from Glens Falls to Ticonderoga. Includes 17th-19th century military sites, museums, cemeteries, forts and houses in the heart of Revolutionary War area.
Replica of 19th century touring boat. Sightseeing cruise through the narrows with some of the best views of the Adirondacks. Featuring firework cruises on Thursday; reservations.
Mountain Road Carriage Co
1879 Glens Falls Mountain Rd
Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Horsedrawn carriage limousine service to local restaurants and for special occations. Also scenic carriage rides in and around Lake Luzerne and Rockwell Falls area. Reservations.
Season: Memorial Day-Columbus Day; Mid Dec-March
Largest marble cave entrance in the east. Self-guided tour, caves, waterfall, geological wonders. Guided caving adventure tour by reservation. Snowshoe Adventure features over 10 miles of trails, self-guided tours; guided Saturday night tours. Snowshoe rentals available; reservations required.
Relive the Birth of a Great Nation. Self-guided tour of some of the most important sites of the French & Indian and Revolutionary Wars. Over 40 historic sites includes authentically restored forts and grand government buildings.
All Trails Lead to New York State. In colonial and revolutionary America, New York State was at the crossroads of the growing nation and history. Self-guided tour highlights over 40 historic sites.
Self-guided tour from Native American perspective of French and Indian and Revolutionary Wars. Highlights Iroquois, Mohican Oneida, Seneca, and others. Learn more of the valiant struggles and invaluable contributions of the Native American people.
Waterways were the natural superhighways of the late 18th century. Relive our legacy, travel and explore. Self-guided tour of these historic waterways used during the French & Indian and Revolutionary Wars.
Scenic helicopter flights for up to 3 passengers, by reservation over Lake George, Gore Mountain and more.
Offers views of High Peaks and Southern Adirondacks. Enjoy hiking, picnicking, food service available; great photo opportunities.