The Lake George Area is rich in myriad locally crafted products you'll find no place else. From specialty chocolates, cheeses, meats and maple products to crafts, clothing, antiques and sporting goods, it's now easier than ever to just click on a link and have these one-of-a-kind holiday gift ideas on their way to your doorstep! So, whether you're on the road or shopping from home this year, set your virtual GPS and let each of our communities show off some of the great stuff they have to offer ...
Welcome to Hometown USA! If you want to get all of your holiday shopping done in one trip, the beautiful city of Glens Falls is your first and last stop. Find chic clothing at MinkyMink, outdoor clothing and goods at Fountain Square Outfitters or Patagonia, delicious olive oils at Lake George Olive Oil Company, and an assortment of wild gifts at Rude Betty, among many other unique shops. The best part? They're all within walking distance of each other. A couple of blocks away from the city center sits the historic Shirt Factory, home to almost 100 eclectic artisans offering a range of items including salt lamps, loose tea pottery, reclaimed furniture and more!
Up the road is the sprawling town of Queensbury, where The Silo offers cider donuts to die for as well as neat country-store gift options. But for those national brand name items you're looking for, stop at Aviation Mall or the Factory Outlets complex on the Million Dollar Half Mile. If you can't find it here, just scratch it off your list because it doesn't exist!
Lake George Village
Moving north, the strip of shops and restaurants in Lake George Village that is crammed all summer long offers some great opportunities for holiday shopping, as well. If you want to do some last-minute decorating or buy Christmas items, try the A Christmas to Remember store. For all things uniquely branded Lake George, a visit to the I Wear Local store is an absolute must. To really boost your gift recipients' spirits, stop by Adirondack Pub and Brewery for a huge selection of craft beverages and merchandise or drop into Adirondack Winery to sample and buy some delicious vino! Many local shops carry Love is on Lake George merch, or you can shop their online store from the convenience of your home.
Then, head west to beautiful Lake Luzerne for a stop at the brand new home of Nettle Meadow Artisan Cheese. These award-winning cheeses are produced right here but are shipped and enjoyed around the world! With a huge variety to choose from, these make wonderful gifts. And for the craftsperson in your family, the Adirondack Folk School's year-round classes include Adirondack chair building, twig and rustic furniture, caning, birch bark basketry, and much more! Give the gift of experience, a truly unique Adirondack idea for the novice or the master craftsman!
Stony Creek, Thurman
Stony Creek and Thurman boast some of the most beautiful forested landscape in the Adirondacks and each are home to craftsmen who produce the finest liquid gold found anywhere in the world! Maple Syrup producers in the Lake George Area distribute their sweet creations near and far and with the click of a link, your delicious treasures will be on the way to your own home. Check in with Hidden Hollow Maple Farm, Valley Road Maple Farm, Toad Hill Maple Farm, Adirondack Gold Maple Farm and Mud Street Maple. They won't disappoint!
And while you're in this neck of the woods, a stop at Martin's Lumber Wood and Craft Shop will inspire some great gift ideas, from sturdy Adirondack furnishings to delicate clothing accessories.
Horicon, Brant Lake
The communities of Horicon and Brant Lake are home to several truly Adirondack establishments welcoming holiday shoppers. Head north to the Adirondack General Store for a unique collection of awesome rustic gifts!
And why not celebrate the breathtaking scenery of the Adirondacks and send it right into the homes of those relatives and friends on your Christmas list? Famed local photographer Carl Heilman has captured miraculous images of our wilderness region and presented them in prints and unique merchandise. Again, these one-of-a-kind works of art make wonderful gifts and are only a click away!
Just down route 8 from Horicon is the town of Chester. First stop on your virtual trip is The Crossroads for Adirondack goods, outdoor recreation gear, and coolers full of craft beer. Your next stop should be at Brannigan's Adirondack Moonshine, an Adirondack-themed liquor store that sells a variety of local hooch.
Johnsburg, North Creek, Wevertown
The northern Warren County ski town of Johnsburg includes the quaint mountain hamlets of North Creek and Wevertown, and all combined make a great place to holiday shop for those special Adirondack gifts. Check out Cunningham's Ski Barn for all things skiing and snowboarding and then roll into the main street of North Creek, a gift-hunter's haven! Visit North Creek Trading Post to find gifts for all of the outdoors-lovers in your life, then its on to Hudson River Trading Company for rugged and beautiful Adirondack furnishings and gift selections.
And the greatest gift you can get for the palate can be found at Barkeater Chocolates. Like other exclusive Adirondack specialties, this selection of handmade artisan chocolates can be found nowhere else, yet are shipped everywhere! Look through the extensive choices and you're guaranteed big smiles from those to whom you gifted them!
There's more holiday shopping than meets the eye in the town of Warrensburg. The must-stop shop is Oscar's Smokehouse where you can find meats, cheeses, mustard, and more. Those on the hunt for antiques should make a point of checking out Miller Antiques and More and The Pillars Antiques. And take a peek at the really creative gift ideas that local artisans have lined the shelves with at Riverside Gallery on the Schroon River.
The small town of Bolton Landing is a great place to shop for the holidays. Find Lake George-themed clothing and gear at Local, Lakeview Trading, and Trees Adirondack Gifts & Books. Shop for the local booze your friends and family love at Bolton Landing Brewing Company and the Adirondack Winery Tasting Room. Hunt for priceless antiques at Lakeview Antiques and Black Bass Antiques. Grab more unique gifts your family loves at Serendipity Boutique, Happy Jacks, Mrs. Whizzy Fizz Pop's Candy Store, and the Indian Teepee Gift Shop.
Looking for a great last-minute gift idea? Why not show your Warren County pride and give an illustrated poster celebrating our local municipalities? The posters feature artwork designed by local firm Sidekick Creative and can be purchased for $10 each. They're printed on high quality paper and are 16" x 20". They can be purchased at the Warren County Municipal Center complex in the Planning Department, at the Historian's Office or at the Warren County Historical Society Museum. Contact Sara Frankenfeld at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.