The Insider Guide

From places to see and things to do, our blogs can assist you in planning your next getaway or help you learn more about the Lake George Area! Look to The Insider Guide for suggested itineraries, firsthand experiences, and much more! 

Welcome Spring With These Five Easy Hikes

The Lake George Area is unthawing, and what better way to welcome spring than with these five easy hikes! *Muddy paws welcome – all 5 hikes are dog approved! (Must be leashed.) Spring Hiking Tips: As the snow melts, the ground becomes saturated – be prepared for muddy conditions and spring…

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10 Fun Things to Do for Father's Day

No one has your back like dad does! Father’s Day is June 16, and what a great time to celebrate in the Lake George Area. With June’s agreeable temps. and bright, blue skies, the region transforms into a bustling summer destination with fun things to do for every kind of dad. Spend some time bonding…

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8 Stunning Places to Propose in the Lake George Area

You’ve picked out the ring, you’ve set the date, and now you need to find the place. Look no further. Here are 8 stunning locations to pop the question in the Lake George Area: 1. The Sagamore Resort Bolton Landing This historically renowned destination on Green Island has gorgeous scenes for…

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Visit the Lake George Area on Less Than a Tank of Gas

Enjoy your vacation to the Lake George Area this summer without spending a lot at the pump. Traveling on a budget can be easy with plenty of free and fun activities to do in every town across the region. Get Lost in the Woods Hiking The Lake George Area is made up of many nature preserves and…

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A Winter Walk on Crane Mountain

Tucked away on Ski Hi Road in the Town of Johnsburg is a short but rather rocky and challenging hike to Crane Mountain. With an elevation of 3,241', Crane is one of the more challenging hikes in the Lake George Area. Ours was the first car in the parking lot at 11:00 am, a later start than usual on…

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Hiking Highlight - Amy's Park

Despite a light rain and thick cloud cover, I decided to drive to Bolton Landing to explore Amy’s Park. This short trail maintained by the Lake George Land Conservancy is located next to the Godwin Preserve, making the area a compound of hiking goodness. I pulled off on the side of Trout Falls Road…

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Hiking Highlight - Potash Mountain

New trails aren’t common in the Adirondacks, so exploring a newer one is a fun experience. The Potash Mountain Hiking Trail is one of these rare, relatively new trails. The bald southern face of Potash is a common sight in Lake Luzerne, but the state-owned summit was landlocked until recently…

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Hiking Highlight - Godwin Preserve

Not every hike in the Lake George Area offers a stunning view of Lake George. That’s okay. There’s a collection of trails throughout the region that bring adventurers to vistas highlighting other aspects of the Adirondacks. One of these trails is the Godwin Preserve, a Lake George Land Conservancy…

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Hiking Highlight - Berry Pond Preserve

There are dozens of hiking trails in the Lake George Area. They’re scattered around the towns and villages of the region, trailheads peeking out from roadsides like hitchhikers, waiting for adventurers to drive by and discover them. The Berry Pond Preserve is one of these hidden trailheads. The…

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Hiking Highlight - Hudson Pointe Nature Preserve

The Hudson River, which originates in the Adirondacks from Lake Tear of the Clouds and flows into the Atlantic Ocean, runs through the Lake George Area’s backyard. The mighty Hudson is a recreational centerpiece of the region, with paddlers, rafters, and hikers benefiting from her waters. People can…

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