News has been traveling over the hills and through the woods that there is a brand-new, award winning attraction coming to the Lake George Area this winter season! Ice Castles Lake George is an awe-inspiring, must-see winter phenomenon that brings fairy tales to life. This winter event is built entirely by hand using hundreds of thousands of icicles, grown, sculpted, and hand-placed by professional ice artists.

This Is Ice Castles Lake George

Whether planning a mid-week family vacation or a couple’s weekend getaway around this spectacular winter event there are so many attractions and activities to add to your itinerary that are guaranteed to make your Ice Castles experience even more magical!

Homebase For Your Ice Castles Adventure


If your trip includes overnights, be sure to take extra time when booking your lodging to build in some hotel time to unwind after a chilly day of outdoor adventure.  The Lake George Area offers a wide array of winter lodging options that range from affordable, modest motel rooms to lakeside resorts complete with luxury amenities and picturesque views.

Or consider lodging that offers its own style of activities and entertainment to enjoy on days not exploring Ice Castles. Parents can get some much needed down-time as the kids slip, slide and splash the day away at an indoor water park and lodge or couples can enjoy a cozy and romantic sleigh ride at one of the area’s rustic dude ranches.  

Sleigh Ride


Include More Winter Wonders

Round out your Ice Castles itinerary with wintery activities that bring back the magic of childhood. Ice skating on a frozen lake or sledding down a steep hill go hand-in-hand with winter. From local parks to lit-up hills, sledding and tubing are still a cherished activity by kids and parents alike!

The Lake George Area offers some of the best skiing and riding in New York with miles and miles of trails ranging from family-friendly hills to sprawling mountains offering steep black diamond trails and powdered glades. And don’t forget your snowshoes or cross-country skis to hit those snow-covered trails that crisscross the region.  If you don’t have your own equipment, rentals are available at many snowshoe/ski facilities in the area.

Indoor Activities Galore!

Don’t forget there’s plenty of warm, indoor fun to consider before or after exploring Ice Castles. The area's many year-round museum's offer a glimpse into the area's unique history, heritage, art and culture so be sure to check one or two out while you are here. 

From bargain factory outlet shopping and family-friendly indoor amusements like bowling, roller skating and indoor rock climbing there is something to entertain even the snowbirds in your vacation party!



Indulge In Local Experiences


A visit wouldn’t be complete without sampling the local flare of the area’s unique year-round restaurants, breweries, wineries and other culinary experiences. From refreshing craft beers and exceptional local wines to up-and-coming distilleries, every taste is covered so indulge in something local while you are here! For a truly unique sipping experience visit one of the many Ice Bar lounges that pop up at the local watering holes in the months of January and February!

Ice Bar

For more information on planning your Ice Castles Getaway to the Lake George Area or 800-365-1050