The Lake George Area – the Original Vacation – is well-renowned for its small-town charm and natural beauty. A bucket list destination, it delivers an authentic Adirondack experience on and around “The Queen of American Lakes”.

The Lake George Area’s accolades include:


The Travel’s “7 Affordable Summer Vacation Spots in New York” (2024)

Traveling on a budget? Not a problem! Lake George is one of The Travel’s “7 Affordable Summer Vacation Spots in New York”. Some wallet-friendly activities included in this article: hiking Prospect Mountain, swimming or renting a kayak as a means to explore Lake George, picnicking at Million Dollar Beach, traveling the Warren County Bikeway, or attending free shows and fireworks at Shepard Park, such as the Lake George Jazz Festival. Average hotel cost is $91 per night. And, “for a budget solo traveler cost to visit Lake George for a week is $1,003 to $2,051”.  

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Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards Best of the Best 2024, Everyday Eats – United States 

Congratulations are in order to Charlie’s Bar & Kitchen in Lake George, who has won a Travelers’ Choice Award from Tripadvisor in the “Restaurants” category. Serving up classic American cuisine, a family-friendly atmosphere, and multiple dining spaces, Charlie’s has received a 5-rating rating out of 947 reviews. 

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Ski Magazine’s Best in the East 2024 Resort Guide

Gore Mountain, the Lake George Area’s ski and snowboard mecca, has received numerous accolades from Ski Magazine’s Best in the East 2024 Resort Guide. Gore has been ranked in the top 10 on several lists, receiving 5th for Lift Systems, 6th for Terrain Variety, 7th for Snow & Overall Satisfaction, 8th for Guest Services & Family Friendliness, 9th for Quick Trips, and 10th for Grooming.

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The Travel’s “This is the Most Beautiful Town in New York to Visit in 2024”

Lake George has received high distinction from The Travel in a feature titled, “This is the Most Beautiful Town in New York to Visit in 2024”. From geography and history to transportation and top attractions, this very thorough article includes many aspects that make Lake George a dream vacation destination…

“New York’s most beautiful town promises a world of outdoor escapades, tranquil lakeside views, and a community that holds its heritage dear. Whether one’s journey begins from nearby or afar, the final destination is a world of scenic beauty.”

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Campspot’s “2024 Best Cities for a Calm-Cation” 

Campspot, a camping resource website, has published a report with the “2024 Best Cities for a Calm-Cation”. Considered in their calculations were 5 factors: camping availability, overall ratings and average price, proximity to water, AQI data and dark skies, and high-speed internet connection. Based on this, Lake George has received the ranking of #9 in “best destinations for water-lust wellness”. Campspot’s featured bucket list campground in the Lake George Area is the Schroon River Escape Lodges and RV Resort which “offers nearly a mile of river frontage on the nearby Schroon River, with access to fishing, a pool, and just 15 minutes from Lake George”.

To view the full report, click here.

Travel & Leisure’s “This Town Is the Calmest Camping Spot in the U.S.” (2024)

“Fresh air, natural water features, and clear views of the night sky” – what more could you ask for? Travel & Leisure’s feature, “The Town Is the Calmest Camping Spot in the U.S.”, mentions Lake George as one of the top ten calmest camping spots in the U.S. using Campspot’s ranking. 

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WeddingWire’s 2024 Couples’ Choice Awards® 

Once again, a lengthy list of leading Lake George Area event venues have won a WeddingWire 2024 Couples’ Choice Award®. This honor is determined by more than one million couples who use the wedding planning website/database. 

2024 Couples’ Choice Awards® Winners in the Lake George Area: 

  • Fort William Henry Hotel
  • Friends Lake Inn
  • Garnet Hill Lodge 
  • Hiland Park Country Club
  • Surfside on the Lake 
  • The Inn at Erlowest
  • The Lodge on Echo Lake 
  • The Queensbury Hotel

To view the full list, click here.

WordAtlas’ “7 Must-See Historic Towns in Upstate New York” (2024)

Upstate New York is a network of “centuries-old small towns”. Lake George is often noticed for its prominent role in history, as well as being the birthplace of the Original Vacation. And, WordAtlas calls out some of our cornerstones in their article titled, “7 Must-See Historic Towns in Upstate New York”. They include the 200-year old Lake George Steamboat Company, Six Flags Great Escape and Magic Forest that have both welcomed several generations of amusement-seekers, and Battlefield Park with memorials from the French & Indian War. 

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Travel & Leisure’s “9 Best Places to Ski in New York State” (2023)

Did you know that New York has more ski resorts than any state in the U.S.? Out of over 50, Travel & Leisure has rounded up the “9 Best Places to ski in New York State” and Gore Mountain has earned the number one spot. Gore offers “the most skiable terrain” with “gentle trails for beginners and more challenging terrain for those with a bit more experience”. Most of all, “it’s also a mountain ideal for those who care about keeping wild places wild".

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WordAtlas’ “7 Best Towns in Upstate New York for a Winter Getaway” (2023)

Earning a spot on WorldAtlas’ list of the “7 Best Towns in Upstate New York for a Winter Getaway”, Lake George “surprises visitors with unique experiences, making a winter getaway unforgettable”.

Lake George boasts classic snow day activities like skiing and tubing, as well as ice fishing and dog sledding. Our region also has a range of snug accommodations, such as The Sagamore Resort with “panoramic Adirondack views, heated pools, a spa, and an ice bar. Or, the Cornerstone Victorian Bed & Breakfast “providing a cozy atmosphere and a five-course breakfast”.

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Time Out’s “The Prettiest Northeastern Towns to Visit This Winter for a Cozy Vacation” (2023)

Bolton Landing, with its historic charm, has been named by Time Out as one of “The Prettiest Northeastern Towns to Visit This Winter for a Cozy Vacation”. Book a stay at the “elegant Sagamore Resort, nestled on the shores of Lake George, [that] was once a favored retreat of industrial titans like Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, and Morgan". And while you’re in town, reserve a table at The Gem for the “tastiest North Carolina-style barbecue this side of Goldsboro”. After a warm hearty meal, pop in next door at the Little Gem “to stave off that post-sunset temperature drop” with a bottle of red or a bottled cocktail to bring back to enjoy back at your accommodations.

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Le Journal de Montréal’s “Discovering the Northeastern United States: Moment Factory is a Dream in Lake George” (2023)

Le Journal de Montréal, a French-language newspaper, provides first-hand insight and feedback on one of our newest seasonal attractions, Winter’s Dream by Moment Factory. The feature article, titled “Discovering the Northeastern United States: Moment Factory is a Dream in Lake George,” details how the immersive multimedia experience provides a different viewpoint of our area as a destination – making it shine as a winter wonderland. Key takeaways include: Winter’s Dream is not dependent on the “whims of Mother Nature”; the soundtrack created by Moment Factory; and the interactive portion that is “difficult to resist” and where “the child in us is immediately challenged”.

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Elite Traveler’s “The Best Hotels of New York for Thanksgiving” (2023)

The Lake George Area “is known for being the birthplace of the American vacation, where the Roosevelts, Vanderbilts, and Rockefellers holidayed in great serenity amongst the extraordinary natural beauty”.

Spend your holiday at The Sagamore Resort, named one of “The Best Hotels of New York for Thanksgiving” by Elite Traveler. The Sagamore Resort welcomes you to book a Thanksgiving getaway with them and be treated to a chef-prepared holiday buffet with all the gourmet fixings.

“Over 140 years old, the hotel is not quite as old as the pilgrims, but the ambiance of warmth during the festivities leaves one thinking otherwise. Food, family, and the great American outdoors; this really is one of the best hotels in New York for an All-American Thanksgiving.”

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Only In Your State’s “Here Are the 15 Absolute Best Places to Visit in November Across the United States” (2023)

“Visiting Lake George, New York in November is a special time of year when fall colors linger and hiking trails invite you to explore them. It is a lovely time of year filled with harvest festivals, apple picking, craft beer tours, and plenty of outdoor adventures.” For these draws, Lake George has been included by Only In Your State’s article, “Here Are the 15 Absolute Best Places to Visit in November Across the United States”.

A November Lake George getaway includes scenic fall drives along the shore, hiking Adirondack peaks, and walking the charming town as you browse quaint shops and dine at delightful restaurants and cafes. “This picture-perfect town of the same name is a true hidden gem.”

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USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice 2023, Best Destination Resort

The results are in! The Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing has been named one of the Best Destination Resorts in the country for USA Today’s 10Best Reader’s Choice 2023 – thanks to you, the voters! Those awarded this honor “lavish guests with plush accommodations, top-notch dining, and a host of activities – a complete vacation in a single package”.

While staying at The Sagamore, “experience the unmatched beauty of the Adirondacks” on Lake George. “On a private 70-acre island just an hour's drive from Albany, this destination resort offers luxurious lakeside accommodations, an 18-hole golf course, a spa, renowned dining experiences, and an unmatched selection of water and land activities.”

To view the full list, click here.

USA Today’s “16 Best Lake Resorts and Hotels in the U.S. for Families” (2023)

A family-friendly Lake George Area vacation is well-represented by The Sagamore Resort in USA Today’s article titled, “16 Best Lake Resorts and Hotels in the U.S. for Families”. This property in Bolton Landing “respects its history while keeping up with the luxuries expected by modern travelers”.

“Family groups benefit from the range of lodging options, the lake resort’s Rec Center [which] is pure kid heaven”, and other all-inclusive fun throughout the four seasons.

To read the full article, click here.

Tripadvisor’s 2023 Traveler’s Choice, Best of the Best Family-Friendly Hotels, United States

Tripadvisor’s 2023 Traveler’s Choice Best of the Best is here, and the Lake George Area is proud to announce that our very own Scotty’s Lakeside Resort has earned a spot on the list of family-friendly hotels in the United States.

“Scotty’s Lakeside Resort puts the best of Lake George at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.” They welcome all guests to get comfortable and take advantage of all the amenities they offer, including free Wi-Fi, flat screen TVs, air conditioning, 24-hour front desk services, a picnic area, pool, lounge, and free parking. Scotty’s central location in the Village of Lake George also makes family vacations easy, being within walking distance to popular restaurants, such as Adirondack Pub & Brewery, and local attractions, like the Fort William Henry Museum. But, what travelers love most about Scotty’s is the kids’ pool, poolside bar, and kids’ outdoor play equipment.

To view the full list, click here.

Tripadvisor’s 2023 Traveler’s Choice, Best of the Best Everyday Eats, United States

Tripadvisor’s 2023 Traveler’s Choice Best of the Best is here, and the Lake George Area is proud to announce that our very own Charlie’s Bar & Kitchen has earned a spot on the list of everyday eats in the United States.

Charlie’s Bar & Kitchen is an American Restaurant in the heart of the Lake George Area, serving up delicious meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner – “fresh and local ingredients in traditional favorites”. Popular breakfast dishes are their fluffy pancakes, delicious omelettes, and avocado toast. Dinner highlights Iowa Premium Certified Angus Beef. Open year-round, Charlie’s has indoor and outdoor seating, as well as a full-service bar and lounge area.

To view the full list, click here.

Condé Nast Top 12 Resorts in Northeast and Midatlantic: Readers’ Choice Awards 2023

The Sagamore Resort, a Lake George Area icon, has been recently recognized on the Condé Nast Top 12 Resorts in the Northeast and Midatlantic for the Readers’ Choice Awards of 2023. With some tough competition, The Sagamore Resort earned the 12th spot on the list and an impressive score of 91.83

To view the full list, click here.

Condé Nast Traveler’s “Where to Eat, Stay, and Play in the Adirondacks – the Birthplace of the American Vacation” (2023)

Few know that the Adirondacks is where the term “vacation” was coined, or that the area was a popular getaway for elite families during the Gilded Age. But, “today travelers from New York City and beyond are rediscovering the region and finding refreshed options alongside long-time favorites…”.

Our slice of “this six-million-acre playground” is where you can complete one of the Adirondacks less-intense, multi-peak hiking challenges, the Lake George 12ster, or stay at one of the Adirondack’s “great camps of yesteryear” – The Sagamore Resort on Lake George.

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Condé Nast Traveler’s “When It Comes to Summer, Nothing Beats the Northeast” (2023)

What really marks summer’s approach for those of us who live year-round or flock to the northeast in the warmer months is the time we can spend among nature. Condé Nast Traveler’s “When It Comes to Summer, Nothing Beats the Northeast” features the authentic woodsy experience with a “delightfully whimsical French touch” that is provided by the Huttopia Adirondacks location in Lake Luzerne. These accommodations have all the amenities of glamping coupled with the rustic charm of tent camping. Nearby are other must-do outdoor adventures like whitewater rafting at Sacandaga Outdoor Center, mini golfing at Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf in Lake George, and exploring the region’s largest marble cave entrance at Natural Stone Bridge & Caves.

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Travel & Leisure’s “This Small Town in New York Is the Perfect Summer Getaway – With Lakeside Resorts, Hiking Trail, and Craft Breweries” (2023)

Rich in history and tradition, “summer visitors continue to descend upon Lake George in droves for its gorgeous scenery, deep blue water, forested shores, and soaring peaks”. Travel & Leisure’s dedicated feature to the “Queen of American Lakes” describes in detail everything you can do on and around this 32-mile long body of water – from skiing to hiking, boating, biking, island camping, history tours, craft beverage bar hopping, and more. Complete with recommendations on where to stay, “the village and surrounding area are stacked with family-friendly lakeside resorts, old timey motor inns, guest houses, cottage and cabin rentals, and camping options”.

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Travel & Leisure’s “The 12 Best Small Towns in New York” (2023)

Travel & Leisure has rounded up a list of “New York locales ideal for peaceful weekend trips and balance restoring getaways.” And, Lake George has been included as of one “The 12 Best Small Towns in New York”.  The lake not only “bristles with kayakers, parasailers, and scuba divers”, but is also “home to more than 100 islands equipped for campers”. Lake George and the surrounding Adirondack Park, once the muse of Georgia O’Keeffe, “offers major vintage appeal and pristine lakeside wilderness” on plenty of protected acres.

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Travel & Leisure’s “The 12 Best Places to Buy a Cabin in the U.S.” (2023)

Located in the “four-season playground” of the Adirondacks and a “welcome respite from city life”, Lake George is one of Travel & Leisure’s “12 Best Places to Buy a Cabin in the U.S.”. According to a report done by Evolve, a vacation rental company, owning or renting cabins has seen a jump in popularity within recent years. Using Evolve’s data, Travel & Leisure has also considered destinations which benefit both the investor and the guest.

Trade the sight and sounds of the city for those of lake George, the “birthplace of the American vacation” and “the go-to vacation spot for generations of Americans since at least the 1800s”. With abundant outdoor activities, like swimming and hiking, the investment in a cabin located here is “well worth it, especially compared to other popular mountain destinations near New York City”.

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Travel & Leisure’s “15 Most Beautiful Places to Visit on the East Coast” (2023)

The age-old debate between the east coast and the west coast will most likely never be settled, however there is truly nothing like the places on this list by Travel & Leisure. At 11, Lake George is proud to be one of the “15 Most Beautiful Places to Visit on the East Coast”. Boasting some of the clearest and cleanest waters, “it’s a gem within the Adirondack Mountains that makes for the perfect summer getaway”.

To read the full article, click here.

America’s Best Restaurants – “King of the Hotdogs” New Way Lunch Episode (2023)

In an episode titled “King of the Hotdogs", America’s Best Restaurants features New Way Lunch as part of their series dedicated to “traveling the country coast to coast to find places you need to eat at on a weekly basis”. Serving our community for over 100 years, New Way Lunch’s Glens Falls location is the focus, although they do have a second location in Queensbury as well.

What started as the “American Dream”, family-owned and operated New Way Lunch has been passed down through four generations. Since 1919, customers keep coming back for their famous “Dirt Dogs”. These hot dogs with “the works” – mustard, onions, and meat sauce – are just one of the menu items tried in the episode, and a staple in the Lake George Area local’s diet. In fact, they sold so many hot dogs the previous year that, when asked, they couldn’t even put a number on it.

“We have this little niche,” commented current owner, Peter Gazetos, on the loyalty of his customers. “People haven’t forgotten about us, and they come from all over. We are very fortunate.”

To watch the episode, click here.

The Travel’s “10 Top-Rated Resorts in the Adirondacks for Unique New York Fall Foliage Views” (2023)

A premier destination to view the northeast’s color changing leaves, the southern Adirondacks has several top-rated resorts to soak up striking foliage from a comfortable suite, spacious patio, or outdoor pool. Three Lake George Area lodges have made The Travel’s list of “10 Top-Rated Resorts in the Adirondacks for Unique New York Fall Foliage Views”.

The Fern Lodge “promises a memorable fall getaway in its ultra-luxurious Adirondack-style lodging and exceptional hospitality”. Guests will wake up to a delicious breakfast spread, spend the day cruising around Friends Lake, and unwind via jacuzzi or fireplace.

The Lodges at Cresthaven “sits along the shores of Lake George and provides an authentic feel and experience of a fall getaway in the Adirondacks”. This resort has chic lodging, an extensive private beach, heated indoor and outdoor pools, and impeccable sunset vistas.

Garnet Hill Lodge “is a four-season escape with charming accommodations overlooking the tranquil Thirteenth Lake”. Amenities include canoe and kayak rentals, local hiking trails, and delicious meals from the on-site Log House Restaurant.

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The Travel’s “These 10 Adirondacks Towns are the Most Scenic During September” (2023)

“Adirondack towns promise an unforgettable September escape, capturing the essence of nature’s splendid transition to fall.” Lake George is proud to hold the #1 spot in The Travel’s “These 10 Adirondacks Towns are the Most Scenic During September”. Lake George’s natural beauty creates the “perfect autumn retreat”. With the month's temps ranging from 51º to 71º, you can enjoy leaf peeping and the crisp morning air while hiking in the woods, and pleasant afternoons taking in the scenery along the shores of the lake. With the display of fall colors everywhere you look, Lake George is “the perfect spot for photography enthusiasts”. Overall, “with its tranquil ambiance and vibrant foliage, Lake George is a must-visit destination for a memorable and rejuvenating fall experience”.

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“The 9 Most Dog-Friendly Campgrounds in the U.S. According to The Dyrt” (2023)

The Dyrt, a user-generated camping platform, has released their 2023 Camping Report. The annual report compiling data from the previous year has revealed that 51.7% of campers brought pets along to campsites, “and dogs accounted for a vast majority of that number, coming in at 91%". Using AI to sift through millions of online reviews, comments, photos, and tips regarding campgrounds across the nation, they have concluded that our very own Lake George RV Park – with amenities just for dogs within “Charlie’s Bark Park” – has climbed the ranks in popularity. You can find it at the number one spot on their press release titled, “The 9 Most Dog-Friendly Campgrounds in the U.S.”

To view the full list, click here.

WorldAtlas’ “11 Small Towns In The Adirondack Mountains That Were Ranked Among US Favorites” (2023)

For those who live out-of-state, one of the biggest misconceptions is that New York is all about New York City. In reality, “the Empire State’s geography is largely defined by mountains, rivers, forests, and farmlands – not glitzy cities”. Doubtful? Plan a trip to one of two Lake George Area towns that have been named by WorldAtlas on “11 Small Towns In The Adirondack Mountains That Were Ranked Among US Favorites”.

You may have heard of Lake George, the “Queen of American Lakes”, but how about the small town of the same name that offers a fantastic lakeside experience and plenty of space to lounge on Million Dollar Beach.

On the other hand, the Town of Queensbury is “an all-season stunner” and home to SUNY Adirondack, a public community college with remarkable academic programs. Over the years, Queensbury has developed into “a vibrant college town perfect for those who want to roll with a youthful crowd”.

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Rocket Mortgage’s “15 Safest Cities in the US in 2023”

The Lake George Area’s very own “Hometown U.S.A.” – the City of Glens Falls – has been ranked #1 on the list of the “15 Safest Cities in the US in 2023” compiled by Rocket Mortgage using violent and property crime report data from the FBI’s 2019 Crime Report, the most recent report available. Looking to move here? Rocket Mortgage also researched the median home price and median household income, concluding that Glens Falls is “a perfect destination if you’re looking to escape busy city life for a home closer to nature”.

To view the full list, click here.

Trips to Discover’s “The 16 Best Lake Towns in the U.S.” (2023)

If you’re searching for your next lake escape, look no further than Lake George – featured on Trips to Discover’s “The 16 Best Lake Towns in the U.S.”. With “picture-perfect views of the Adirondack Mountains” and “the perfect balance of outdoor adventure and relaxation”, Lake George is a trending getaway destination. During warmer months, experience the town’s shopping, dining, and other attractions, as well as “fun on, in, and around the water” through a guided kayaking trip or a scenic drive up Prospect Mountain.

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The Travel’s “Escape to Natural Beauty: 10 Prettiest Parts of the Adirondacks to Visit” (2023)

The Town of Lake George is nestled in the southern Adirondacks and sits comfortably at #7 on The Travel’s list of the “10 Prettiest Parts of the Adirondacks to Visit”. Vacationers can book “some of the best campsites to explore the best of the Adirondacks” right within its borders.

Shelving Rock Falls, a "breathtakingly gorgeous" trek, earned the #2 spot on the list. Although the trailhead is located in Fort Ann, this moderate hike along the eastern shores of Lake George is considered a part of the Lake George Area.

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Travel & Leisure’s “11 Most Beautiful Lakes in the United States” (2023)

Rightfully so, “The Queen of American Lakes” is featured by Travel & Leisure as one of the “11 Most Beautiful Lakes in the United States”.  Listed among the likes of Lake Powell, Lake Superior, and Lake Tahoe, Lake George’s distinguishing features include Millionaires’ Row, The Sagamore Resort, and The Narrows.

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Sixt’s “Tones of the Sea” (2023)

Sixt, a car rental company popular among tourists, encourages the traveler to use their digital magazine for finding “The Perfect Shades of Vacation” and planning their vacation accordingly. Clean and crystal-clear Lake George is ranked 8th on the list of the bluest water in the United States – “perfect for thrill seekers and relaxation lovers alike…the perfect destination for those looking to recharge”. They mention the large draw of Lake George as a four-season getaway, although “the summer months are perfect for sightseeing, enjoying local amusement parks, or unwinding with a book by the lake”.

To view the digital magazine, click here.

HomeToGo’s 2023 Summer Travel Forecast

“Travelers are packing their bags, checking the weather forecast, and setting their sights on a bright summer ahead, full of relaxation and restoration.” In anticipation, HomeToGo, a vacation rental resource, has released their 2023 Summer Travel Forecast and Lake George is included as a trending destination.

As described in the survey, “Located in the Adirondack Mountains, Lake George's serene atmosphere, calm waters, and stunning scenery make it an ideal location for those seeking a peaceful and relaxing getaway.”. One of four “Trending Stateside Getaways for a Relaxing Break”, there has been a 59% uptick in searches year over year made by prospective Lake George vacationers.

To view the complete survey, click here

Travel & Leisure’s “12 Best Places to Travel in August” (2023)

As we flip the calendar to August, we are reminded that summer is quickly fleeting. However, there is still plenty of warm weather left in the month to schedule that last getaway. “Outdoor enthusiasts will find what they seek in New York’s Adirondacks”, making it one of Travel & Leisure’s “12 Best Places to Travel in August”.

“In northern New York, the Adirondack Mountains are home to lakes, hiking trails, fishing, waterfalls, history, and beautiful August weather.” Visitors flocking to Lake George can explore the water from its beaches, or cruise the lake on private boat and yacht rentals for even more thrills.

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Fodor’s Travel’s “The 15 Best Lake Beaches in the USA” (2023)

No. 11 on Fodor’s Travel’s list of “The 15 Best Beaches in the USA”, Lake George’s Million Dollar Beach offers “1,700 feet of golden sand to lounge and a large swimming area” along the southernmost shores of the lake. Visitors looking to explore past Million Dollar Beach can take a sightseeing cruise with the Lake George Steamboat Company, or get a sweet treat in the Village by following along the Lake George Area Ice Cream Trail.

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TravelAwaits “7 Cozy Inns and Resorts You’ll Love in the Northeastern U.S.” (2023)

The Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing is one of “7 Cozy Inns and Resorts You’ll Love in the Northeastern U.S.” gathered by TravelAwaits. What makes The Sagamore a cozy year-round destination? Maybe it’s the private island’s 140-year history or the “unparalleled views of glacier-formed Lake George” from the main hotel’s rooms and suites in the winter. Use the article’s pro tips to book a stay!

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WeddingWire’s 2023 Couples’ Choice Awards®

Congrats are in order to several Lake George Area venues who have won a 2023 Couples’ Choice Award® from WeddingWire, a wedding planning website/database. These awards “recognize local wedding professionals who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism” and “winners are determined by the reviews from more than one million WeddingWire couples”.

2023 Couples’ Choice Awards® Winners in the Lake George Area:

  • Dunham’s Bay Resort
  • Fort William Henry Hotel
  • Friends Lake Inn
  • Hiland Park Country Club
  • Surfside on the Lake
  • The Inn at Erlowest
  • The Lodge on Echo Lake
  • The Queensbury Hotel

To view the full list, click here.

P!nk “When I Get There” Music Video (2023)

P!nk, an American pop/pop rock singer and songwriter has released the emotional ballad, “When I Get There”, paying tribute to her late father, Jim Moore. The powerful lyric video features home video footage, including montages of her vacationing in the Lake George Area through childhood and adolescence. We spotted clips of Prospect Mountain (time stamps: 3:17, 3:30, 3:35), and possibly Storytown, Fort William Henry, and the Minne-Ha-Ha.

To watch the video, click here.

Narcity Ottawa’s “This Magical Ice Castle is 4 Hours From Ottawa & You Can Get Lost in Mesmerizing Tunnels” (2023)

Narcity, a Canadian online media source, encourages exploration outside Ontario to Lake George, where Canadians can experience “a real-life Elsa moment”. Every need-to-know detail of the Lake George Ice Castles location is described in their article, “This Magical Ice Castles is 4 Hours from Ottawa & You Can Get Lost in Mesmerizing Tunnels”.

To view the full article, click here.

Pour lire un article similaire de Narcity Montréal en français, cliquez ici.

Capital Region Living Magazine’s “Why Warrensburg is More Than a Wintertime Pitstop” (2023)

Capital Region Living Magazine’s dedicated feature on “Why Warrensburg is More Than a Wintertime Pitstop”. En route to Gore Mountain and several upstate college communities, Warrensburg is located at Exit 23 off the Northway. “Quite possibly the epitome of ‘small-town USA’”, there are several reasons “this Adirondack community is worth a weekend getaway”, including annual festivals like Christmas in Warrensburgh and the World’s Largest Garage Sale, as well as Hickory Ski Center. Several locally owned businesses also get a shoutout like Sulla Terra, Junk & Java, Sun Canyon Kitchen, The Bond 1786, and Oscar’s Adirondack Smokehouse.

To read the full article, click here.


BringFido’s “The Most Dog-Friendly Campground in Every State” (2022)

“As the popularity of camping with pets continues to soar, campgrounds across the U.S. are upping their game and not only allowing pets, but often catering to them. Gone are the days of ‘ruffing’ it in the wilderness.”

BringFido, a travel and lifestyle database of pup-approved places around the globe, has compiled a list of “The Most Dog-Friendly Campground in Every State” and our very own Lake George RV Park has earned the spotlight for New York. Lake George RV Park, home to Charlie’s Dog Park, features perks like a 2-acre fenced-in park with divided sections for small and large dogs, synthetic turf play area, fire hydrant spray fountain, shaded walking trails, a 15-event agility course, treat vending machine, and indoor dog wash station.

The RV Park permits up to six pets per site for no additional fee in your own RV, and two pets per site for no additional fee if you rent one of their pet-friendly RVs.

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Cosmopolitan’s “30 Small Towns in America That Are *Perfect* for Your Next Getaway” (2022)

Situated on the list between Telluride, CO and Stowe, VT, Lake George is ranked among Cosmopolitan’s “30 Small Towns in America That Are *Perfect* for Your Next Getaway”. As per Cosmo, Lake George is a “tranquil lil getaway for lovers of wine and fresh mountain air”. The magazine spotlights Prospect Mountain, Adirondack Winery, and Million Dollar Beach as top attractions, while Bistro LeRoux and the Inn at Erlowest are the places to go for a romantic dinner and a stay “full of old-world elegance”.

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Travel & Leisure’s “20 Best Places to Visit in Upstate New York” (2022)

Lake George has been added to Travel & Leisure’s list of the “20 Best Places to Visit in Upstate New York”. This feature focuses on a summer activity encouraging visitors to explore the unique underwater landscape of the 32-mile-long lake and the part it played in American history.

“…visitors are often surprised to discover that certified divers can explore 18th-century shipwrecks at the bottom of Lake George, including the oldest intact warship in North America.”

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Travel & Leisure’s “How to Plan the Perfect Adirondacks Vacation in Any Season – Charming Towns and Gorgeous Hikes Included” (2022)

“There are scores of sleepy hamlets, thriving villages, and gorgeous vacation areas to make your Adirondacks home base,” and the Lake George Area is honored to be in Travel & Leisure’s guide on “How to Plan the Perfect Adirondacks Vacation in Any Season”.

“Fresh air and natural beauty are the obvious draws”, while the region also has “a wealth of activities” in all four seasons. Where to eat and drink? Bistro LeRoux, Nettle Meadow’s Hitching Post Tavern and Cheese Shop, High Peaks Distilling, Lake George Distilling Company, and Adirondack Winery get a mention in this article. Where to stay? With a variety of accommodations, island camping, The Sagamore Resort, and Stone Gate Resort are recommended by the travel mag.

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Condé Nast’s “44 Haunted Hotels Around The World You Can Stay At – If You Dare” (2022)

“You might want to sleep with one eye open.” The Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing is known to have a little “extra spirit” joining the likes of the Stanley Hotel and the Lizzie Borden House on Condé Nast’s “44 Haunted Hotels Around The World That You Can Stay At – If You Dare”.

Some of the resort’s resident ghosts include: an argumentative couple in the main dining room, a man named Walter in the elevators, and the ghost of a small boy from the 1950s known to steal golf balls on the 18-hole course.

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Tripadvisor™ Travelers’ Choice 2022, Top Quick Bites – United States

Based on reviews and ratings collected over the year, tourists have rated Martha’s Dandee Creme as #4 in the Top-Quick Bite – United States subset. Some of the most recent 5-star reviews on the site that led to this impressive ranking commented on the “delicious and huge portions”, “many varieties of soft-serve”, and even described Martha’s as a “must-do” while in Lake George.

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Fatherly’s “Railbiking Is About To Become Your New Favorite Family Adventure” (2022)

Revolution Rail Co.’s six routes in the Lake George Area are listed among the “9 Railbiking Tours Around the U.S.” within this Fatherly article titled “Railbiking Is About To Become Your New Favorite Family Adventure”. The rail lines in our region take you “through the riverbanks and valleys of New York’s Adirondacks,” but Rev. Rail also has locations in Colorado, Maine, and New Jersey.

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US News & World Report’s “Top 18 Romantic Getaways in New York State” (2022)

Describing it as “the ultimate escape with your partner”, US News & World Report features The Sagamore Resort as one of the “Top 18 Romantic Getaways in New York State”. Listing all the luxurious amenities you can enjoy as a couple; the news outlet also highlights the seasonal Glacier Ice Bar & Lounge.

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Thrillist’s “America’s 22 Greatest Summertime Lake Towns” (2021)

“Everything you love about the beach, zero sharks.” Forget the ocean and head to the lake. Thrillist has named Lake George one of “America’s 22 Greatest Summertime Lake Towns”, and we totally agree!

Have your “upstate moment” – camp on an island, parasail over the lake, or hike to a waterfall. We also have endless options for lake cruises, boat rentals, and craft beverages. Let’s not forget being home to one of the state’s largest amusement parks as well. The Lake George Area is giving “classic Griswold summer vacation vibes”.

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Afar’s “8 Great Lakeside Beaches in the U.S.” (2019)

Afar, an award-winning travel media brand, has named Lake George’s Million Dollar Beach one of “8 Great Lakeside Beaches in the U.S.” Here’s a snippet of what they had to say:

“This picturesque lake is home to Lake George Beach, better known as Million Dollar Beach, a sandy stretch of lakefront that opened in 1951 at a cost of – you guessed it – a million dollars. The state-run beach has plenty of public facilities, including a boat launch, picnic tables, and grills.”

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Tripadvisor’s “10 Hottest Destinations for Summer” (2018)

Based on average one-week vacation costs including hotel rates, round-trip airfare, and other expenses – all numbers point to Lake George being one of the most valuable summer vacations. Using a combination of these statistics, Tripadvisor has determined that Lake George is #4 out of the “10 Hottest Destinations for Summer”.

This Summer Vacation Value Report also highlights a few can’t-miss activities, like encouraging guests to cruise Lake George on the Lac du Saint Sacrement with the Lake George Steamboat Company, and to bring the family for steaks and pasta at the Caldwell House restaurant.

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USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice 2018

USA Today’s 10Best editors and experts have narrowed down the nominees and readers have selected the winners. Congratulations to all 10 beaches!

Million Dollar Beach (Lake George Beach) has placed No. 7 by popular vote. The 51-acre beach “sits on the southernmost shore of this popular upstate New York lake. The free public beach offers a bathhouse, lifeguards, concession stands, and a boat launch adjacent to the sand.” Put on your bathing suit, grab your beach toys, and get swimmin’!

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Expedia’s “17 Coziest American Mountain Towns” (2017)

“As sweater weather rolls in, now is the most idyllic time to escape to the mountains.” Expedia has picked the “17 Coziest American Mountain Towns” and included Lake George. Read up on our very own cozy American mountain town and get inspired for “your next rustic retreat”. According to Expedia, here is what you need to check out during the snowy season:

Where to Play: Ice fishing on a frozen lake or sledding at Battlefield Park are some of the best places to play when you want to want to “bundle up and head outdoors for some winter fun”.

Where to Eat: The best porterhouse and salmon can be accredited to the Log Jam. A well-known Lake George Area restaurant that has been “designed to look like a vintage logging camp,” therefore creating “the ultimate Adirondacks feel” in a fine dining establishment.

Where to Stay: “The enchanted Inn at Erlowest is calling your name.” Sitting beside the roaring fireplaces inside this 1989 stone castle is “too tempting to ignore”.

Expedia also mentions a fun fact about a famous seasonal resident, one that you most likely have heard of…

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Country Living Magazine’s “15 of the Clearest Bodies of Water In North America” (2017)

It’s no surprise that Country Living Magazine chose Lake George as one of the”15 Clearest Bodies of Water In North America”. Its beauty is hard to beat – even Thomas Jefferson said so!

The communities surrounding the 32-mile long lake conserve its pristine water that “shifts from vivid blue-green to velvety navy blue”. The Original Vacation destination draws visitors to “marvel at the steamboats crossing the waters”. Country Living Magazine highly recommends a stay at The Sagamore Resort and a meal at their on-site dining, The Lakehouse Restaurant.

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