"I’ve been in literal paradise since last Thursday, so I feel like time isn’t really important. I can’t even BELIEVE that it is Friday.

And when I say literal paradise, I mean, in Lake George, NY!

Penny Darling in Lake George

If you know me well, you know that my family has vacationed on Lake George since my mom was a kid (I’ve been attending since I was in her tummy!) and my dad also vacationed there in his childhood! I’ve grown up on these lakes!

Lake George has been a second home, a paradise, an escape, and a sanctuary to my family and me for many years. We have a cabin on Trout Lake and a boat (named Gertie after my great grandma!). I’m typing this from the screened in front porch while cool night air breezes in, the lull of bullfrogs hums in the background, and the sky is clear with a million stars and no light pollution. Someone across the lake has a bonfire and I can smell it from here!"

"This spot in Bolton Landing is the most PERFECT photo spot in the whole world. This is just a pier that you can walk up to the edge and get this shot. It’s so gorgeous. People dangle their feet over, there’s a gorgeous public beach, docks, and an amazing view of the historic Sagamore hotel.

Penny Darling in Bolton Landing

Bolton Landing hosts lots of fun events like craft fairs, live music, flea markets, book sales, and more! It’s so whimsical, colorful, and quaint! I love grabbing some pizza from Cate’s, hitting the shops, and grabbing some ice cream!"

"Lake George Village is one of the kitschy-boardwalk-esque hot spots in LG! You can do EVERYTHING here! My two personal faves are Around the World mini-golf (totally vintage and has been there and most unchanged my whole life!) and the House of Frankenstein Wax Museum (a super campy and fun wax museum of horror stories!).

Penny Darling in Lake George

But there’s tons of fun shops, a brewery, a distillery, arcades, boat rides on big paddle boats, like the Minnie-Ha-Ha, hit any kind of shop imaginable, get a tattoo, get your portrait drawn or your fortune told, listen to live music and see street performers and every Thursday night there’s an INCREDIBLE fireworks show."

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Penny Darling in Lake George