Team Bride or Team Groom, there’s no shortage of entertainment in the Lake George Area for planning a bachelor or bachelorette party. Treat the bridesmaids to a day of pampering at the spa and some wine tasting. Take the groomsmen out for a fishing charter on the lake and then grab drinks at a local pub or brewery. It’s the last fling before the ring!


Brewery Hopping & Wine Tasting

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Plan a night out on the town, or a day spent sipping some of the finest wines. Get a taste of what’s new in craft beer, or the seasonal flavors of the Adirondacks. Take a tour, meet with the distillers, and watch the process of how your new preferred spirits are made. Belly up to the bar and enjoy pub grub at any of the distilleries, taprooms, and tasting rooms. Sample locally hand-crafted and award-winning beverages at any of these breweries, distilleries, and wineries:

Please drink responsibly.


Pampering at Resorts & Spas

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The Spa & Salon at The Sagamore, Photo Credit: Jaynie Ellis 

The serenity of a spa certainly helps with the stress of wedding planning. So, treat your wedding party to spa treatments at the luxurious Sagamore Resort, and spend some time relaxing before the big day. The Spa & Salon at The Sagamore offers deep-cleansing facials, detoxifying and moisturizing body wraps, tension-reducing massages and acupressure, exfoliation treatments, and more. A refreshed glow for the ceremony is the best accessory.

Another health & wellness option is “Nights Out at the Cave”. This 3-hour package offered at Adirondack Salt Cave is perfect for a wedding party of up to 8 people, and includes an hour of halotherapy and the use of a projector to stream movies and shows of your choice. Adirondack Salt Cave also offers other treatments like Swedish and deep tissue massages; esthetician services; waxing; sound bath experiences; astrology and tarot card readings; and a halotherapy yoga series.


Enjoy the Great Outdoors

The Lake George Area has hundreds of acres of woods and miles of water for seasonal recreation. An outdoor outing is a fun and active idea for any bachelor or bachelorette party.

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ADK Excursions, Photo Credit: Kacey O'Brien 

Boating

Boat tours, fishing charters, and watersport rentals are all fun ways to get out on the water with your wedding crew.

ADK Excursions offers custom private charters for groups of up to 25. The DISCOVERY will cruise around Lake George, just off the shores of Bolton Landing, while your group sightsees from the interior lounge or two exterior decks. The captain and crew will welcome you aboard and cater to your group – whether that includes just cruising along or stopping for a swim in popular spots like Paradise Bay.

For some thrills, book with Bolton Boat Tours. Whip around in the waves of Lake George on a tube towed behind the boat. Their captains know the calmest bays for swimming and fishing, and will also take you to the best spots along the lake for cliff jumping.

Celebrate with drinks and good conversation on a Tiki Tour that can accommodate up to 12 passengers. Drift around the southern end of Lake George on a privately rented tropical barge with a full bar. BYOB and toast to the happy couple!

Even more scenic boat tours and watersport thrills are listed on our website. We guarantee you'll find your perfect match!

Golfing

Book a tee time for the group at any of the Lake George Area’s meticulously maintained golf courses. Any golfer will enjoy these challenging 9 or 18-hole courses and lively clubhouses:

The Luxury Box is a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment facility with some of the best golf simulators in the nation. But, The Luxury Box is also "so much more than golf". No matter the season, you and your crew can spend the day playing your favorite sports like golf, soccer, baseball, hockey, bowling, foot golf, frisbee golf, and dodgeball from the comfort of a private suite. The large screens and high-quality surround sound system will make you feel like you’re right in the stadium, arena, or on the course.

Hiking

Summit a mountain for breathtaking views of Lake George. The Pinnacle and Schumann Preserve at Pilot Knob are just two of the many hiking trails crisscrossing the Lake George Area. Click here for more.

If you’re unfamiliar with the region, hire Hike with Jackson. A Lake George native and experienced outdoorsman, Jackson optimizes your hiking experience while minimizing risk, and tailors your trek based on experience and ability.

Skiing

Planning to hit the slopes during your bachelor or bachelorette party? The Lake George Area has three premier ski resorts – Hickory, West, and Gore – with excellent conditions for downhill. Hickory Ski Center offers a vintage ski experience with all-natural snow. Have hours of fun in the fresh powder at West Mountain with 15 trails that stay lit for night skiing. And, Gore Mountain is an artic adventure on networks of trails that span nine sides of four peaks. Regroup and grab après ski at any of the centers’ lodges after a successful day of shredding.

Railbiking

A unique way to take in the Adirondacks, railbiking with Revolution Rail Co. is a fun excursion to add to your bachelor/bachelorette party itinerary. Open seasonally, Rev. Rail has 3 locations to choose from in the Lake George Area – North Creek, Warrensburg, and Hadley.

Horseback Riding

From flat, wooded trails to mountainous climbs chose a guided horseback ride for your wedding party. The area’s stables (open seasonally) offer authentic, western trail experiences:

If your group is more adventurous, make a reservation for a Good Mornin’ Breakfast Ride or Sunset Dinner Ride with Mountain View Rocking B Ranch. These longer rides are broken up with a full-course meal enjoyed while taking in the woods at daybreak or the setting sun from the summit of Beech Mountain.


A Night In

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Garnet Hill Lodge in North River

Between the area’s luxurious resorts, posh hotel rooms, and secluded inns, you’ll have no problem finding a place for all your bridesmaids or groomsmen to stay together. Looking to spend a cozy night in and enjoy the amenities during your getaway? Rent an authentic Adirondack cabin or a quaint waterfront cottage. Order-in a variety of cuisine from any of the area’s fabulous restaurants, have a bonfire, and toast to the upcoming wedding!


Attend a Seasonal Festival or Event

There are always exciting events happening during the weekends in the Lake George Area. Plan your bachelor or bachelorette party around one of these can’t-miss events.

A kick off to summer, sample from 120+ of New York’s best wineries, breweries, distilleries, cideries, artisan food vendors, food trucks, & more at the Adirondack Wine & Food Festival.

Prost! Fall brings Oktoberfest celebrations, where local breweries and restaurants show off their best German foods and beers. Check out Lake George Village Oktoberfest; Adirondack Brewery's Oktoberfest; The Lake George Steamboat Company's Oktoberfest Luncheon Cruise; Taste of Oktoberfest at Six Flags Great Escape; and Northway Brewing Co.'s Oktoberfest Beer Festival.

During winter, Ice Castles pop up in the Lake George Area. Explore colorful caverns, race down ice slides, and take in the sparkling ice formations of these frozen kingdoms. Ice bars are the coolest places to warm up with good spirits during the season – click here for our blog on ice bar locations.

Spring brings back outdoor concert season. Head to Lake George and jam out at the two-day Memorial Meltdown concert featuring live performances from chart topping and nationally touring bands.

For more upcoming events like food festivals and concerts/live music, click here.

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Ice Bars, Photo Credit: Kacey O'Brien 


Group Tours

Want to take the stress out of planning a bachelor or bachelorette party? Check out our sample itineraries with a variety of themes and activities – “Cruise to the Top and Shop in One Day”, “Rails, Sails, Treasures, & Trails”, “Spend a Day Like Rachael Ray”, and more! We’d love to assist you in customizing a getaway to celebrate the future bride or groom!