The Perfect Weekend Getaway…

Sometimes a short getaway is exactly what the family needs. The Lake George Area is the perfect destination for a weekend escape! Whether your family loves the water and being outdoors, or indoor activities and staying cool, there’s no shortage of fun. Check out these five activities that you and your family can’t miss when you visit the Lake George Area.


Hitting the beach under the hot summer sun is a must. Spread out your beach towel and take a nap in the sand, or spend the entire day splashing around in the water. There’s plenty of beachfront throughout the Lake George Area.

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Those staying in the Lake George Village can swim at Million Dollar Beach along the southern end of Lake George, or Shepard Park in the center of town. If you’re hanging out in Bolton Landing, try Veterans Memorial Park or Rogers Memorial Park. Or, head for the Hague Town Beach Park.

Hague Town Beach Park Hague Town Beach Park

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It’s not a vacation without a little souvenir shopping! When the temps get too high, head indoors to the Factory Outlets of Lake George. These four shopping centers are located just five minutes south of the Lake George Village and offer high-quality brand name goods at crazy discount prices.

Imported Image Factory Outlets of Lake George; Photo Credit: Kacey O'Brien

Walk the streets of Bolton Landing, the Lake George Village, or downtown Glens Falls to discover gift shops, outdoor goods, boutique clothing stores, and more.

You can find big-box stores like Dick’s Sporting Goods, Target, and JC Penney at the Aviation Mall in the Town of Queensbury.

Find more shops and stores in the Lake George Area – click here.

Cruises on the “Queen of American Lakes”

Taking a ride on the steamboats of Lake George is one of the best ways to experience the lake, explore the bays, and see the sights. Cruise with the Lake George Steamboat Company on one of their three iconic ships – the Minne Ha-Ha, the Mohican, or the Lac du Saint Sacrement. Another option is to board the Horicon or the Adirondac, which are ships owned by Lake George Waterfront Cruises.

Summer is Almost Here! Lake George Steamboat Company; Photo Credit: Kacey O'Brien

Want a more personalized boating experience? Take a private charter with your own captain! Click here for more information.


The Lake George Area wouldn’t be one of New York’s premier summer vacation destinations without a wide variety of watersports. There are several ways to enjoy the wakes!

Imported Image Photo Credit: Kacey O'Brien

Those who have a need for speed can rent Waverunners and Jet Skis through Chic’s Marina. Their half-hour tours give riders the perfect amount of time experience some thrills.

If you’d rather relax on the water, rent a kayak or paddle board from Lake George Kayak Company. There’s nothing more peaceful than a paddle off the sunny shores of Lake George.

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Find more opportunities for watersports – click here.

Art & Museums

The Lake George Area is cultural hub of art, history, and culture. Visitors to the area can fill an entire weekend exploring just our museums.

Those who love history should most definitely take a tour of the Fort William Henry Museum, where interactive exhibits highlight the pivotal part the Lake George Area played in the French & Indian War.

Imported Image Fort William Henry Museum; Photo Credit: Kacey O'Brien

Next, visit the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls. This fine art museum holds centuries of art under one roof. Observe famous works by Picasso, Rembrandt, and other world-renowned artists.

If you’re traveling with kids, you have to explore the World Awareness Children’s Museum. Here, kids can learn all about the geography, food, and customs & traditions of different cultures.

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