The perfect weekend getaway...
Sometimes a quick weekend 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, the outdoors, or staying cool inside, there's no shortage of fun activities. Check out these five activities that you and your family can't miss when you visit the Lake George Area.
Note: The Lake George Area is in Phase 4 of the NY Forward reopening plan. Attractions, restaurants, and other businesses are still operating under COVID-19 restrictions. Please expect to wear a mask, follow social distancing protocols, and adhere to other safety measures during your visit.
Hitting the beach in the hot August sun is a must. Whether you like to sprawl out and nap in the sand or spend the entire day splashing around in the water, there's plenty of beachfront throughout the Lake George Area.
Those swimming in Lake George Village can swim at Million Dollar Beach at the southern end of the lake or Shepard Park Beach in the center of town. If you're swimming in Bolton Landing, try Veterans Memorial Park or Rogers Memorial Park. In Hague head for the Hague Town Beach.
It's not a vacation without a little shopping! When the temps get too high head indoors to the Factory Outlets of Lake George. These four shopping center located five minutes south of Lake George Village offer brand name goods at crazy discount prices.
Walk the streets of Bolton Landing, Lake George Village, or Glens Falls to discover gift shops, outdoor goods, boutique clothing stores, and more.
Find big box stores like Dick's Sporting Goods, Target, and JC Penney at Aviation Mall in the town of Queensbury.
Cruise on Lake George
Taking a ride on the cruise ships on Lake George is one of the best ways to experience the lake.
Cruise with the Lake George Steamboat Company on of their three iconic ships, the Minne Ha Ha, the Mohican, and the Lac du Saint Sacrement. This company has been sailing the lake for over 200 years.
Another option is to cruise with Shoreline Cruises on the Horicon or the Adirondac. Enjoy a delicious meal and a cold beverage as you explore the bays and see the sights of Lake George.
Want a more personalized boating experience? Take a private boat charter with your own captain!
The Lake George Area wouldn't be New York's premier summer vacation destination without its wide variety of water sports. There are several ways to enjoy the water!
Those who have a need for speed can take waverunner tours through Chic's Marina. Their half hour tours give riders the perfect amount of time to experience the thrill of a waverunner.
For a completely new way to satisfy that need for speed, try eFoiling with Devil Ray Water Sports. An eFoil is a battery powered surfboard-type vessel that is controlled with a handheld controller.
If you'd rather relax on the water, rent a kayak or paddle board from Lake George Kayak Company. There's nothing more relaxing than a paddle in the sun on Lake George!
Arts and Museums
The Lake George Area is a hub of art, history, and culture. Visitors to the area can fill a vacation exploring art and history museums.
Those who love history should stop at the Fort William Henry Museum. This interactive museum highlights the pivotal part the Lake George Area played in the French & Indian War.
Next, head south to Glens Falls to visit the Hyde Collection. This art museum holds nearly 6,000 years of art under one roof. See amazing pieces of art by Picasso, Rembrandt, and other world-renowned artists.
If you're traveling with kids you have to stop at the World Awareness Children's Museum. Kids will learn about the food, geography, daily activities and traditions of different cultures.