While Lake George – the “Queen of American Lakes” – is certainly our crown jewel, the region glistens with a series of smaller lakes, rivers, ponds, and streams whose inviting waters offer cool respite, opportunities for recreation, and a breathtaking backdrop for memorable mountain vacations. 

At 32-miles long, Lake George is often recognized for having some of the clearest, cleanest water in the country and has drawn summer visitors to relax and recreate here for centuries. Likewise, Brant Lake, Loon Lake, Glen Lake, and Lake Luzerne are four-season favorites. Meanwhile, Garnet Lake, Thirteenth Lake, and plenty of secluded ponds offer almost complete tranquility. A significant portion of “The Mighty Hudson” runs through the Lake George Area as well. Here it is clean, clear, slow-moving, and relatively shallow. The Hudson River’s tributaries, the Sacandaga and Schroon River, are popular for fishing and whitewater rafting, respectively. 

A majority of our waterways are easily accessible. It starts on the sandy, public beaches where families swim and sunbathe. For those who want to be out on the water rather than in it, our boat launches, marinas, and rentals allow you to cruise in comfort. Fishing is abundant, paddling is peaceful, and water sports are full of thrills. 

For generations, visitors have spent summer getaways on and around our numerous lakes and miles of streams and rivers. The opportunities to explore their diverse environs within the Adirondack Mountains is what keeps vacationers coming back year after year. So, jump on in, the water is just fine!