You don’t need to spend a fortune to enjoy a vacation in the Lake George Area. From exploring nature preserves to watching fireworks shows, there is plenty to do that is easy on the wallet.

Vacations don’t have to cost you an arm and a leg in the Lake George Area. There are free activities and free events in every town across the region. Families will love the free concerts held weekly during the summer season. There’s always a fireworks show blasting off as well, especially during the summer. Free activities for kids abound in the Lake George Area such as a family-friendly ride on the Warren County Bikeway or swimming at the region’s beautiful beaches. Free activities for couples are all over the area, including hiking Adirondack trails and taking scenic driving tours through the Lake George Area’s quaint towns. Vacationing on a budget is easy in the Lake George Area.

Mountain Biking

Gurney Lane Mountain Bike Park

Gurney Lane has over 13 miles of mountain bike trails! The park features 11.2km of single track trails and 9.7km of double track trails traversing 152-acres.

Cole's Woods

Cole's Woods Trails

The trails of Cole's Woods are historic as the first lighted cross-country ski trails in North America opening in December of 1971. The trails continue to play host to several cross-country ski races each year, along with running races and other community events ~ as well as being a favorite recreational area among local community members.

Hague Town Beach Park

Hague Town Beach Park

Swim in Lake George at Hague Town Beach Park! Swim in Lake George, lounge on the beach, or play on the playground at this public park! Guests to the park can also use the public boat launch for a small fee. Enjoy picnic areas and restrooms.

Grave at Fort William Henry

Haunted History Trail of New York State

Experience the spookiest locations in the Lake George Area! The Haunted History Trail of New York State offers ghost hunts, guided tours, and ghostly getaways across the state. The Lake George Area is home to four mysterious locations and one guided tour company that can help you find some ghastly. Haunted locations in the Lake George Area:

Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Center (LARAC)

Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Center (LARAC)

Experience the Glens Falls art scene at LARAC! The Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Center was founded in 1972 by a coalition of arts-minded residents. Its mission is to enrich the quality of life in Warren, Washington, and Northern Saratoga Counties by supporting arts and culture.

Shepard Park Beach

Shepard Park

Bring your beach towel, a picnic lunch, and plenty of sunscreen, because you're not going to want to leave Shepard Park! Shepard Park Beach is conveniently located in the heart of Lake George Village.

Mountain Gallery

Mountain Gallery is located in the heart of downtown Glens Falls historic district. Dedicated to education and appreciation of fine arts, Mountain Gallery offers exhibition space to local artist and supports our vibrant arts community. In addition to art exhibits, Mountain Gallery is hosting book readings by local authors, workshops and private events. 

West End Park

Basketball, youth baseball field, playground, picnic tables and shelter. Leashed dogs are welcome.

Tannery Pond Center

Tannery Pond Center

Discover the thriving art & culture scene in the Adirondacks at the Tannery Pond Center! Tannery Pond is an arts & culture center dedicated to bringing theatrical performances and concerts in the Lyle Dye Auditorium, exhibitions in the Widlund Gallery, and the Teens Only! program to the Lake George Area.

Hall of Heroes Military History Museum

Hall of Heroes History Museum at The Patriot of Lake George

Remember the sacrifices of veterans at Hall of Heroes History Museum at The Patriot of Lake George! The Hall of Heroes History Museum is dedicated to the memory and sacrifices of our nation's heroes. It has representation from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Town of Johnsburg Library, The Corner Gallery

Located in the Town Hall the library offers exhibits by local and regional artists and students.

Pagenstecher Pulp Mill Museum

Pagenstecher Pulp Mill Museum

Discover the history of this paper mill in the heart of Lake Luzerne! The Pagenstecher Pulp Mill Museum celebrates the first pulp mill in the country to use all American equipment. It tells the story of Albrecht Pagenstecher and his two brothers, who came to Lake Luzerne from Germany to open a mill. The museum includes of industrial machinery and photos.