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.

Lake George Dog Park

Obstacles, pipes, wide open space and off-leash fun await dogs at the Lake George Dog Park.  Opened in 2017, this park features play areas for large and small dogs and a water station.

Gurney Lane

Gurney Lane Recreation Area

A four-season recreation park in Queensbury.

Stony Creek District 4 Schoolhouse Museum

Stony Creek District 4 Schoolhouse Museum

Learn about the history of Stony Creek at the District 4 Schoolhouse Museum! The Stony Creek District 4 Schoolhouse Museum celebrates the history of school life and industry in a historic home in Stony Creek. This one room, two-story schoolhouse has photos, maps, and other artifacts celebrating the history of Stony Creek.

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.

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.

Music in the Park

Bring your blanket or a chair.

The Ruplin Gallery

The Ruplin Gallery

See local art at the Ruplin Gallery! The Ruplin Gallery, named for Ferdinand Ruplin, Professor Emeritus of languages at Stony Brook University, showcases the works of local artists and North Warren Central School students. The Ruplin Gallery is located in the Town of Chester Public Library.

Dr. Jacques Grunblatt Beach

Go for a swim in North Creek at the Dr. Jacques Grunblatt Beach! This beach at the North Creek Ski Bowl is perfect for swimming in the warmer months! Once the weather turns cold and the water freezes it's time for ice skating!

Gailey Hill Schoolhouse Museum

Gailey Hill Schoolhouse Museum

Learn about Lake Luzerne's past at the Gailey Hill Schoolhouse Museum! The Gaily Hill School House Museum is a former one-room schoolhouse from the early days of Lake Luzerne. Artifacts in the museum include antique desks, furniture, historic photos, and the school bell. The schoolhouse served grades one through six from 1865-1937 and was never electrified. It has been restored and moved to the present site on Main Street.

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.

An Architectural Heritage Tour of Warrensburg New York

The historic district features 428 historic properties and is the largest district north of Saratoga. This is a self guided walking tour. A free booklet is available from Warrensburg Beautification, 518-466-5497; Discover Warrensburg, 3754 Main Street, 518-232-7349 and the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce, 3839 Main Street, 518-623-2161.