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 put on in towns all over the region. These concerts are usually 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 to do in the Lake George Area.

Town of Johnsburg Library, The Corner Gallery

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

Schroon Lake Beach

Perfect for swimmers of all ages and abilities, the roped-in, shallow swim quarters are monitored by lifeguards, and the deeper section has a floating dock to lounge on. Children can play at making sandcastles and burying their legs near the shallow water, while more experienced water-lovers can take lazy laps in the clear mountain water.

Hall of Heroes Military History Museum at the Patriot of Lake George

Dedicated to the memory and sacrifices of our nation's heroes. Representation from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, recruiting posters, battlefield relics.

Stony Creek Recreation Field

Swim, picnic, playground.

Music in the Park

Bring your blanket or a chair.

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.

Hudson Pointe Nature Preserve

83-acre nature preserve along the Hudson River, fishing access. Over 2 miles marked trails for walking, hiking, mountain biking; snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Leashed dogs are welcome. Camping, swimming, motorized vehicles are prohibited.

Thirteenth Lake

Thirteenth lake in North River is a backwoods experience minus the hike. An accessible gravel path leads from the parking lot to a canoe launch where you'll have a chance at landing native Adirondack brook trout. Feeling adventurous? A network of hiking trails loop around the lake's east side, offering access to lakeside campsites and gin clear mountain ponds. 

Gailey Schoolhouse Museum

One-room schoolhouse from early days of Lake Luzerne. Antique desks, furniture, school bell. The schoolhouse is open July and August Thursday-Sunday only.

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. The trails vary in difficulty, ranging from easy trails like "HP" to difficult trails like "Rock Buster." An on-site bike repair stand includes hand tools and an air station.

Crandall Park

One of the best places to relax in the Lake George Area! Crandall Park has it all. Play on the playground, softball, soccer fields, basketball courts, and tennis courts. Take a walk or a hike on the trails, or enjoy a picnic lunch in the sunshine!

Visual Arts Gallery

Changing exhibitions, lectures, receptions, readings, and concerts.