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.

Dean Homestead Museum

Museum of local and Dean family history, artifacts, photos.

2nd Floor Gallery

We have monthly exhibitions featuring our members in both solo and group shows. July and August we are a stop on the Third Thursday Art Walk. NorthCountryARTS is a volunteer-run membership arts organization founded to provide opportunities, encourage and promote artists and artisans in the north country.    

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 Recreation Area

A medley of easy trails meander through a snowy forest.

Discover Warrensburg

Discover Warrensburg tells the story of this 18th century frontier town awash in wealth opportunities from logging and river-powered industries, to its transformation as a 21st century town surrounded by natural recreation opportunities in the forest, on the mountains and on the rivers.  

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. 

Stony Creek District 4 Schoolhouse Museum

History of school life and industry in historic home in Stony Creek, photos, maps.

Pagenstecher Pulp Mill Museum

Museum of industrial machinery, photos. Houses the first American made grinding machine made by Bagley & Sewell of Watertown.

Dr Jacques Grunblatt Memorial Park Pond

Ice skating weather and ice conditions permitting.

Music in the Park

Bring your blanket or a chair.

Hague Historical Museum

The Clifton F West Memorial Room maintained by the Hague Historical Society features the history of Hague, the once booming town of Graphite and the mining operation. Gallery and museum featuring local Adirondack artists. A Path Through History attraction.

Freedom Park

The perfect park for children with a variety of physical abilities! Freedom Park is a barrier-free playground, making it accessible to those with disabilities. The playground has swings, slides, a sand table, and climbing structures. There are picnic tables and a portable restroom at the park. No pets please.