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.

Gurney Lane Recreation Area

A four-season recreation park in Queensbury.

Stony Creek Recreation Field

Swim, picnic, playground.

Ridge/Jenkinsville Park

The basketball courts, tennis court, and softball fields serve a variety of sports leagues for both adults and youth. Play apparatus and cookout grills offer fun opportunity for summer picnics. Restrooms are available on site. When the season allows enjoy cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in this 80 acre park.  

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.

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.

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.

Bolton Historical Museum

Learn about the past of Bolton Landing at the Bolton Historical Museum! The Bolton Historical Museum is dedicated to teaching and preserving the history of Bolton Landing, Lake George, and the surrounding area. Visitors are invited to observe the museum's collection of artifacts, memorabilia and exhibits.

Lake George Skate Plaza

Streetscape-style park with grind, taco and banks. Helmets required for all skaters 12 and under and they must be accompanied by an adult. Skateboards and inline skates only. Pets, bicycles, and BMX-style bikes are prohibited.

Town of Johnsburg Library, The Corner Gallery

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

Hall of Heroes Military History Museum

Remember the sacrifices of veterans at the Hall of Heroes Military History Museum! The Hall of Heroes Military 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. The museum features recruiting posters, battlefield relics, medals, uniforms, and more from all wars, ranging from the French and Indian War to the War in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Visual Arts Gallery

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

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.