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.

Crandall Park

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!

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.

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.

Town of Chester Museum of Local History

Town of Chester Museum of Local History

Learn about Chestertown at the Museum of Local History! The Town of Chester Museum of Local History celebrates the rich past of the Chester and Pottersville regions of the Lake George Area. Guests to the museum will discover photographs, antiques, and artifacts. The museum is operated by the Historical Society of the Town of Chester.

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.

West End Park

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

Schumann Preserve at Pilot Knob

Round the Lake Challenge

Explore the Lake George Area and become a Round-the-Laker! The Round the Lake Challenge is an outdoor recreation challenge designed by the Lake George Land Conservancy to, "educate about the Lake George watershed’s natural, historical and cultural resources by encouraging first-hand experiences."

SUNY Adirondack Visual Arts Gallery

SUNY Adirondack Visual Arts Gallery

Experience some amazing art at the SUNY Adirondack Visual Arts Gallery! The SUNY Adirondack Visual Arts Gallery, located in Dearlove Hall since 1984, features changing exhibitions, lectures, receptions, readings, and concerts.

North Country Arts

North Country Arts

Tour North Country Arts' two Glens Falls galleries! North Country Arts is a non-profit cultural organization aiming to promote the arts in the Lake George Area. Their galleries include many talented and well-known artists and artisans.

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!

Discover Warrensburg

Discover Warrensburg ~ Museum of Local History

Explore the history of an Adirondack town at the Discover Warrensburg museum! 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.

Dean Homestead Museum

Dean Homestead Museum

Learn about the Dean family and Stony Creek at the Dean Homestead Museum! The Dean Homestead Museum celebrate the Dean family and local Stony Creek history. Guests to the museum will find artifacts and photos.