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.

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.  

Music in the Park

Bring your blanket or a chair.

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."

Mill Creek Recreation Area

Picnic, fish, day use area on Mill Creek.

Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library

Discover the culture of the Adirondacks at Crandall Public Library's Folklife Center! The Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library is an award-winning program presenting the cultural traditions of the upper Hudson valley and southern Adirondacks through research and documentation, gallery, special collections, public programs, and educational services.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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!