Lake George

Travel Guide
Lake George showing touring, forests and autumn colours
With its pristine water, wooded shoreline and more than 300 islands, this New York destination earns its nickname, the “Queen of American Lakes.”

Lake George is tucked into the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York. It pairs natural beauty with a resort-style atmosphere, earning its nickname, the “Queen of American Lakes.”

The region is best explored by car along the lakefront U.S. Route 9. Getting around the village of Lake George is easy with the comprehensive trolley system.  

Hotels and bed-and-breakfasts abound throughout the area. Camping is also a popular activity find tent and RV sites at Lake George Battleground, Hearthstone Point and Thornwood.

Cool off during the summer at Six Flags Great Escape, an amusement and water park. If you’re looking for a more rustic adventure, whitewater raft down the Hudson River Gorge.

Relax for the afternoon at Million Dollar Beach or enjoy live entertainment at Shepard’s Park Beach. Savour lunch with a view aboard one of Lake George’s authentic steamboats and tour the lake in style. Don’t miss the Thursday Firework Cruises during the summer. If you want to be your own captain, rent a canoe or sailboat. You can also see Lake George from above when you take one of the region’s popular hot air balloon rides.

Set aside a rainy day for an afternoon full of scares, courtesy of the House of Frankenstein Wax Museum. Explore the village’s quaint shops and surrounding outlet malls. Satisfy your palate at one of Lake George’s many restaurants or go wine tasting at the vineyards scattered throughout the region.

Outdoor activities abound all year long, with the 32-mile (51-kilometre) long lake serving as a focal point. Go tubing, swimming and sailing in summer, canoe or kayak in autumn, and ice skate or cross-country ski in winter. Prolong the snowy fun and enjoy fresh powder at nearby Gore Mountain or West Mountain. Hiking trails surround the village one of the most popular hikes is the climb up Buck Mountain to enjoy panoramic views of the region.

Visitors can fly into Albany International Airport, which is located 70 miles (114 kilometres) from Lake George. The village is easily accessible via Interstate 87.

Roaring Brook Ranch Resort
Roaring Brook Ranch Resort
3 out of 5
Route 9N South, Lake George, NY, 12845
The price is ₹7,240 per night from 16 Oct to 17 Oct
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Lake George. Enjoy free parking, an outdoor pool and a conference centre. Our guests praise the bar and the helpful ...
3.4/5 Good! (833 reviews)
"Will be staying here again in the future very helpful and friendly"

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2022

The George NY
The George NY
2 out of 5
1533 US-9, Lake George, NY, 12845
The price is ₹8,144 per night from 5 Oct to 6 Oct
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Lake George. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Popular attractions Lumberjack Pass Mini Golf and Log ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (261 reviews)
Great stay!
"It was a great stay i have nothing bad to say about it....room was very clean and smelled really good"

Reviewed on 2 Oct 2022

The Georgian Lakeside Resort
The Georgian Lakeside Resort
2.5 out of 5
384 Canada Street, Lake George, NY, 12845
The price is ₹8,054 per night from 10 Oct to 11 Oct
Stay at this beach hotel in Lake George. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (198 reviews)
"Stayed in a Jacuzzi lakefront room. The room was a nice size, the bed comfortable with ample pillows and warm comforter. Large jacuzzi tub and separate shower were relaxing and updated. There were lots of toiletries and towels. The room also had a fridge, microwave, iron, ironing board, coffee maker. ..."

Reviewed on 2 Oct 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Lake George Bear's Den
Lake George Bear's Den
2.5 out of 5
3243 Lake Shore Drive, Lake George, NY, 12845
Stay at this cabin in Lake George. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a picnic area. Our guests praise the pool and the family amenities in their reviews. Popular ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (71 reviews)
"Loved the peace and quiet, friendly management"

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2022

English Brook Cottages
English Brook Cottages
3 out of 5
2888 US-9, Lake George, NY, 12845
Stay at this 3-star cabin in Lake George. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Popular attractions Adirondack Winery and Shepard's Beach Park are ...
3/5 (3 reviews)
"Excellent stay. Beautiful cottage. Close to everything. Very clean and manicured property. Great staff. Only negative: the sun comes in through blinds in the morning and woke me up way too early."

Reviewed on 28 Aug 2022

Beach Cottages at Lake George
Beach Cottages at Lake George
3 out of 5
204 Beach Road, Lake George, NY, 12845
Stay at this 3-star cottage in Lake George. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and private gardens. Popular attractions Million Dollar Beach and Lake George Dog Beach ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
"The picture of the place was different smaller frigerator smaller space but my wife loved it . The area is very peaceful the property manager was very kind everything was smooth Nice place! Nice people!"

Reviewed on 23 Apr 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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