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. Savor 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-kilometer) 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 kilometers) from Lake George. The village is easily accessible via Interstate 87.

Surfside On The Lake
Surfside On The Lake
2.5 out of 5
400 Canada Street, Lake George, NY, 12845
The price is Rs8,767 per night from 25 May to 26 May
Stay at this beach hotel in Lake George. Enjoy free parking, 2 restaurants and a private beach. Our guests praise the breakfast and the clean rooms in their ...
3.6/5 Good! (288 reviews)
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Reviewed on 16 May 2022

Surfside On The Lake
Courtyard by Marriott Lake George
Courtyard by Marriott Lake George
3 out of 5
365 Canada Street, Lake George, NY, 12845
The price is Rs10,003 per night from 25 May to 26 May
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Lake George. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (982 reviews)
"We Love the whole experience."

Reviewed on 15 May 2022

Courtyard by Marriott Lake George
Holiday Inn Lake George Turf, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Lake George Turf, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
2223 Canada St, Lake George, NY, 12845
The price is Rs9,228 per night from 26 May to 27 May
Stay at this 3-star family-friendly hotel in Lake George. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (992 reviews)
"This hotel had a beautiful view. Nice rooms, and friendly and helpful staff."

Reviewed on 16 May 2022

Holiday Inn Lake George Turf, an IHG Hotel
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 Wonderful! (62 reviews)
"It was amazing! It is a family owned property that was perfect for our stay. We were there for Americade. The cabins are perfect for the needs especially if you are looking for outdoorsy environment with the Comforts of a cabin. It is a cozy piece of property minutes away from Lake George Village ..."

Reviewed on 29 Sep 2021

Lake George Bear's Den
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 Outlets at Lake George and The Great Escape ...
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

Beach Cottages at Lake George
Whippoorwill Motel & Campsites
Whippoorwill Motel & Campsites
2 out of 5
1784 State Route 9, Lake George, NY, 12845
Stay at this campsite in Lake George. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in their reviews. ...
3.9/5 Good! (35 reviews)
"Room was in pathetic condition with spots on carpets and old ragged covers and hair on bed . Bathroom was just as old and towel rack just came out ! 100$ is too much in off season for a room here"

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2019

Whippoorwill Motel & Campsites
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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