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Your guide to summer on Lake George, the Queen of American lakes

Summer on Lake George

Your guide to summer on Lake George, the Queen of American lakes

Everything you need to know for vacationing by the lake
Your guide to summer on Lake George, the Queen of American lakes
Justin Mahoney, owner of Lake George Island Adventures and Highline Charter Fishing, docks in Lake George, May 30, 2019.
Photographer: Erica Miller

Here's our guide to getting the most out of summer days on Lake George, from the water to the mountain tops, and everything in between!

Main attractions

Lake George's Prospect Mountain Highway delivers great views
Thousands each year drive to historic mountain summit

Journey back in time with visit to Lake George area forts
Experience the 18th century at Fort William Henry or Fort Ticonderoga

Touring Lake George by water without your own boat
No watercraft? No problem

Inside Lake George’s most popular bumper stickers and decals
Decals for days

The best free beaches on Lake George
Hit the beach

Oh, Canada! Sights and scenes on Lake George's famous street
Restaurants, gift shops and novelty stores

Canada Street: College kids drink up in 1961
Booze and bad manners disturbed the peace

Family fun

Lake George offers up dino roars and splash battles
Dino Roar Valley is the newest addition to the local amusement park scene

An expert’s essential guide to Lake George
Marketing Director for Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce talks mini golf, swimming and arcades

Ready Player One: Arcades, miniature golf winners in Lake George
The latest in games in popular summer spot

Lake George fun in the sun on a boat you don't own
Thriving rental industry can put just about anybody out on the water for a day

A shopper's guide to Lake George
Souvenirs and specialized gifts offered year-round

Outdoor adventure

Get back to Mother Nature with these four Lake George gems
Put down the devices and get outdoors

Camping options abound in Lake George region
Find everything from primitive tent camping to recreational vehicle parks

Exploring Lake George region on two wheels
Go places many visitors never get to see

Four great side trips around Lake George to add to your summer stay
Find natural and artistic delights in surrounding hamlets and towns

Parasailing offers thrills and spectacular views of Lake George
Up, up and away

Soaring and speeding among the Lake George treetops
Get a taste of the high life at Adirondack Extreme

Countless ways to see the Adirondacks' essential lake
Peaks that ring Lake George offer some of the best hiking in the region

Lake George region’s tubing, rafting options can suit all of your moods
From lazy rivers to rapids

Food & drink

Lake George is teeming with tasty options for breakfast
From the Sagamore to the Breakfast Spot

Takeout in Lake George area: 10 places for great grub on the go
From classic American fast food to Asian cuisine, there's something for everyone

A guide to the best spots for a cold drink on Lake George
Kick back and enjoy the view

Wonders by the water: Inside Lake George’s most mysterious locations
Last Howard Johnson’s, ‘mystery spot,’ and ghost tour prove Lake George can be mysterious

10 hot spots for cold treats in Lake George
After a long day at the beach or on the water, nothing beats ice cream

Former Lake George battlefield site preserves history as park
Picnicking on the past

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