Ok we have some changes in town this year that I thought I should mention. I wrote a big overview/inside page under that tab but it was brought to my attention alot of people don't read those, so here's the quick run through.
We had a fire a couple months ago, what a loss, 5 stores were burned and another damaged. Among them were : Kites, Tails&Toys (colorful, loud music, lots of toys) Wizards Den, Bear Trading Company, Bob's Icecream, and the Fish Fry at the end that used to be Kaitlyn's. I'm sorry to report there is still cleanup going on, so you will be stuck with an eyesore there. They are planning to try to rebuild in the fall. On the bright side, we still have alot in town. Lake George Mall is a building that has been there as long as I can remember but not mentioned alot. You can walk inside, see many stores on each side. There are 3 floors, lots of steps, so parents with strollers or people with wheel chairs, asthma, or just hate stairs, go to the side of the building and you'll see an alleyway heading to Christie's. Walk on down and on your right you'll see an entrance (Cuckoo's Nest is a bar, but that enters you onto the 2nd floor) or you can also enter the mall from the bottom at the Boardwalk. On the 2nd floor is my new fav must mention, Don's Gift&Variety. They have the best prices in town, I already started my Christmas shopping when they opened! Gifts for all, sunglasses for $1.99(all of them!) nascar stuff, alot of toys for the kids, candy, collectibles.. Toys start at $1.00 and up, alot of flashing toys $1.99, some toilet humor, putty/slime, cars, baseball bat w/ ball for $3.99, flashing frisbee, etched Crystals with things like Nascar and New York inside, including base for under $10.00! Down the street they want $15.00 just for the crystal, so watch where you shop, pay attention to prices. Across the way is a cute Cowboy shop with everything country, plenty of clothes, hats, belts. Downstairs at boardwalk level is a great cafe with Angus burgers, fried dough,sandwiches, melts, nice owner good food. Upstairs is Jade Gifts, my daughter's name if you have seen me post before but no relation, alot of gifts of all diff kinds, prices go from great to wow are u kidding, beware of the incense smell if you are sensitive. Also they is a great candy store up top u can see from the rd, (hello Willy Wonka!) and a bunch of other gift shops that are too numerous to mention, and honestly I spent everything at Don's Gift then I was too tired and content to go on, but I'll go back in a couple days lol. Back on Canada Street (route 9) some other must mentions are Psychadellic Soul, you'll hear the music and see the neon colors before you get there, Lake George Trading Company. Honestly those are my favs and the best deals you'll find without it breaking before you get home. Beware of some of these cheap-o gift shops that just want to rip you off, Im a local and it still happens to me. Don't forget too further down on Route 9 south before you hit GREAT ESCAPE is a mile of shopping, mainly clothes and kitchen stuff there though. Have fun!!