Lake George
Lake George
4.5
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During a 1791 visit, Thomas Jefferson was moved to say, "Lake George is without comparison, the most beautiful water I ever saw." Not much has changed. Today this 32-mile long, 3-mile wide dazzling lake draws vactioners who come to enjoy a plethora of outdoor endeavors including sailing, swimming, cruising on historic steamboats, hiking and more.
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dustythoughts
Manchester, CT1,762 contributions
Sep 2021
This beautiful lake is a wonderful place to take a rest, enjoy the gorgeous views, take a sunset cruise, or merely people-watch. The Adirondack Mountains provide a stunningly dramatic backdrop against the lake. It's a popular tourist destination in warmer weather, so there are a lot of activities around/on the lake, including touristy stores and priced-up restaurants, but it's still a calming destination no matter what you decide to do. If you're staying in the area, I'd recommend leaving your car at your hotel/motel and just walking to the lake, as it can get crowded, which makes driving more difficult.
Written July 19, 2022
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Raggedy
York, PA323 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Lake George is beautiful and peaceful. You can hang out at the beach or at a local park. The village has plenty of restaurants and shops. Watersports and hiking are abundant as well. The arcade in town was perfect for a rainy afternoon. It's a very walkable town.

My words of advice: 1) During the height of summer tourist season, if you plan to eat at a restaurant, go before 6 pm. They were very very busy, and several of them stopped taking carryout orders after 6:30 pm because they were so busy. 2) The Price Chopper grocery store is much smaller than I expected. We were able to purchase enough basics and essentials. However, if you are staying somewhere that you are expecting to cook a lot, you may want to shop at a bigger store in another nearby town.

We look forward to returning here for a future vacation.
Written July 29, 2021
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EPM3
Nassau, NY74 contributions
Aug 2021
Just completed third visit to Lake George. My family always enjoys our trip to Lake George. The area is beautiful and has many activities for the family. We usually stay 5-6 days and find that there are many activities to fill the days. I would highly recommend the Mini ha ha boat ride as well as Great Escape and Revolution Railroad. For ice cream its worth the short drive to Martha's . We usually stay in the Holiday Inn on Canada Street and find it a clean affordable way to stay in the Lake George area. There are also many pretty places on the Lake which I believe we will try on our next visit to Lake George. In summary if you are looking for an affordable, interesting and fun vacation Lake George would be a good choice.
Written August 22, 2021
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Danielle
2 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Americade. Don’t even bother coming here for Bike Week. It is a massive waste of your money. They can’t even not charge for parking on just Bike Week. Four motorcycles took ONE parking spot and EACH got $20.00 tickets, when one car in that spot would have been $20.00 alone, it’s a complete joke and extremely greedy of Lake George, New York. As if we weren’t giving them enough spending money in their shops and restaurants. On top of that, it also cost $10.00 to get into the vendors. Come to Laconia, New Hampshire Bike Week. They don’t take your money for any of the above!
Written September 27, 2021
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EPM3
Nassau, NY74 contributions
Jun 2022
This was my families fourth visit to Lake George. There is something for every age to enjoy. The Adirondack Pub & Brewery is a great place to eat and Martha's Ice Cream is a must visit. Make sure you check out the Minne-Ha-Ha, this is something every family that visits Lake George should do at least once. If you are looking for a place to spend 4-5 days I would highly recommend.
Written July 18, 2022
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lbouchard33
Portland, CT19 contributions
Aug 2022
We have been to LG many times over the years. It is such a friendly and welcoming vacation spot. You don't need more than 2 days to see the area... but we could just sit and look at that gorgeous lake and the surrounding mountains forever. Lots of places to sit and people watch down by the waterfront. Lots of open lawn area if you'd like to have a picnic lunch. There was a lot of pot smoking going on in LG... the smell is everywhere. Didn't bother us though. Just a wonderful, beautiful, peaceful place to relax. We will be back - often!
Written August 18, 2022
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NMay151
Dillsburg, PA170 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
Just returned home from our three day trip to Lake George NY. We stayed at a nice cabin on the lake. It had been 20 years since our last visit and we’re disappointed that many restaurants were closed on Monday and Tuesday’s. Don’t know if this is normal or COVID related. During our visit we went to Bolton Landing which is a nice little town, a couple shops were open and the Frederick Restaurant. Nice day! Next day we did the Mohican boat cruise to the Island of the Narrows-loved the 2 1/2 hr cruise. Lake George is beautiful but I wouldn’t like staying in the area of all the hotels seemed junkie and could only imagine the crowds in the summer. Don’t believe I’d visit again, rather the extra drive to New England.
Written October 1, 2021
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R Brewer
18 contributions
Jun 2020
Very nice little town in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. You will pay tourist prices for food, but it was good quality in all 3 restaurants we ate at. Small shops along the main street with many eateries. Of course several tourist type shops who cater to out of towners. People are extremely friendly. The lake itself has very clear water due to being spring fed. ( Cold though ). You can rent boats, parasail, etc. We were there for 3 days and enjoyed it thoroughly. Several boat trips available which are a great way to see the lake and surrounding mountains. Definitely recommend a boat sight-seeing trip. We also took an hour trip up to Ticonderoga which is at the northern end of the lake. One of the better short trips we have taken.
Written July 1, 2020
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Scott S
Lancaster, PA, United States206 contributions
Jul 2021
Our first trip to Lake George made us feel almost like being at the Jersey or Maryland shore with the attractions, food, and crowds. Our hotel was very close to downtown which we walked one evening. Expect to return in the fall.
Written October 17, 2021
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donaldrehner
Freeport, PA47 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Lake George is a very interesting town. Canada Street is like a Boardwalk with kitschy shops and small eateries. The rest of the area is centered around outdoor activities. The biggest problem is parking. It’s expensive and hard to find. We solved that problem by getting a motel within walking distance(we are both in our 70’s but active) to most activities. In the months of July and August they have free nightly concerts. On Thursday evenings there are fireworks.
Written July 16, 2022
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