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Lake George
When people find a great vacation getaway, they keep coming back. This 32-mile-long "Queen of American Lakes" is chock-full of lodging, attractions, eateries and just about any form of recreation you can name. A significant player in American history, Lake George is the site of two great forts, Fort William Henry and Fort Ticonderoga, both open to the public. Before plunging into the myriad activities in this family-friendly town, start off with a relaxing lake cruise to learn about the area. Then, take your pick of recreation: parasailing, fishing, diving, jet skiing, hiking, golfing, minigolf, horseback riding and more. If you've got kids in tow, you can't get away without visiting the Great Escape and... more When people find a great vacation getaway, they keep coming back. This 32-mile-long "Queen of American Lakes" is chock-full of lodging, attractions, eateries and just about any form of recreation you can name. A significant player in American history, Lake George is the site of two great forts, Fort William Henry and Fort Ticonderoga, both open to the public. Before plunging into the myriad activities in this family-friendly town, start off with a relaxing lake cruise to learn about the area. Then, take your pick of recreation: parasailing, fishing, diving, jet skiing, hiking, golfing, minigolf, horseback riding and more. If you've got kids in tow, you can't get away without visiting the Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom, New York's largest amusement park. Hikers gravitate to the international trail system or Prospect Mountain, which offers panoramic views from the top; for an easier way up, hop on the tram. Among the cleanest and clearest of major U.S. lakes, Lake George is as splendid today as when Thomas Jefferson described it as "...without comparison, the most beautiful water I ever saw." less

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Lake George
Lake George
Owner description: 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... more Owner description: 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. less
Attraction type: Bodies of Water
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Prospect Mountain
Prospect Mountain
A 2,030-foot mountain in Lake George that offers trips to the summit in "viewmobile" vans for awesome views.
Attraction type: Mountains
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The Fort William Henry Museum & Restoration
The Fort William Henry Museum & Restoration
Owner description: Fort William Henry Museum and Reconstruction is located on the site of the original French and Indian War fort at the south shore of Lake George. Experience how the soldiers... more Owner description: Fort William Henry Museum and Reconstruction is located on the site of the original French and Indian War fort at the south shore of Lake George. Experience how the soldiers fought and died at this wilderness outpost and learn the REAL history behind the surrender and massacre made famous by James Fennimore Cooper's, "Last of the Mohicans". Cannon and musket demonstrations at 10am, 12, 2, 4pm daily. Open May - October. less
Attraction type: History Museums
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Million Dollar Beach
Million Dollar Beach
Attraction type: Beaches
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Shelving Rock Falls
Shelving Rock Falls
A serene and beautiful waterfall located along an unmarked hiking trail in the Lake George system.
Attraction type: Waterfalls
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Sammy D's Cafe
Sammy D's Cafe
Ranked #1 of 162 Restaurants in Lake George
Cuisines: American, Cafe
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Bistro LeRoux
Bistro LeRoux
Ranked #2 of 162 Restaurants in Lake George
Price: $11 - $27
Cuisines: French, American, International
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Caffe Vero
Caffe Vero
Ranked #3 of 162 Restaurants in Lake George
Price:
Cuisines: American, Cafe
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Log Jam Restaurant
Log Jam Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 162 Restaurants in Lake George
Price: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Lone Bull Pancake & Steak
Lone Bull Pancake & Steak
Ranked #5 of 162 Restaurants in Lake George
Cuisines: American
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Americas Best Value Inn & Suites Lake George
2.5 of 5
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites Lake George
$82 - $203
Ranked #1 of 87 Hotels in Lake George
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Lake George Escape Campground
2.0 of 5
Lake George Escape Campground
$76 - $239
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Super 8 Lake George/Warrensburg Area
2.0 of 5
Super 8 Lake George/Warrensburg Area
$70 - $89
Ranked #7 of 87 Hotels in Lake George
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Holiday Inn Resort Lake George
3.5 of 5
Holiday Inn Resort Lake George
$111 - $297
Ranked #2 of 87 Hotels in Lake George
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Hampton Inn & Suites Lake George
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites Lake George
$104 - $294
Ranked #3 of 87 Hotels in Lake George
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Heritage of Lake George Motel
3.0 of 5
Heritage of Lake George Motel
$97 - $196
Ranked #4 of 87 Hotels in Lake George
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Lodges at Cresthaven
4.0 of 5
Lodges at Cresthaven
$163 - $609
Ranked #25 of 87 Hotels in Lake George
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The Quarters at Lake George
4.0 of 5
The Quarters at Lake George
$164 - $387
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.