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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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Fort William Henry
Fort William Henry
Owner description: Tour the site of the dramatic battle, that took place in 1757, between the French troops, under Marquis de Montcalm, and the English who were defending the fortress under the... more Owner description: Tour the site of the dramatic battle, that took place in 1757, between the French troops, under Marquis de Montcalm, and the English who were defending the fortress under the command of Lt. Colonel George Monroe. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites; 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: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Caffe Vero
Caffe Vero
Ranked #3 of 162 Restaurants in Lake George
Price:
Cuisines: American, Cafe
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Lone Bull Pancake & Steak
Lone Bull Pancake & Steak
Ranked #4 of 162 Restaurants in Lake George
Cuisines: American
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Log Jam Restaurant
Log Jam Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 162 Restaurants in Lake George
Price: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Lake George Bed and Breakfast
Lake George Bed and Breakfast
$79 - $169
Ranked #2 of 26 Lake George B&B and Inns
Lake George Escape Campground
2.0 of 5
Lake George Escape Campground
$77 - $184
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Super 8 Lake George/Warrensburg Area
2.0 of 5
Super 8 Lake George/Warrensburg Area
$65 - $88
Ranked #6 of 89 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
$108 - $228
Ranked #2 of 89 Hotels in Lake George
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Hampton Inn & Suites Lake George
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites Lake George
$105 - $258
Ranked #3 of 89 Hotels in Lake George
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Heritage of Lake George Motel
3.0 of 5
Heritage of Lake George Motel
$97 - $187
Ranked #5 of 89 Hotels in Lake George
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Lodges at Cresthaven
4.0 of 5
Lodges at Cresthaven
$164 - $305
Ranked #27 of 89 Hotels in Lake George
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The Quarters at Lake George
4.0 of 5
The Quarters at Lake George
$210 - $355
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