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The village, Bolton landing, or Diamond point?

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The village, Bolton landing, or Diamond point?

Hi we are a family of 5 with 3 teenagers it will be our first time in LG and we need help which part of Lake George will you recommend. We want to be in the water and at the same time not too far from activities and must see places. Please help any suggestions are welcome. Thank you in advance.

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1. Re: The village, Bolton landing, or Diamond point?

The Village will offer the most for the teens, Diamond Point the least for everyone and Bolton is much nicer for the adults. The advantage of DP is right in the middle of the two...tough choice. Bolton to the Village is not far -10 miles or so and 20 minutes travel time

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2. Re: The village, Bolton landing, or Diamond point?

As stated Tough choice but I will have to go with the Village of Lake George since it is the heart of the action.

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3. Re: The village, Bolton landing, or Diamond point?

it depends on whether you want to accompany them , whether or not they drive, etc.

As ADK Traveler said, Bolton Landing is a nicer town for adults. Nice restaurants, gift shops with things made by local artisans, a more sophisticate groove. Adults will definitely like this town more than Lake George village - which is more touristy. T-shirt & souvineer shops, lots of made in China stuff, a few bars, mediocre restaurants, BUT the teens like it way more than Bolton Landing. There isn't really a town of Diamond Point - there's a deli and a post office but mostly there are a lot of lake front motels, cottages, "resorts", etc. We generally stay in this are becuase it's 5-10 minutes in either direction to either town. Between LG and BL they each have a fireworks night (not the same night so you could go to both).

The thing to know about anywhere you stay is that most places that aren't astronomically high priced are places with "dated" decor, but most are immaculate and very sweet. We always get a house-keeping unit so we can cook some of own meals and save the money for boat rentals, or ADK Extreme Adventure, or horse back riding. We use disposable everything (less work for mom) and either grill burgders or steak, or bring frozen meatballs. Breakfast and lunch is easy with a small kitchen and you save so much money! We generally eat one meal a day out - so we still enjoy dining out - but have the advantages of having a bowl of ceral or a simple sandwich. There are a few delis on Lake Shore Rd where you can get potato salad, etc.

If you want your teens to be able to walk into town then stay in LG village. But if you don't mind dropping them off in town, or allowing one of them to drive or some combination, then stay in Diamond Point.

You will have a great time - so much to do - hiking, biking, boating, beaching, fishing, min-golf, amusement parks, go carts, tree top obstacle courses, zip lines, etc. We came for the first time 4 years ago and now we try to get back every Summer. The first year, first day the teens comments were only about how lame everything was, the lack of cell reception, etc. By the time we left that week their comments were more like "you know what mom, I thought I was gonna hate it but I really liked Lake George". Now theylook forward to it as much as we do.

Enjoy it!

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4. Re: The village, Bolton landing, or Diamond point?

Thank you everyone!!! You have given me good pointers and you are all very helpful. We decided to go with diamond point so we can stay close to the beach and just drive in to the village. We really appreciate all your help.

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5. Re: The village, Bolton landing, or Diamond point?

Great choice!

There is a trolley that offers service between Diamond Point and Lake George Village.

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Have a wonderful trip!

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6. Re: The village, Bolton landing, or Diamond point?

Have a great time

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