Lake George, NY

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Lake George showing forests, fall colors and vehicle touring
With its pristine water, wooded shoreline and more than 300 islands, this New York destination earns its nickname, the “Queen of American Lakes.”

Lake George is tucked into the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York. It pairs natural beauty with a resort-style atmosphere, earning its nickname, the “Queen of American Lakes.”

The region is best explored by car along the lakefront U.S. Route 9. Getting around the village of Lake George is easy with the comprehensive trolley system.

Hotels and bed-and-breakfasts abound throughout the area. Camping is also a popular activity find tent and RV sites at Lake George Battleground, Hearthstone Point and Thornwood.

Cool off during the summer at Six Flags Great Escape, an amusement and water park. If you’re looking for a more rustic adventure, whitewater raft down the Hudson River Gorge.

Relax for the afternoon at Million Dollar Beach or enjoy live entertainment at Shepard’s Park Beach. Savor lunch with a view aboard one of Lake George’s authentic steamboats and tour the lake in style. Don’t miss the Thursday Firework Cruises during the summer. If you want to be your own captain, rent a canoe or sailboat. You can also see Lake George from above when you take one of the region’s popular hot air balloon rides.

Set aside a rainy day for an afternoon full of scares, courtesy of the House of Frankenstein Wax Museum. Explore the village’s quaint shops and surrounding outlet malls. Satisfy your palate at one of Lake George’s many restaurants or go wine tasting at the vineyards scattered throughout the region.

Outdoor activities abound all year long, with the 32-mile (51-kilometer) long lake serving as a focal point. Go tubing, swimming and sailing in summer, canoe or kayak in autumn, and ice skate or cross-country ski in winter. Prolong the snowy fun and enjoy fresh powder at nearby Gore Mountain or West Mountain. Hiking trails surround the village one of the most popular hikes is the climb up Buck Mountain to enjoy panoramic views of the region.

Visitors can fly into Albany International Airport, which is located 70 miles (114 kilometers) from Lake George. The village is easily accessible via Interstate 87.

Roaring Brook Ranch Resort
Roaring Brook Ranch Resort
3 out of 5
Route 9N South, Lake George, NY, 12845
The price is $79 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
$79
per night
Dec 11 - Dec 12
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Lake George. Enjoy free parking, an outdoor pool, and a conference center. Our guests praise the bar and the helpful ...
3.4/5 Good! (867 reviews)
"Nice place. It was out of season when we were there. Would like to try in the summer. Room was big and clean."

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2022

Roaring Brook Ranch Resort
The George NY
The George NY
2 out of 5
1533 US-9, Lake George, NY, 12845
The price is $86 per night from Jan 10 to Jan 11
$86
per night
Jan 10 - Jan 11
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Lake George. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Popular attractions Lumberjack Pass Mini Golf and Log ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (353 reviews)
"This is my second visit to this hotel. I have been very happy both times. The room was clean and comfortable, as was the entire hotel. All staff that I came in contact with (front desk staff, breakfast staff, housekeeping) were friendly and accommodating. I will definitely be back again!"

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2022

The George NY
Courtyard by Marriott Lake George
Courtyard by Marriott Lake George
3 out of 5
365 Canada Street, Lake George, NY, 12845
The price is $109 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
$109
per night
Dec 11 - Dec 12
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Lake George. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (1,001 reviews)
"The staff was so friendly and personable. I wish I got the girl and guy at the front desk but they were amazing!"

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2022

Courtyard by Marriott Lake George
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Lake George Bear's Den
Lake George Bear's Den
2.5 out of 5
3243 Lake Shore Drive, Lake George, NY, 12845
Stay at this cabin in Lake George. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a picnic area. Our guests praise the pool and the family amenities in our reviews. Popular ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (72 reviews)
"Loved the peace and quiet, friendly management"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022

Lake George Bear's Den
Winter in the Adirondacks! Resort-like home. Close to Skiing!
Winter in the Adirondacks! Resort-like home. Close to Skiing!
Lake George, NY
Stay at this ski vacation home in Lake George. Enjoy free WiFi, private pools, and a water park. Our guests praise the pool in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (31 reviews)
Lake George retreat
"Great base of operations for our lake George adventures. Easy access to downtown and great backyard for lounging by a private pool."

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

Winter in the Adirondacks! Resort-like home. Close to Skiing!
English Brook Cottages
English Brook Cottages
3 out of 5
2888 US-9, Lake George, NY, 12845
Stay at this 3-star campground in Lake George. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Popular attractions Lakeside Trail and Black Mountain Loop ...
3/5 (3 reviews)
"Excellent stay. Beautiful cottage. Close to everything. Very clean and manicured property. Great staff. Only negative: the sun comes in through blinds in the morning and woke me up way too early."

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2022

English Brook Cottages
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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