Top 10 Things to Do in Lake George

Narrowing down the best activities in Lake George is no easy task. At Lake Crest Inn, our guests have headed out to enjoy local activities and fun experiences for decades. Here’s a quick list of our favorites that definitely doesn’t cover everything – there’s so much to see and do in the region that one visit with us can’t possibly cover it all.

Lake Activities – You can rent boats, jet skis, kayaks, test your fishing skills or just sit on the beach and soak up the sun and scenic mountain views.

Steamboat Tours – The Lake George Steamboat Company has operated on the lake for more than 200 years. Take a sightseeing cruise and even enjoy brunch, lunch, or dinner while you relax and take in the sites and history.

Take a hike – Do you have what it takes to be a Lake George 12ster? From Thomas Mountain to Sleeping Beauty Mountain and six peaks that make up the Tongue Range there’s no shortage of peaks to explore. For those who prefer a more level stroll, try out the Lake George Lakefront Walk.

Outlet shopping – What’s called the “million-dollar half-mile” is four shopping centers comprised of five malls. The Outlets at Lake George East and West, French Mountain Commons Outlet Center, The Log Jam Outlet Center, and the Adirondack Outlet Mall. Get some great deals! It’s also a good excuse to go on those rare rainy days.

Historic Forts – Go back in time to the 18th century at Fort William Henry and Fort Ticonderoga. Located at the northern and southern points of Lake George respectively, these historical locations offer great tours and historic reenactments from spring through the fall.

Warren County Bikeway - This nearly 10-mile paved path begins in Glens Falls and traverses the rolling hills of Lake George. Two public parking lots on the trail make it easily accessible for bikers, walkers, and joggers. The bikeway is also dotted with signage that describes historical landmarks and events that occurred along the path.

Natural Stone Bridge and Caves – Feeling adventurous? The epic Stone Bridge is the largest marble cave in the U.S. and arguably one of the most picturesque places in Lake George. Explore the bridge and caves on self-guided tours or take a guided tour where you can spelunk and do some cave crawling.

Festivals and Events – From the Americade Motorcycle Week to the Lake George Balloon and Adirondack Wine Festivals to the ever popular Adirondack Nationals Car Show there’s always something fun happening in the Lake George Region.

Hyde Collection Art Museum and Historic House – This small art museum is just south of Lake George in the Glens Falls Art District. The museum features works by artists including Rembrandt, El Greco, Picasso, and Renoir. The collection also showcases contemporary art by artists such as Gottlieb, Kelly, and Rauschenberg.

Six Flags Great Escape - From roller coasters and water slides to animal experiences, food, and games, you get the whole amusement park experience at Six Flags. Be on the lookout for seasonal festivals and special events during your visit.

The Lake Crest Inn is truly the perfect spot for vacationers to call home during their visit to Lake George. If you’re having trouble deciding how to spend your day, ask us at the front desk or even better get some real local knowledge over breakfast from the servers at our Lake Crest Café.