Lake George, NY

Travel Guide
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.

Comfort Inn & Suites
Comfort Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
4054 State Route 9L, Lake George, NY
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥9,584 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4
Situated in a state park, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Million Dollar Beach, Fort William Henry, and Lake George Steamboat Company. Outlets at Lake George ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (982 reviews)
"It was good"

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2022

Comfort Inn & Suites
Courtyard by Marriott Lake George
Courtyard by Marriott Lake George
3 out of 5
365 Canada Street, Lake George, NY
The price is ¥12,427 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28
Situated in a state park, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Shepard's Beach Park.
4.7/5 Exceptional! (948 reviews)
"The location is great it has a great view of the lake and mountains.And its by alot of shops"

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2022

Courtyard by Marriott Lake George
Best Western of Lake George
Best Western of Lake George
2.5 out of 5
2452 State Route 9N, Lake George, NY
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥9,584 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Goony Golf, Fort William Henry, and Lake George Steamboat Company. Outlets at Lake George is 3.1 ...
4/5 Very Good! (898 reviews)
"It was very clean. Staff VERY friendly. Breakfast was wonderful great selection. We had a great time"

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

Best Western of 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.
Sun Castle Resort
Sun Castle Resort
3.5 out of 5
3178 Lake Shore Dr, Lake George, NY
The price is ¥37,014 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
Nestled on the beach, this Lake George aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Lake George, Lake George Steamboat Company, and Fort William Henry. Hearthstone Point ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (28 reviews)
"I loved the way the townhouse was set up. It was very clean and well set up. Clean towels were given daily. The grounds were beautiful."

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

Sun Castle Resort
Lake George Bear's Den
Lake George Bear's Den
2.5 out of 5
3243 Lake Shore Drive, Lake George, NY
Situated in Lake George, this cabin is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Hearthstone Point Campground and within 3 mi (5 km) of Lake George Steamboat Company and Fort William ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (62 reviews)
"It was amazing! It is a family owned property that was perfect for our stay. We were there for Americade. The cabins are perfect for the needs especially if you are looking for outdoorsy environment with the Comforts of a cabin. It is a cozy piece of property minutes away from Lake George Village ..."

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

Lake George Bear's Den
LAKE GEORGE LOG CABIN
LAKE GEORGE LOG CABIN
Lake George, NY
Situated in Lake George, this cabin is within 6 mi (10 km) of Hudson River, Lake George, and Hickory Ski Center. Adirondack Winery and Shepard's Beach Park are ...
3.9/5 Good! (10 reviews)
Awesome house
"Very neat house ... would've love to stay longer"

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2021

LAKE GEORGE LOG CABIN
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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