Narrow, 32-mile-long Lake George is nicknamed the Queen of the American Lakes. It is surrounded by the Adirondack mountains, which amounts to some of the most stunning scenery on the East Coast.
The Village of Lake George, on the southern shore, is where the lake is at its widest and is full of hotels, shops and restaurants. It is a great place for a stroll with an ice cream cone on summer evenings. The Lake George Steamboat Company is based here and offers tours of the spectacular lake.
Traveling north along the western side of the lake, civilization thins out and nature begins to take over. The best way to explore the many islands and beautiful miles of shoreline is on a boat of your own.
Boating on Lake George is always exciting, and there are plenty of marinas and rentals available. Snug Harbor Marina has properties in two locations — Silver Bay and Ticonderoga. They offer boat repairs, boat rentals and sales and winter storage. Chic’s marina has watersport rentals, and FR Smith & Sons marina offers boat rentals, too.
The Villages offers a host of events during the summer months. Don’t miss events including king George Fishing Derby ( July 10-12), Lake George Music Festival (August 17-27), Lake George Restaurant Week (September 13-19) and, of course, the Adirondack Balloon Festival (September 18-20). If you are in the area during the month of July, there are fireworks every Thursday night!
One visit to Lake George can lead to a lifetime of discovery. It will soon become obvious that its nickname is an understatement. People have been returning to the area to enjoy its splendor for generations. A weekend’s stay can easily turn into a lifetime of pleasure!