Lake George is known as the Gateway to the Adirondacks, and is renowned for its beauty and stunning natural resources. Named after a British monarch of the same name, the village graces the basin of the 32-mile glacial waterway dubbed “The Queen of American Lakes”. Originally a destination of well-to-do vacationers, this thriving Upstate New York community now boasts a full menu of year-round attractions for work and living.
Lake George offers residents a connection to an intimate atmosphere of close-knit families with a strong sense of community. Not only is Lake George extraordinary in its beauty, there are many fine cultural and educational institutions nearby. All types of outdoor recreational and leisure activities are available year-round.
Tourism is the premier industry that serves the economic needs of this community. Hotels, motels, shops and restaurants abound. Small businesses provide every service for visitors from steamboat cruises on the lake to the service businesses that support the hospitality industry. The friendly people here are what make Lake George, NY a destination for happy visitors year after year. As the community continues to grow and develop, technology and small business ventures begin to enhance the occupational and career opportunities available to residents.
Lake George offers a full list of options when it comes to recreation! Outdoor pursuits are endless, with hiking, boating, kayaking, and biking to name just a few. Summer offers access to beautiful “Million Dollar Beach” at the base of the lake, Shepard Park for strolling and soaking the summer sun, and the many other activities and attractions the summer tourist season brings. In addition, the Diamond Point Beach is open to year-round residents only for their swimming and picnicking pleasure.
A true four-season community, Lake George is ripe with activities year-round. Autumn is perfect for taking in the area sights on bicycle. The Warren County Bike Path begins here at the Million Dollar Beach and winds its way for 9.5 miles to the Glens Falls Feeder Canal, through lovely wooded settings the whole family can enjoy. Prospect Mountain is a vigorous hike rewarded by an unforgettable, breathtaking view.
Winter is just as exciting. The Lake George Winter Carnival takes place in February, beginning with an annual Polar Plunge into the icy water of Lake George, followed by all types of unique winter events. The Lake George Recreation Center offers tubing, ice skating, and cross-country ski trails, and there is even an indoor ice arena for skating.
This is a family-friendly community with a year-round population of less than 4,000 at the close of the busy tourist season. From the fun and boisterous seasonal activity to the tranquil and breathtaking offerings of Autumn, Winter and Spring, Lake George continues to grow as a destination location for families looking for a community that has it all. Find more Things to Love >>
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