Fun & Family-Friendly Outdoor Winter Activities

Even in the colder months, Lake George is packed full with activities and adventures the whole family will enjoy. Below, we've put together a helpful list of fun things to do in the Lake George area so you and your family can have a memorable winter season!

winter carnival on the ice playing games

Enjoy the Lake George Winter Carnival:

The highlight of the winter season in Lake George Village is the Lake George Winter Carnival, which takes place each weekend throughout the month of February! This is a fun-filled celebration of the winter season, and there are always plenty of exciting activities for the whole family to enjoy! Best of all, it's free to attend!

Explore Battlefield Park:

For a little bit of history, take your own winter tour of Battlefield Park on Beach Road in Lake George! Be sure to check out the Iroquois Statue, the Isaac Jogues Memorial, and Fort George! If it's not too cold, you can even play Pokemon Go through the park!

Visit a Local Ski Center:

Wondering what the Lake George area has to offer skiers and snowboarders interested in visiting the area? There are a few great ski resorts not too far from Lake George that are very family-friendly! Wear your best outdoor winter clothes and head out to the popular slopes!

Go Sledding & Snow Tubing:

Sliding down a snowy hill is a joy you never outgrow, and there are multiple spots in the Lake George area where you can go sledding or snow tubing!

One of the popular choices is the Lake George Rec Center's Tubing Hill, which is open for free snow tubing and sledding (if you own a tube or sled). West Mountain and Tubby Tubes offer paid snow tubing parks where you don't need to bring your own!

Try Ice Skating:

Lake George is usually frozen solid by mid-January, providing the perfect rink for ice skating each winter. However, if the lake isn't frozen during your trip to the Lake George area, there are other local sites that offer public indoor or outdoor ice skating!

Plan an Ice Fishing Trip:

Gear up and head out onto the frozen lake for a day of ice fishing! Although some fishermen go alone, it's just as much fun to bring the kids, set up a shelter on the lake, and ice fish together. Don't forget to take hot chocolate with you!

This is an activity you can do for free on Lake George, but if you aren't an experienced ice fisherman, you could also hire a guide for safety tips and expert knowledge of the lake. If the lake's not frozen, check out these other popular fishing spots in the Adirondacks!

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