Even in the cooler months, Lake George is packed with activity and adventure the whole family will enjoy. LakeGeorge.com offers this helpful list of free things to do this winter in the LakeGeorge area to help you get started!
Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing:
Put on your skis or snowshoes, and discover the beauty of Lake George! Crandall Park has lighted cross country ski trails that are great for evening skiing. Or you could try the cross country ski trails at Cronins Golf Course or the Lake George Village Recreation Center. It's a great workout and a wonderful way to make the most of the Lake George winter... plus it's free!
Sledding & Tubing:
Sledding is a joy you never outgrow, and the Lake George Village Recreation Center is the perfect location for a thrilling sledding adventure. Bring a few friends, the kids, your sweetheart... and make a day of it! If you have your own snow tubes, the Rec Center is also a great spot for tubing!
The lake is usually frozen solid by mid-January, providing the perfect crystal skating rink for ice skating each winter. Use caution whenever venturing out onto the ice, and practice smart ice safety. If you prefer, there are also public skating rinks in the Lake George area. More info on ice skating here.
Visit the Winter Carnival events throughout the month of February. It's a fun-filled celebration of the winter season, with plenty of exciting activities for the whole family to enjoy. Get more details for this year's Lake George Winter Carnival.
Gear up and head out onto the frozen lake for a day of ice fishing! This is something you can do for free on Lake George, but if you aren't an experienced ice fisherman or woman, you could also hire a guide for safety and expert knowledge of the lake. Find ice safety tips here.
When frozen over, Lake George offers an incredible arena for snowmobiling. You may want to read these tips on ice safety before venturing out to enjoy the thrill! There are also over 180 miles of snowmobile trails winding through Warren County from Glens Falls all the way into the Adirondacks.
For a little bit of history, take your own winter tour of Battlefield Park on Beach Road in Lake George. Discover the Father Isaac Jogues Monument, Battle Monument of King Hendrick and Sir William Johnson and other historical sites within the park.