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Visit Lake George From New York City

If you're looking for a weekend getaway that's not too far from New York City, Lake George is the perfect place to go. Lakes, beaches, mountains, restaurants, shopping - you can find all these things and more in the Lake George Region!

lake george panorama
Photo Credit: Luke Dow

How Far Is Lake George From New York City?

Lake George, NY is just over 200 miles from New York City, so the drive will take between 3.5 - 4 hours, depending on the route you choose.



Is A Bus Or Train Service Available?

Adirondack Trailways and Greyhound both maintain a regular bus route between New York City and Lake George. If you prefer to take the train, Amtrak runs from New York City's Penn Station to Montreal with a stop in Fort Edward, located a mere 20 minutes from Lake George. The train station provides car rentals, taxis, and a shuttle service through the Greater Glens Falls Transit System in order to get you to your final destination.


What Activities Can I Enjoy?

Whether you're taking a day trip from New York City or spending the weekend, there is plenty to keep you entertained in Lake George. In the summer, you can go camping, head to the beach, or get out on the lake. In the winter, enjoy skiing, tubing, or ice fishing. The fall in Lake George offers an array of hiking trails with spectacular views. There are so many things to do, you may have to become a regular visitor to enjoy them all!


Where Can I Stay?

Lodging in Lake George NY is abundant, no matter what time of year you're visiting. Although the summer is the most popular time for a trip to Lake George, there are also plenty of resorts open in the winter as well.


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