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Lake George Water Activities: 4 Ways to Enjoy the Lake

At 32 miles long, with a surface area of roughly 28,000 acres, the activities available to enjoy during a day on the water are as vast as the lake itself! We've grouped our four favorite Lake George water activities below.


Lake George is dotted with marinaslaunch sites, places to get boat rentals, businesses that can take you for a boat tour, and more. Whether you're ready to head out on your own or you'd prefer to let someone else do the steering, Lake George has it all when it comes to boating.


man holding a bass
Photo credit: Joe Testa, Fresh Water Therapy

There's plenty of excellent fishing to be had on Lake George! The lake supports both cold and warm water species, which is known as a two-story fishery. For the cold-blooded, ice-fishing begins with the complete freeze-up, usually in early January, and continues until March 15. Need help? Check out fishing guides.


You don't need an ocean to get cruising! Lake George cruise companies offer a variety of sightseeing cruises with fabulous food, live entertainment, and sometimes even fireworks. If you've never been, there's no better way to enjoy the beauty of the lake. Or is there?


If you'd like to experience Lake George from 300 feet high above the water you'll have to make a reservation for parasailing. There's no previous experience needed, and you also get a sweet boat ride and phenomenal photos out of the excursion.

Want more? There's also kayaking, rafting, tubing, and paddleboarding >>

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