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7 Ways to Spend a Fantastic Getaway in Bolton Landing

For a truly memorable getaway to the shores of Lake George, look no further than the hamlet of Bolton Landing, NY. Located just a short drive north of Lake George Village, Bolton Landing offers everything you need for a fun-filled trip, from hiking trails to marinas, outdoor attractions, craft beverage establishments, and more.

Take a Nature Hike Throughout the Area

nature trail through the woodsPhoto provided by Up Yonda Farm

Since Bolton Landing is based in the Southeastern Adirondacks, you can expect to find plenty of hiking trails all around the region. While some are family-friendly and great for beginners, others are challenging yet rewarding.

To start, Up Yonda Farm is an environmental education center featuring 70+ acres of land overlooking Lake George. The organization hosts public nature programs and exhibits at their facility, and visitors who pay the small admission fee may access their trail system. There are over seven trails, and most are short or feature gentle rises in elevation. You can go hiking during the warmer months or bring your snowshoes in winter for a fun excursion.

If you’d really like to get a workout and see the world from above, then take a hike up one of the local peaks instead. Cat Mountain and the nearby Thomas Mountain are moderate-level trails, but the hike will be well worth it to see a majestic view of Lake George!

Challenge Yourself to the Ultimate Tree Top Obstacle Course

woman riding down a zip line

How would you like to ride down ziplines and walk among the tree tops in the Adirondacks? At Adirondack Extreme in Bolton Landing, you can do both at their aerial adventure course!

This thrilling attraction is appropriate for most ages and ability levels as there are multiple adventure levels to choose from. The course is nestled within the trees about 10-60 feet above the ground, and it features suspended bridges, swinging surprises, nets, ziplines, and more.

Each year, Adirondack Extreme's operating season typically runs from April through November, weather depending. Plan your trip to the adventure course and get ready to unleash your inner monkey!

Plan an Adventure on the Waters of Lake George

people riding in a pontoon

From spring through fall, one of the best ways you can spend time in Bolton Landing and the surrounding region is with a trip out on the water. At 32 miles in length, Lake George is the ideal body of water for boating, kayaking, and other recreational activities.

Wondering where to begin? If you’re looking to exercise while you explore the spectacular lake, a paddling adventure may be the best option. The Lake George Kayak Company provides kayak, canoe, and stand up paddle board rentals at their paddlesports center.

In addition, the Bolton Landing community is home to multiple marinas and boat rental businesses that can help you get out on Lake George. Some companies offer guided and personalized tours, and others specialize in boat or jet ski rentals.

Taste Locally-Made, Award-Winning Wines at Adirondack Winery

a wine tasting

Adirondack Winery has been a staple of the Lake George area since 2008, but have you checked out their Bolton Landing Tasting Room yet? Opened in June 2017, this wine tasting room features a comfortable atmosphere with handcrafted wood rustic decor, a massive, artistic chalkboard, and more.

Whether you're a wine connoisseur, new to the wine world, or enjoy trying new varietals, you're sure to have a fun time tasting Adirondack Winery's selection of New York wines (wines made with New York grapes only). From the semi-sweet Prospect Mountain White to the refreshing Mellow Blush, experience their fruit-infused and dessert wines during a tasting session.

View current hours of operation at the Tasting Room »

Try Handcrafted, Lake George-Inspired Brews

rows of beer taps

For a great selection of craft beers that are inspired by the Lake George Region, Bolton Landing Brewing Company is the place to be. This brewpub is located on Lake Shore Drive in the heart of Bolton Landing and serves handcrafted beers from their 6+ taps. What’s better than trying a new brew paired with some tasty pub fare?

Bolton Landing Brewing Company is open throughout the year and offers a comfortable indoor taproom and a spacious patio with a warm fire pit and heaters. Be sure to ask about their seasonal brews when you stop by!

Dine Directly on the Lake George Waterfront

food and drinks on a patio table

No getaway to Lake George is complete without visiting some of the region's exceptional dining options. In Bolton Landing you'll discover a wide range of restaurants, some of which are located on the waterfront, offering guests scenic views of the lake!

Two of the community's waterfront restaurants include the Tavern on the Lake at Blue Water Manor and The Algonquin Restaurant. Both are open seasonally from spring through fall and have extensive food and drink menus. Sip a cocktail while enjoying the views, and order yourself a plate of delicious cuisine.

Explore the Sagamore Resort’s Premier Facilities

beautiful green golf course with lake in background

Even if you don’t stay at the historic Sagamore hotel, both the legendary golf course and luxurious spa are two reasons you should visit the AAA Four-Diamond resort!

The 18-hole, par 70 championship golf course is actually located on the mainland a few miles away from the hotel property. Featuring a natural wooded setting with beautiful views of the lake, the Sagamore Golf Course is a true gem in the southeastern Adirondacks. Enjoy challenging holes, deep bunkers, a practice range, and an award-winning pro shop.

Back at the Sagamore on Green Island, the Lake George Spa awaits! This peaceful sanctuary welcomes guests who are looking to rejuvenate their senses and relax. There are 14 treatment rooms, a hydrotherapy space, and a variety of spa services to experience.

While the golf course is open seasonally from late spring through mid-fall, the spa is available year round.

Find lodging and other Bolton Landing businesses, and make your escape to Lake George!

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