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Find 9 Fun Things to Do in Lake George in April & May

Outdoors, Indoors - Lake George Has It All!

Editor's Note: Please adhere to social distancing guidelines as we work to flatten the curve. Check with individual businesses ahead of time to confirm they're still open, or to find out what precautions they're taking.

Early spring is always the time of year when we start itching for the type of long, sun-filled weekends on the lake that make summer in Lake George so great. The good news is there's so much to do in Lake George year round that we can satisfy our spring fever craving to get out and about, no matter the weather!

Go Outdoors & Get Ready for Summer With These Great Springtime Activities

It seems like there's a never-ending list of outdoor things to do in Lake George all year round. These are just a few of our favorite outdoor activities for April and May in Lake George and the surrounding region.

Have an Adventure High in the Treetops

person doing a treetop adventure course

With over 130 obstacles for adults and plenty of fun for kids of all ages, Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course offers the ultimate challenge if you're looking to get outside and be active this spring. From rope bridges and tarzan swings to nets and ladders, the adventure courses will keep you on your toes.

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Brave the Rapids With Whitewater Rafting

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Please note: Many whitewater rafting companies have cancelled trips for April 2020 but are hopeful about opening in May 2020. Check with individual companies for more details.

If you're into rapids, then spring is the absolute best time to go whitewater rafting near Lake George and in the Southern Adirondacks. The snowmelt makes for fast water over the class III, IV, and V rapids in the region. Check out Wild Waters Outdoor Center in Warrensburg where you can choose between the Hudson River Gorge or the Sacandaga River.

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Take a Chartered Fishing Tour

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Please note: Adhere to DEC guidelines on safely recreating outdoors while we practice social distancing. Contact individual charters ahead of time.

Do you want to try fishing on Lake George but aren't sure where to go? Contact a local fishing or boat charter like Boating With Bob this spring and let them handle all the navigating for you. Make sure you get your fishing license beforehand!

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Get Back Into the Swing of Things at a Local Golf Course

golf cart by Airways Meadow Golf sign

Please note: As of April 2, 2020 Airway Meadows is open to the public and is adhering to CDC guidelines for social distancing and sanitation.

Of course, this early in the season green conditions depend a lot on the weather. But many of the area's golf courses are open starting in mid-April. Airway Meadows in nearby Gansevoort is an 18-hole championship course with a par 72.

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Enjoy a Guided Horseback Ride

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Bennett's Riding Stable in Lake Luzerne is open on Saturdays and Sundays during the spring. They offer a Sunset Dinner Ride, Hour Trail Ride, or Mountain Trail Ride. Cross horseback riding off your Lake George bucket list this season!

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Make the Most of a Rainy Spring Day With These Fun Indoor Activities

The weather during April and May can sometimes be a bit unpredictable, but there are plenty of indoor activities in and around Lake George. Visit some of your area favorites in the spring for a different experience!

Attend a Wine Tasting or Event at Adirondack Winery

two women holding up painted wine-themed signs

Please Note: As of April 2, 2020 Adirondack Winery is offering shipping, curbside pickup, and has done a virtual release party. Visit their website or check their Facebook for updates.

Head to Adirondack Winery in the Village for a fun afternoon with friends for a tasting, or check out one of their fun events, like sign painting or candle making. They also have their annual anniversary dinner each April.

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Feel Inspired by World-Class Art at The Hyde Collection

outside The Hyde Collection on a beautiful day

Please note: During this public health crisis The Hyde is presenting their masterpieces and works of art online. Visit their website for more details.

We are so lucky to have the amazing Hyde Collection so close to Lake George! This fine art museum in Glens Falls has the best modern art collection north of New York City and is a must-visit destination for art and culture enthusiasts. When the inevitable spring rains keep you inside, head over to the Hyde to experience renowned art and learn something new.

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Plan Your Escape From a Themed Escape Room

group of girls holding up signs who just escaped the Escape Room

Please note: Tru-Escape announced they're closing for two weeks as of March 16, 2020. Check their Facebook for the latest updates.

An escape room is a perfect rainy day activity! Check out Tru-Escape Mystery & Escape Rooms in Queensbury and taken on a challenge with friends or family as you solve puzzles and riddles, find clues, and complete tasks to escape.

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Watch a Worthwhile Performance at a Theater

band on stage

Please note: The Park Theater is closed for the time being. Visit their Facebook page for the latest updates.

The Park Theater in Glens Falls always has an exciting show, performance, or event going on. This historic theater puts on live comedy shows, bands, musicals, dances, and more. When the weather is less than ideal there's no better way to pass the time than be being thoroughly entertained by a live act.

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