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It seems like there's a never-ending list of outdoor things to do in Lake George all year round. Check out some our favorite things to do in April and May in Lake George and the surrounding region.

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

Have an Adventure High in the Treetops

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!

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.

For 2024 they are open on weekends starting on April 20, and then starting daily on June 1; they run through November 27.

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Brave the Rapids With Whitewater Rafting

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.

Wild Waters Outdoor Center starts their season on April 13, 2024.

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Take a Chartered Fishing Tour

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

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

Mountain View Rocking B Ranch 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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Play a Mini Round with Family and Friends

Lake George has several mini-golf locations to enjoy a leisurely time with family and soak up the Adirondack atmosphere. Pirates Cove typically opens the last weekend of April, and Around The World in mid-May.

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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

Head to Adirondack Winery in the Village or at their Queensbury location for a fun afternoon with friends for a tasting, or check out one of their fun events, like sign painting or candle making.

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Feel Inspired by World-Class Art at The Hyde Collection

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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Watch a Worthwhile Performance at a Theater

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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Discover Lake George's History Brought to Life 

Explore Fort William Henry, an historic site and museum in Lake George, opening April 27th 2024.  Watch live cannon firings, 18th-century games, and King's Army reenactments. Engage with historical figures, explore exhibits on the French & Indian War, and shop at the Sutler Shoppe for souvenirs. A perfect family-friendly day, rain or shine! 

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