Find Spring Adventures at the Trout House Resort: One of Lake George's Best Kept Secrets
The Adirondack and Lake George regions are known for outdoor recreational opportunities, scenic views, and superb lodging options - especially exquisite handcrafted log cabin chalets.
But you don't have to wait for summertime to enjoy a getaway to this vibrant area. In fact, there are a lot of advantages to coming in the spring, like avoiding crowds on hiking trails and saving money with off season rates. Read on to see where you'll want to go for the ultimate spring getaway this year, where you can stay in a log cabin right on the lake.
Relax in a Cozy Cabin During Chilly Spring Days
General Burgoyne has a double-sided wood burning fireplace that can be enjoyed from living room and bedroom
Trout House is a popular year-round resort located on the peaceful, northern shores of beautiful Lake George. Generations of families return each year for a week-long summer vacation. Treasure the peace and serenity that spring brings in an authentic Adirondack chalet before the busy season begins.
The friendly staff has your first fire built and ready for you to light upon arrival. Grab your drink, turn on your favorite tunes, and cozy up beside your cabin's mesmerizing fireplace. A full ring of dry, split firewood and kindling is right outside your cabin door. Take the time to indulge in your luxurious Jacuzzi tub.
Fireplace in General Burgoyne from the bedroom side
Awaken to glorious sunrises and top off the evening gazing into the starlit sky glistening over the lake, all from your lakeside porch. For the young at heart, Trout House offers complimentary rowboats, paddleboats, bicycles, shuffleboard, horseshoes, and so much more!
The superior accommodations are reason enough to visit, but here's why you'll want to come in the spring specifically: they have a lower rate offered through May 15th, mid-week specials are available for the majority of the spring season, and you can bring your pets with you during the off season for a small fee.
Relaxing Jacuzzi tub
The other fantastic aspect of Trout House is the location. Hague is situated on the northern end of Lake George, so you can enjoy a whole different, less populated part of the lake than if you were staying near the village; you'll also be closer to prime recreational opportunities and things to do in the rest of the Adirondacks.
Outside of General Burgoyne
If you're finding spring pretty chilly, you can simply stay inside your relaxing cabin and snuggle up by the fire with a good book or your favorite person. However, if the sun is shining and you feel like getting outdoors, there are several recreational opportunities on site at Trout House and close by to check out:
Enjoy Fishing on the Northern End of Lake George
Fishing - or any activities on or near the water - is a whole different experience at the northern end of Lake George. You'll find significantly less boat traffic and crowds, making for a relaxing and peaceful outing. The Northern Basin of Lake George has many fishing hotspots.
You can fish right from the dock at Trout House, or bring your waders and the shore fishing opportunities abound. Soon enough, the canoes, kayaks, and rowboats will be available for guests of the resort, opening up more access to the lake.
Lake trout, landlocked salmon, and several other species are open-year round, so you can look forward to fishing at any time during the spring. April 1st marks the beginning of trout season for many of the smaller streams and waterways in the region, so brook trout, rainbow trout, and brown trout fishing is available for any fly fishermen or light tackle anglers.
If you're interested in a guided fishing trip, Justy-Joe Charters and Jim Wells are both accredited guides and are located close to Trout House and can pick you up at the main dock. And if you happen to be visiting during late spring you can also check out Fresh Water Therapy (formerly No Fish Left Behind). They're located on nearby Silver Bay, just a few minutes from Trout House, and open on June 8th.
Embark on a Spring Hike - There Might be Mud, but No Bugs!
View from "the lookout" on the trail behind the Trout House property
Interested in a spring hike? Spring is mud season, so you'll have to make sure to pack boots you don't mind getting dirty, and be prepared for a variety of possible weather conditions. Snow, rain, slush, and mud are some of what you may encounter, at least through the middle of May. However, you can still catch some spectacular sights and get some great exercise. And, bonus: the majority of bugs won't be out yet.
Trout House has a hiking trail right on site that you'll find behind the resort, where you'll be rewarded with spectacular views of the lake. If you're looking to branch out and get on some more trails, there are plenty of opportunities close by - it's one of the many perks of vacationing in the Adirondacks!
Photo credit: George Brown
Hiking trails near Trout House abound with options like Jabes Pond, Sunrise Mountain, and Berrymill Pond (part of the Pharaoh Wilderness Preserve). There is also Deer Leap and Five Mile Mountain trails on top of Tongue Mountain, each of which offer tremendous views of the Narrows of Lake George.
The Cook Mountain Preserve is just 15 minutes away and consists of a 2.9-mile trail, a lake, and provides views of northern Lake George, the Champlain Valley, and the Green Mountains in Vermont. Another excellent nearby choice would be Mount Defiance in Ticonderoga, which is Iroquois Native American for "the land between two waters," with beautiful views of both Lake George and Lake Champlain.
Trout House offers a list to guests at check-in with driving directions and hiking mileage to the above areas, so it couldn't be any easier to get on the trails.
Get Back Into the Swing of Things at Ticonderoga Area Country Club
Ticonderoga Area Country Club is less than 10 minutes from Trout House. If you're a golfer, their golf course is reasonably priced, includes views of scenic mountains on both sides of the golf course, is ideal for all skill levels, and Trout House guests receive a 10% discount. They also have clubs available to rent.
Golfing is of course weather dependent, although by late April you should definitely be able to get in a game or two on their 18 holes.
Try Your Hand at a Treeptop Adventure Course at Adirondack Extreme
If you're looking for a more extreme spring adventure look no further than Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course in Bolton Landing, a little over 30 minutes from Trout House. This is a treetop adventure course with various obstacles and challenges including suspended rope bridges, nets, ladders, swings, and more.
Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course is open April through November; weekends only in April and May. As this is a popular place to get your thrills in, reservations are highly recommended.
Cross Fort Ticonderoga Off Your Bucket List
Fort Ticonderoga, just over 20 minutes from Trout House, is open-year round for special events but their official season starts on May 4th for 2019 - that's when they'll be open daily. Fort Ticonderoga is the only site on the planet that tells a different historical story each year, so there's always something fresh and exciting happening.
This year, Fort Ticonderoga is focusing on the story of 1758, the year of the Battle of Carillon. The battle will be brought to life through various programs and exhibits, living history weekends, and more. Make sure to check out what's going on at the fort when you'll be staying at Trout House.
You could also check out the Ticonderoga Heritage Museum for more historical late spring fun. This museum focuses on the paper mills and graphite mining industry in the Adirondacks, they offer free admission, and are open starting on Memorial Day.
Book Now, Save Money & Have an Amazing Trip
Don't miss out on all this region of the Adirondacks has to offer in the springtime, coupled with the off season deals at Trout House. Enjoy the spring getaway you deserve, at one of the finest resorts on Lake George where they'll take care of you like one of their own. This is a family-owned resort, with the owners living right on the premises.
Trout House guests return for their getaways and vacations here year after year. One visit will have you coming back time and time again. See why for yourself!