Year-Round Romantic Activities in the Lake George Region
Find 20 Seasonal Things to Do for Couples
Visiting Lake George with your favorite person? No matter the time of year, there are romantic things to do, from private igloo dining to treetop adventures to scenic chairlift rides. Come make memories together in this special place all year long.
Suspended rope bridges, Tarzan swings, and more high-flying obstacles await for adventurous couples at Adirondack Extreme's treetop course, which opens on weekends seasonally in April.
Whitewater rafting opportunities abound in the Southern Adirondacks, particularly in the spring when the snow runoff provides incredible rapids. Adirondack River Outfitters in North River starts up in April, and there are other whitewater rafting companies close by.
Spring weather can be unpredictable in the Lake George region, with rain or even snow a distinct possibility. Have some indoor options on the docket, including local museums like The Hyde Collection and the Chapman Museum. (You can also visit them when it's nice out!)
Are you high school sweethearts? Even if you're not, you can reminisce together over the days of your yesteryears when you'd enjoy a wholesome bowling game. Lake George Lanes & Games is where you'll want to go for nostalgia and a bit of competition.
Speaking of youthful date night activities, did you know there's a roller skating arena in the area? Hold hands as you make your way around the rink at The Fun Spot in Queensbury.
Yes, you can take a hike on one of the many trails or mountains in the area. Or, you can kick the experience up a notch by heading out super early to gaze at an Instagrammable sunrise. Cat Mountain in Bolton Landing is pictured above.bike trails close by.
Parasailing Adventures offers the unique chance to see Lake George from 300 feet above. When you look back on your lives and adventures together, this experience is sure to rank towards the top. Although we think of this as a summer activity, they do open for the season on May 5, 2021.
Sometimes the best dates are the simple ones. When you're ready to switch gears from summiting mountains and parasailing over the lake, grab a couple of ice cream cones from Nina's Sweet Shoppe.
When it's too hot to move, head to one of Lake George's beaches with a giant umbrella in one hand and a large towel in the other. Enjoy mountain and water sights as you take advantage of your downtime.
Fort William Henry is the prime Lake George haunted hotspot that offers guided ghost tours. It won't be too scary making your way around the 18th century fortress at night if you have your partner in crime next to you, right?
Although you can visit nearly any winery, brewery, or distillery year-round, we love the idea of a fall wine tasting date at Adirondack Winery. If you're visiting in October make sure to take advantage of their limited edition Drink Pink wines for a great cause.
Remember that sleigh ride you can take in the winter? The same company, Circle B Ranch, offers horseback riding as well. Stroll along a scenic trail and take in the foliage in a whole new way.
Speaking of the foliage, our last two recommendations for fall take you on a picturesque drive to your destination. Work together to solve the clues in Fort Ticonderoga's corn maze, about an hour north of Lake George. The maze is typically open August through October
View the Foliage in a Special Way
Gore Mountain, about 35 minutes from Lake George in North Creek, provides scenic skyrides on chairlifts and gondolas during the fall. It's you, your favorite person, and vibrant colors as far as the eye can see.
Have you heard of igloo dining? These majestic dining pods are a unique way to enjoy a Lake George winter while staying warm. Pictured above are igloos at the Inn at Erlowest, though there are many heated outdoor dining options in the region.
In a typical year, ice bars are a huge draw to Lake George in the winter. Although most aren't happening for 2021, another option is to get cozy at a bar or restaurant that offers a fireplace. You might even be able to get a reservation right next to the fire!
What could be more romantic than a horse-drawn sleigh ride for two? Circle B Ranch in Chestertown, about 20 minutes from Lake George, offers private sleigh rides where you can stay warm under a blanket with your partner.
It's the Southern Adirondacks, of course there's skiing in the winter! For you skiers, snowboarders, and other couples who bond over cold-weather sports, check out West Mountain in Queensbury. For a lighter activity, they also offer snow tubing.
Wait, hear us out! Ice fishing can be romantic! Imagine the thrill of being out on the frozen lake, trying something you've never done before - together. Make sure you beginners hire an ice fishing guide. (And find someplace warm to cuddle after.)