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Top Spots to Get Your Beach & Boating Essentials for Summer in Lake George

From sunbathing at the beach to boating on the lake with family and friends, summer in Lake George can't be beat. Are you planning your next visit? While you may already have sunscreen, sunglasses, and a beach blanket ready, no trip to the lake is complete without these beach and boating essentials.

Sip an Ice Cold Slushie Made With Your Favorite Adirondack Winery Wine

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Looking to indulge in a little day drinking at the beach? Adirondack Winery's famous wine slushies are always a refreshing option during summer, and if you'd like to make your own at home, then you're in luck. To create your gourmet wine slushie, all you need is one of their Lush Wine Cocktail Mixes, some water, and of course your favorite bottle of Adirondack Winery wine.

Lush is an organic, 100% all-natural dry mix that turns wine into a wine cocktail in minutes, and it's available in Citrus Sangria, Original Frose, and Cosmopolitan flavors at Adirondack Winery.

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After you've mixed together your slushie, now it's time to go enjoy your drink by the lake or out on a boat. To ensure it stays extra cold, we recommend picking up a Freeze Cooling Cup at Adirondack Winery. These attractive wine tumblers are designed to be placed in a freezer so they can keep your beverage chilled when you're ready. Adirondack Winery's products can be purchased online or at their three locations in the Lake George region.

Visit The Indian Tepee Gift Shop for Lake George Inspired Drinkware

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On a nice sunny day, it's important to stay hydrated if you're going to be outdoors for a few hours or more. Beat the heat and sip a cold beverage using insulated drinkware from The Indian Tepee Gift Shop in Bolton Landing.

A local shopping destination for over 60 years, "The Tepee Store" is your one stop shop for both Lake George and Adirondack inspired products. Their custom drinkware includes stainless steel water bottles with an image of Lake George, colorful tumblers with the words "Life is Better at the Lake," unbreakable silicone Lake George pint cups, and more.

Stay Cool With Ball Caps & Tumblers From Love is on Lake George

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Lake George is the happy place for many families where new memories are made every year. To help people show their love for the area, local business Love is on Lake George offers a variety of products and gifts featuring their logo and Lake George-themed images.

When you need a new hat to block out the sun while you're relaxing at the beach or cruising across the water, purchase one of their Lake George Ball Caps, which are embroidered with the words "Love is on Lake George." They also sell insulated Lake George Tumblers and 15 oz. Lake George Plastic Wine Tumblers that are virtually unbreakable and will protect your favorite beverages. Love is on Lake George is an online shop, so be sure to order your products before your trip this summer.

Pick Out the Perfect Summer Beach Read at The Book Cabin

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If soaking up the sun while reading a good book is your idea of a perfect beach day, then you should swing by The Book Cabin of Lake George. Located in an Adirondack cabin just a few miles north of Lake George Village, this independent bookstore features thousands of books for all members of the family.

The Book Cabin opened in April 2021, and you'll find a fantastic selection of new titles and bestsellers. Take some time to browse the shelves and pick out a page turner or a book that's on your summer reading list.

Stock Up on All Your Summer Fishing Needs at Beach Road Bait & Tackle

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Lake George is a fisherman's paradise, but before you head out on the water and cast your line, you'll want to be properly prepared. Plan a visit to Beach Road Bait & Tackle in Lake George and gear up for your next fishing trip.

Whether you're fishing for salmon, lake trout, black bass, or northern pike, this local shop has you covered. Beach Road Bait & Tackle sells live bait and fishing supplies at great prices, New York State fishing licenses, camping equipment, and more. Plus, their experienced staff is happy to provide free advice on the best spots for Lake George fishing.

Learn more about fishing in Lake George »

Need a Boat? Get a Rental in Lake George and Spend a Day on the Water

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You have all the essentials, but what if you don't own a boat? Check out one of the many boat rental companies and marinas in the Lake George area. From fishing boats and pontoons to six-person bowriders, there are various rental options available to suit your needs. Pick out a boat, pack your cooler and bags, and prepare for a boating adventure.

A summer of fun awaits you in Lake George this year. Make sure you have all the essentials for the perfect day by (or on!) the water.

View our Boating Guide for info on launch sites, regulations, and more »

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