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An Incredible Weekend Getaway: 48 Hours In Lake George

Lake George Village is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway. From the luminous waters of the lake itself to the majestic Adirondack foothills, there are endless activities to fill your weekend. Along the shoreline and throughout the village you'll discover eateries and local boutiques you can explore for hours. This weekend getaway itinerary will give you a picture-perfect Lake George experience:

Friday Night

6:30pm Hop Aboard A Steamboat Cruise

The Lac du Saint Sacrement sailing on Lake Geroge

Set sail on the the Lac du Saint Sacrement for a 2 ¼ hour cruise around the Queen of American Lakes. Satisfy your hungry stomach with the dinner buffet before heading to the deck to take in the pristine beauty around the lake. Cruises set sail at 6:30 so arrive a few minutes early for boarding.

9pm Grab A Drink Along The Lake Front

View from the Lake George Beach Club patio

When you disembark from the cruise ship, take a stroll down the walkway towards Shepard Park Beach where you'll find some of the best nightlife in the village. Order your drink and head out to the patio for serene views of the lake. You'll also stumble upon live music at many of these establishments, too.


9am Stroll Along Canada Street & Beach Road

People walking in front of the shops on Beach Road in Lake George

Start your day off with a stroll along Canada Street & Beach Road to explore local boutiques and shops. You'll find everything from rustic Adirondack decor to delicious gourmet treats that might not survive the trip home. When you're ready for breakfast, head over to Caffé Vero for a fantastic cup of coffee and a bite to eat.

11am Taste Local Wines

Three Adirondack Winery glasses filled with one red, one rosé, and one white wine.

Along Canada Street you'll stumble upon Adirondack Winery, which opens at 11am. They use grapes sourced from farm vineyards across New York and some other regions. This allows the fully-licensed New York State Winery to offer a broad selection of over 35 wines. Their tasting room associates will walk you through a variety of wines and help you find the right wine for your preferences.

12pm - Grab A Slice At One Of The Many Pizza Parlors In Town

Pepper, olive, and mushroom Pizza

Lake George has a surprising number of pizzerias serving up spectacular slices. There are two pizza joints close to Adirondack Winery if you're looking for a short walk. Pizza Jerks is just off of Canada Street and serves hand-tossed New York style pies. Right on Canada Street is the Capri, a popular spot with locals and tourists for several decades.

1pm Explore Fort William Henry

Historic Fort William Henry

Travel back in time with a visit to Fort William Henry, a key site of the French and Indian War. Explore artifacts, meet soldiers, and see live firing demonstrations of muskets and cannons. Join a guided tour for an in-depth history of the fort.

3pm - Catch Some Rays On Million Dollar Beach

Swimmers and beach goers enjoy a sunny afternoon at Million Dollar Beach in Lake George

No trip to Lake George is complete without spending some time on the beach. Slather on the sunscreen before walking down Beach Road to the famed Million Dollar Beach. Take a dip in the water, catch some rays, or join in on a game of volleyball.

Spend a few hours soaking in the summer sun before heading back to your room to get ready for dinner.

8pm Have A Romantic Dinner At The Boathouse Restaurant

Sunset on Lake George as seen from The Boathouse Restaurant

Take the scenic route up Lake Shore Drive to Bolton Landing for a romantic evening at The Boathouse Restaurant. Located right on the waterfront, the restaurant offers endless views of the sparkling lake. Their menu features a variety of steak and seafood options perfect for plein air dining.


10am Rent A SUP & Hit The Lake

Teenagers on SUPs exploring Lake George

You've seen the lake by boat and from land, but now it's time for a new perspective. Head to Kayak Lake George to rent a SUP (stand-up paddleboard) for a peaceful morning of paddling. As you make your way out onto the lake, be sure to admire just how pristine its waters are.

12pm Brunch At Prospect Mountain Diner

Exterior view of Prospect Mountain Diner

After working up an appetite on the lake, head to Prospect Mountain Diner for classic diner favorites. Breakfast is served all day in this local staple that dates back to 1950. Its shining silver exterior is hard to miss and will instantly transport you to another era.

1pm Drive Up Prospect Mountain

View from the summit of Prospect Mountain

The summit of Prospect Mountain boasts 100-mile views, making it a popular spot for soaking in the region's majestic landscapes. Take your time driving up the mountain and enjoy pit stops at three outlooks before you reach the parking lot. To reach the summit, board the shuttle bus or take a stroll on the nature trails to the top.

After a blissful 48-hours in Lake George, head home with photos and memories that will last a lifetime. Before long, you'll be reminiscing of the clear blue waters. Explore more Lake George itineraries to find inspiration for your next vacation.

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A hotel's dock space on Lake George
View taken from the water of a restaurant with docks on Lake George