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Plan an Epic Bachelorette Weekend in Lake George

So your best friend is getting married! You and your fellow bridesmaids are arranging a weekend she’ll never forget. To help kick off some of the planning, we’ve compiled some options, from lodging to activities to food and drinks. We are here to help you design an exciting experience for the not-so-single ladies in your life.

Choose a Place to Stay

Fort William Henry Resort: A Historic Hotel & Renowned Museum in One

Located on the southern tip of Lake George, Fort William Henry is in the heart of Lake George Village. You’ll have the flexibility and freedom to walk anywhere you’d like within the Village. If you or anyone else in your group happens to be a history buff, this is the perfect place to stay. This area is enriched with captivating history. You may even get the opportunity to see a French and Indian War reenactment just steps from your hotel.

Treat the Bride to Luxury With a View at The Sagamore

elegant hotel room

Being one of the most luxurious resorts on the lake with stunning decor and beautiful lake views, The Sagamore will take your breath away. The resort, comprising various dining experiences, pools, and a golf course, is only 10 miles up the road from the heart of Lake George Village. Furthermore, you will only be a quick jaunt to Bolton Landing’s downtown area, filled with charming shops and delicious places to grab a bite.

Embrace the Adirondack Vibes at Alpine Village Resort

Adirondack chairs on deck with lake view

While spending the weekend in the Adirondacks, you may choose to embrace the rustic nature of your locale and pick a place to stay that feels like a cozy cabin. If that’s what you’re going for, look no further than Alpine Village Resort. This authentic log cabin resort sits directly on Lake George, providing a wonderful opportunity to take beautiful photos of a weekend to remember. Some rooms also feature a fireplace that adds to the comfortable environment.

Discover Fun Things to Do

Take on the Challenge at Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course

split image with outside of Adirondack Extreme on the left and treetop course on the right

Feel like you’re gliding through the trees at Adirondack Extreme! Take a treetop adventure with your pals through 4 or more courses that physically challenge you as you traverse through the air. You can also book a “low rider” ziplining tour that brings you over small brooks and other parts of the woods. Don’t forget, it’s possible to customize the intensity of the activities you participate in. That way, everyone has a fun and rewarding time at Adirondack Extreme!

Paddle Around with Lake George Kayak Company

kayak on lake

Taking a kayak or paddleboard on the water is both an exercise and a reward. Paddle your kayak or simply glide around the lake with Lake George Kayak Company. If you choose to stay at the Sagamore, you’ll only be a stone’s throw from the place where you’ll launch your kayaks and paddleboards. You can also rent a canoe! Rental periods range from one hour to half a day to a full day so you’ll have control of how long you’d like to be waterlogged.

Rent a Boat for the Bridal Crew at Brodie's Lakeside

If your party is looking for a private outing, consider renting a boat from Brodie's Lakeside. You must be 21 years of age and have a valid drivers license to rent. A boat will offer you and your girlfriends a chance to relax on the water or drive around the lake, offering an opportunity for exploration. Anchor in a bay to allow some sun tanning and swimming time for the ladies. But don’t forget your sunscreen!

See more on boating rules and regulations here »

Come Sail Away with Parasailing Adventures

couple parasails

Set sail across the sky while parasailing on Lake George! Your bride-to-be will be flying from this exhilarating adventure thanks to Parasailing Adventures. Once you’re up in the air, you’ll have an unobstructed, prime view of your surrounding areas that include mountains and the lake. This activity would make a wonderful photo opportunity as you are up in the air in the colorful parasail wing. The photo may be taken from far away, but smile!

Cruise on the Lake with Lake George Steamboat Company

steamboat on lake

If you’ve ever been in Lake George and heard a loud horn that is far too massive of a sound to have been a car horn, it was probably one of the Lake George Steamboat Company's three steamboats that circle around the lake. Choose to reserve a spot on a lunch or dinner cruise with fantastic food and superb views. Depending on the time of your visit, there may be speciality cruises available with ever changing themes of atmosphere and food. 

Be Daring at Adirondack Adventure's Whitewater Rafting

whitewater rafters

For the adventurous bridal parties out there, whitewater rafting may be a perfect pastime. Make your way down rapid waters on an inflatable raft courtesy of the reputable Adirondack Adventure Center. You’ll sit on the edge of the raft and paddle when asked. Don’t worry, you’ll have an expert there to help out. Just remember to put on your helmets when rushing down a body of water!

Find Great Places to Eat & Drink

Enjoy Pristine Lake Views at the Algonquin Restaurant

lake view with dock

Treat your group to a meal on the water at the Algonquin Restaurant. You can even choose whether to arrive by land or by sea! There is plenty of dock space for you to ride your boat to lunch or dinner. Their food is just as wonderful as the views. The dinner menu ranges from several different flavors of wings to handheld burgers, to choice cuts of beef. There is something on this menu for everyone!

Grab a Drink at 163 Taproom

If you and your bridal party are into the local beer scene, we know the perfect place! 163 Taproom has an unmatched amount of beers from all over the region. They also have craft cocktails if someone in your party isn’t quite a beer lover. In addition to their alcohol selection, this Lake George hangout offers burgers, sandwiches, and bar bites to snack on. A great place to refuel!

Discover Delicious Food at East Cove Restaurant

cutting board with steak

For a more upscale dining experience in the area, check out the East Cove Restaurant. Choose from their versatile menu that includes options of surf, turf, along with savory signature plates such as their Lobster Mac and Cheese or Rustic Chicken Marsala. East Cove is only a short walk from Million Dollar Beach should you decide to take a walk on the beach after your meal.

No matter what activities you choose for the bachelorette weekend, you’ll surely put a smile on the bride's face and provide memories that will last a lifetime!

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