Find the Best Things to Do in Lake George: The Best Of 2023 Winners
You picked them - these are the absolute best things to do in Lake George! Each year we conduct the Best Of Lake George contest and fans vote on their favorites. From indoor fun to outdoor activities, here are some of the highlights from this year's winners.
Explore the history of Marcella Sembrich, one of the most prolific musicians and teachers of the 19th and 20th centuries, when you visit The Sembrich! The museum hosts a permanent collection of memorabilia from Marcella Sembrich, including letters, artwork, costumes, and more.
From whitewater rafting to tubing to kayaking, your outdoor, one-the-water, Adirondack adventures begin at Sacandaga Outdoor Center in Hadley. SOC has provided family-friendly, guided rafting trips for over three decades. Come join them on the gorgeous Sacandaga River.
Yes, it's true - Sacandaga Outdoor Center also took home the gold for the best attraction to bring the littles ones to. Kids 5 and up can enjoy a traditional shared raft, teens 16 and up can come along for guided tubing (must be at least 5'4"), and ages 14 and up are able to take part in guided kayaking.
The Lake George Steamboat Company gets crowned Best Cruise yet again! Their three cruise ships are a familiar and striking sight to see on the Queen of American Lakes. Experience this quintessential Lake George marvel for yourself when you a book a dinner cruise, sunset cruise, or another special tour.
Located on the southern basin of Lake George, Million Dollar Beach is the place to be whenever the weather gets warm. The mountain views coupled with the beauty of the lake come together at this beloved summer hotspot, earning it the Best Beach title.
Did you know Lake George is the unofficial Mini Golf Capital of the World? It's true! So when we say Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf wins for Best Mini Golf it's a significant achievement, beating out quite a bit competition in the region. Make sure to plan an outing on your next visit to this unique attraction that takes you on a trip through the world of 18th century buccaneers.
Horseback riding is an easily overlooked Lake George activity, but there's no better feeling that riding these majestic animals on the areas many trails. Circle B Ranch in Chestertown offers horseback riding year-round, including one and two hour trail rides and riding lessons.
Sacandaga Outdoor Center wins again, this time for the best attraction in the Hadley and Lake Luzerne area. They have an optimal location where the Hudson and Sacandaga Rivers meet. There's just a short bus ride from their location and you'll be on the water in no time.
Explore Adirondack geology at the Natural Stone Bridge and Caves in Pottersville. This site hosts the largest marble cave entrance in the eastern U.S. and offers walking, caving, hiking, and snowshoeing tours.