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Find the Best Things to Do in Lake George: The Best Of 2022 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, check out the winners below.

Best Indoor Attraction: Fort William Henry

Take a deep dive into the Lake George area's rich history and significance in the French and Indian War at Fort William Henry. Although they host many reenactments, cannon firings, and more outdoor excitement, they win for this indoor category because for the museum and its engaging exhibits.

Best Outdoor Attraction: Sacandaga Outdoor Center

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.

Best Kid-Friendly Attraction: Sacandaga Outdoor Center

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.

Best Cruise or Boat Tour: Lake George Steamboat Company

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.

Best Beach: Million Dollar Beach

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.

Best Mini Golf: Around the World

Did you know Lake George is the unofficial Mini Golf Capital of the World? It's true! So when we say Around the World 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 across the planet.

Best Shopping:  Love is on Lake George

When it comes to Lake George-themed items and souvenirs with the shape of the lake, Love is on Lake George has it all. Buy the best gift items from their online shop at any time of year, including placements, bottle openers, coffee mugs, dog leashes, glassware, and more.

Best Horseback Riding: Mountain View Rocking B Ranch

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. Mountain View Rocking B Ranch in Lake Luzerne offers horseback riding year-round, including junior rides, 1/2 hour and hourly trail rides, Good Mornin' breakfast rides, and sunset dinner rides. 

Best Attraction in Hadley & Lake Luzerne: Sacandaga Outdoor Center

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.

Best Attraction in the Adirondacks, North of Lake George: Ausable Chasm

Ausable Chasm is arguably one of the biggest attractions in the Adirondack Park, not just in Lake George. Considered the "Grand Canyon of the Adirondacks" you'll find hiking, rock climbing, tubing, and rafting at this unique location with a waterfall and gorge. 

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