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Find the Best Things to Do in Lake George: The Best Of 2017 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. This year, the following activities and attractions were voted the Best Things to Do in Lake George.

Enjoy the Best Cruise

Best Cruise: Minne-Ha-Ha

the Minnie-Ha-Ha on the water

The Minne-Ha-Ha of the Lake George Steamboat Company has been a staple in Lake George for many years - in fact, they've taken first place for the Best Cruise category for nine years in a row! The authentic paddlewheel steamship boat is one of only five left in the country - check out why the Minne-Ha-Ha is so popular when you take a one-hour sightseeing trip.

Find the Best Attractions in Lake George

Best Outdoor Attraction: Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course

peron traversing an obstacle course in the air with logs

If you're looking for an outdoor activity it doesn't get any better than a thrilling tree top obstacle course! There are six adult courses with more than 130 obstacles and two giant Tyrolean zip lines. Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course was actually the first aerial adventure course in the entire country! Experience the adventure for yourself and see why this tree top course is the best outdoor attraction in the area.

Best Indoor Attraction: Adirondack Winery

the outside of Adirondack Winery

Need something to do in Lake George when the weather isn't conducive to beaches, boats, or other outdoor activities? Head to the Adirondack Winery where the tasting room is open all year round! Sample their award-winning wine and see what all the fuss is about. We recommend the Soaring Strawberry, a semi-sweet wine that is known as their most popular variety.

Shop 'Till You Drop With the Best Shopping

Best Shopping: Live Love Laugh

hanging hoodies and tops that say Lake George on them

You must get some shopping in while visiting Lake George and Live Love Laugh is the ideal store! Voted Best Shopping for three years in a row, Live Love Laugh specializes in a wide variety of gifts for the Lake George lover in your life - shirts, signs, stones, cards, jewelry, and so much more.

Bring the Kids Out for the Best Family Fun

Best Kid-Friendly Attraction: The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom

little boy with blue life jacket shows open-mouthed grin as he plays in the water park

No surprise here - The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom has snagged the spot of Best Kid-Friendly Attraction in Lake George for the ninth year in a row. Choose between a huge variety of kid rides, family rides, thrill rides, water park rides, and more. A fantastic time is always had at Great Escape - your only problem will be getting your kids to leave!

Best Mini Golf: Around the World

part of mini golf course with a Japanese theme and Mexican theme shown

Find two large, themed golf courses at Around the World, voted the Best Mini Golf in Lake George for three years in a row. It's not only the best, though, it's also one of the oldest and most original miniature golf courses in the area. The designer constructed Around the World based on where he had traveled around the world.

Best Horseback Riding: Ruggiero's Public Horseback Riding at the Painted Pony Ranch

child on a white horse with black spots with other horses in the background

The Painted Pony Ranch has been around since 1942, so you can be sure you're in experienced hands when you go horseback riding here. Guests ages seven and up can partake in either a one-hour or a half hour guided horse ride tour - but the littlest kids aren't left out! Kids six and under can ride miniature horses.

Discover the Best Attractions Right Near Lake George

Best Attraction in Hadley & Lake Luzerne: Sacandaga Outdoor Center

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The Sacandaga Outdoor Center is located just minutes from Lake George. Here you'll find the best rafting, tubing, and kayaking! We love our outdoor activities and adventures in the Lake George area, and Sacandaga Outdoor Center provides the best of the best.

Best Attraction in the Adirondacks, Exclusive of Lake George: Natural Stone Bridge & Caves

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You can explore the largest cave in the eastern US at Natural Stone Bridge & Caves! Caves, waterfalls, a gorge, and more can be found here, and they even do snowshoe trails and tours in the winter. Try a new activity for your next date night or family outing. New hands-on activities are added each year, and this is a perfect place for kids to find educational fun you can't get anywhere else.

The Best Event All Year

Best Annual Event: Adirondack Wine & Food Festival

the Adirondack Wine and Food Festival - various tents are set up on a field for all the vendors, there are lots of people, it's a nice day with clouds in the sky, mountain in the background

You will absolutely not want to miss out on the Adirondack Wine & Food Festival that happens at the end of June each year! See the best wineries, breweries, distilleries, artisanal food vendors, food trucks, and more showcased at this incredible event.

Sand, Sun and Fun With the Best Beach

The Best Beach: Million Dollar Beach

close up of a sandcastle

Million Dollar Beach has secured the spot of Best Beach in Lake George for nine years in a row! See why this is the most frequented beach in Lake George. Go swimming, picnicking, and enjoy a volleyball court. The beach also has a public boat launch that includes an all important boat inspection and wash station to prevent the spread of invasive species.

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